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In this paper an attempt is made to define the interrelationship of personality disorders. Relationships both between and among the 3 major groupings of DSM-III are discussed. It is proposed that 3 personality disorders, namely passive aggressive, avoidant, and borderline are impure and serve as bridges between the 3 major DSM-111 groupings. Placement within the 3 groupings is discussed with antisocial, compulsive, and schizoid as being the essence of the 3 categories. Anecdotal evidence from previous psychometric research is provided.