Understanding troubled Minds by Sidney Bloch
A good friend who has had mental health issues for decades gave me this book to give me some insight into his world. Quite an amazing read and well worth deeper look.
I found this section most interesting and perhaps of wider use.
High and low level of the scale.
The five factor approach to groping personality types.
High – anxious, tense, irritable perfectionist
Low -bland lacking cancer
High – talkative, inappropriately self disclosing, attention seeking dramatising
Low – socially isolated, lacking zest, inhibited shy
High – eccentric, rebellious, fantasising impractical
Low – intolerant ,band, conformist, aesthetically insensitive, has narrow interests
High – gullible, indiscriminate, trusting, open to being manipulated
Low – cynical, suspicious, quarrelsome, arrogant, exploit
High – over-achieving, workaholic, compulsive, over -scrupulous
Low – underachieving, disregarding of rules, aimless, lacking self discipline.
The clustering of specific problematic personalities.
Anti social personality
Passive aggressive personalities.