Definitions for "Dependent personality disorder"
extreme lack of self-confidence, continual need to have others assume responsibility for one's life, and fear of separation.
Lacking in self-confidence, such people passively allow others to run their lives and make no demands on them so as not to endanger these protective relationships.
A disorder with a pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submissive and clinging behaviour and fears of separation. This pattern begins by early adulthood.