Holland Codes

Holland Codes and the abbreviation RIASEC refer to John Holland’s six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. Career Key organizes and scientifically classifies careerscollege majorscareer clusters, and career pathways by these personality types.

For a description of each type and how you can use personality-career and personality-major match to increase career satisfaction and academic success, visit our article on Holland’s Theory of Career Choice. Our advice on how to choose a career and how to choose a major are based on this popular, respected theory.

DSM-5 Criteria for Paranoid Personality Disorder

A. A pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following:

  1. Suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her.
  2. Is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of friends
    or associates.
  3. Is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her.
  4. Reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events.
  5. Persistently bears grudges (i.e., is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or slights).
  6. Perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack.
  7. Has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual
    partner.
    B. Does not occur exclusively during the course of schizophrenia, a bipolar disorder or a depressive disorder with psychotic features, or another psychotic disorder and is not attributable to the physiological effects of another medical condition.