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passive-dependent personality

[ pas-iv-di-pen-duhnt ]
/ ˈpæs ɪv dɪˈpɛn dənt /
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noun Psychiatry.
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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Origin of passive-dependent personality

First recorded in 1965–70
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