Echo Personality Disorder (EPD), was first used by British psychoanalyst Patrick Hurst to describe a variant of Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD). Besides possessing the fear of self that disables the dependent personality to live, move and breathe freely without depending on another for giving them reason to enjoy their lives, a central feature of EPD behavior is a pervasive habit of attracting individuals that are unable to requite their love. EPD individuals by default mirror, echo, and compliment all the desires of another individual continually sacrificing their own desires, self-worth, value and dignity. The nucleus of the EPD is most intensely revealed when the attraction is toward a Narcissistic individual, or one with NPD.
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