Character Styles

by Stephen M. Johnson

Character Styles Synopsis

Johnson shows how basic life issues underlie the severe pathology of personality disorder, the nagging symptoms of neurosis, and the more functional coping and adaptation of the character styles. Johnson's dimensional model captures the complexity of the human personality, while allowing for variability not seen in categorical systems such as DSM-IV. His descriptive names of the character styles not only link childhood experiences to later personality and psychopathology but also put flesh and bones on psychiatric diagnosis.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780393701715
Publication date: 17th May 1994
Author: Stephen M. Johnson
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: The self, ego, identity, personality, Clinical psychology,

About Stephen M. Johnson

Stephen M. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the faculty at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Menlo Park, California. He divides his time between clinical teaching and the private practice of psychotherapy in Menlo Park and San Francisco.

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