Personality, interpersonal circumplex, and DSM-5: A commentary on five studies.

TitlePersonality, interpersonal circumplex, and DSM-5: A commentary on five studies.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
JournalJournal of personality assessment

Much of personality is interpersonal, and what is interpersonal can be elegantly organized through the crossing of 2 fundamental dimensions of personality: agency and communion. The interpersonal circumplex has enriched substantially what is known about personality and in particular personality disorder, emphasizing to clinicians the importance of considering maladaptive interpersonal functioning when conducting clinical assessments. The purpose of this article is to provide a commentary on 5 articles concerning the interpersonal perspective on personality assessment. The contributions of these 5 studies are also understood relative to the proposed revisions to the American Psychiatric Association's personality disorder nomenclature, as the proposed revisions will be cutting out half of the interpersonal circumplex from further recognition.

Short TitleJ Pers Assess
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