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  • Cooperative/Dependent

    1 4.35%
  • Sociable/Histrionic

    2 8.70%
  • Confident/Narcissistic

    2 8.70%
  • Nonconforming/Antisocial

    0 0%
  • Assertive/Sadistic

    1 4.35%
  • Conscientious/Compulsive

    0 0%
  • Skeptical/Negativistic

    1 4.35%
  • Retiring/Schizoid

    3 13.04%
  • Shy/Avoidant

    6 26.09%
  • Pessimistic/Melancholic

    1 4.35%
  • Aggrieved/Masochistic

    0 0%
  • Eccentric/Schizotypal

    3 13.04%
  • Capricious/Borderline

    1 4.35%
  • Suspicious/Paranoid

    2 8.70%
  • Exuberant/Hypomaniac

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Default New typology: Millon personality styles/disorders

    I'm currently geeking a new typology, the Millon personality styles/disorders, and I thought I'd share it with Typology Central.

    There are 15 types, each of which overlap with one or more personality disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Each type ranges from a healthy, mild version (a personality style) to a dysfunctional version (a personality disorder). The types are:

    Cooperative/Dependent
    Sociable/Histrionic
    Confident/Narcissistic
    Nonconforming/Antisocial
    Assertive/Sadistic
    Conscientious/Compulsive
    Skeptical/Negativistic
    Retiring/Schizoid
    Shy/Avoidant
    Pessimistic/Melancholic
    Aggrieved/Masochistic
    Eccentric/Schizotypal
    Capricious/Borderline
    Suspicious/Paranoid
    Exuberant/Hypomaniac

    The graduation from style to disorder affords a framework for taking disordered tendencies seriously. For example, one does not need to be a full-blown narcissist with no empathy whatsoever in order to suffer from the consequences of an overblown assumption of personal superiority that prompts one to rest on one's (aggrandized) laurels.

    Excellent descriptions of the clinical picture, self-perpetuation processes, therapeutic interventional goals and more of 14 of the types can be found in these two books (7 in each book): 1 2

    The typology nicely supplements MBTI. For instance, I know INFJs of the following Millon types: Cooperative/Dependent, Confident/Narcissistic and Pessimistic/Melancholic. Suddenly it makes better sense why one is overly cooperative and acquiescent, yielding and placating everywhere he goes, while another can come across as proud and haughty and yet another tends to play the victim and has been known to solicit sympathy for his vulnerability through passive-aggressive means. (Uh, they're also generally decent peple - this is a negative typology, did I forget to mention that upfront? ) So even though the information about the types available online is sparse, I'm throwing up a poll.

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    ^He pronks, too! Magic Poriferan's Avatar
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    I believe a typology with 1000,000 types has lost the functional, practical value of a typology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I believe a typology with 1000,000 types has lost the functional, practical value of a typology.
    Note to members who miss having me around: Blame post(er)s like the above.

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    oh...i wanted a test. there's no test. :/
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    Eccentric/Schizotypal, probably followed by Retiring/Schizoid.



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    oh fantastic! :/

    if i had to choose...possibly this.
    Sociable/Histrionic Personality
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    none of them fit... at all
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    none of them fit... at all
    It's tough because they mostly describe what one is like when operating as notthis/THIS. A healthier individual will identify with the first term first [or more accurately, with the grouping on that circle] and the second term only if they exhibit disorder characteristics.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    It's tough because they mostly describe what one is like when operating as notthis/THIS. A healthier individual will identify with the first term first [or more accurately, with the grouping on that circle] and the second term only if they exhibit disorder characteristics.
    agreed it's like you have this bit about your personality that if left unchecked could manifest in this way...not to say it does tho. that's how i see it anyway as i know i am not a lot of those things listed...but...i could be...you know, if i were a wretched person.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    The best match for me is shizoid. However I have much more Te than that description says.

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