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Meaning of passive-dependent personality

pas'sive-de•pend'ent personal'ity

Pronunciation: (pas'iv-di-pen'dunt), [key]
— Psychiatry. Psychiatry.
  1. a personality disorder characterized by a lack of self-confidence and self-reliance and consequent surrender to and dependence on others to take responsibility for major areas of one's life.
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