Maverick Personality Disorder

Maverick Personality Disorder is defined by a tendency to make rash, impulsive decisions that are regarded as both bold and correct–even if the decision directly contradicts another “bold” and “correct” decision that has been made only moments before. This impulsivity is to be distinguished from that seen in Borderline Personality Disorder in that in the latter disorder, self-destructive behavior is overt and intentional, whereas in Maverick Personality Disorder, the impulsive behavior is largely self-destructive, but the individual is rarely aware of it, instead thinking that they are acting “from their gut” in a reasonable fashion.