Haltlose personality disorder

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Haltlose Personality Disorder
Classification and external resources
Specialty Psychiatry
ICD-10 F60.8

Haltlose personality disorder is an ICD-10 personality disorder in which affected individuals are selfish, irresponsible and hedonistic. "Haltlos" is a German word that in this context refers to a drifting, aimless, irresponsible lifestyle.[1]

Affected individuals have many similarities in common with dissocial personality disorder and its DSM counterpart antisocial personality disorder. Characteristics of these personalities are:

  • have a strong present time orientation with no long-term goals.
  • have no conscientiousness or concentration;
  • do not feel remorse or learn from experience.

They are typically overoptimistic, have charm and are easily persuaded, features in common with histrionic personality disorder.

Many Haltlose are alcoholics and associate with antisocials.[1]


  1. ^ a b Langmaack, C. (2000). "'Haltlose' type personality disorder (ICD-10 F60.8)" (PDF). The Psychiatrist. 24 (6): 235–236. doi:10.1192/pb.24.6.235-b.