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Character Styles - Stephen M. Johnson

Hardcover Published: 17th May 1994
ISBN: 9780393701715
Number Of Pages: 352

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Johnson shows how basic life issues underlie the severepathology of personality disorder, the nagging symptoms ofneurosis, and the more functional coping and adaptation ofthe character styles. Johnson's dimensional model capturesthe complexity of the human personality, while allowing forvariability not seen in categorical systems such as DSM-IV.His descriptive names of the character styles not only linkchildhood experiences to later personality and psychopathologybut also put flesh and bones on psychiatric diagnosis.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Theory of Character Formation
A Characterological-Developmental Theoryp. 3
Characterological Issues of Attachment and Bondingp. 21
Characterological Issues of Self-Developmentp. 35
Characterological Issues of the Self in the Systemp. 54
Character Styles
The Hated Child: The Schizoid Experiencep. 73
The Abandoned Child: The Symbiotic Withdrawalp. 100
The Owned Child: The Symbiotic Characterp. 129
The Used Child: The Narcissistic Experiencep. 155
The Defeated Child: Social Masochism and the Patterns of Self-Defeatp. 192
The Exploited Child: Hysterical Defenses and the Histrionic Personalityp. 230
The Disciplined Child: The Obsessive-Compulsive Personalityp. 266
A. Psychoanalytic Developmental Concepts: A Selected Glossaryp. 293
B. Therapeutic Objectives for Each Character Structurep. 302
C. Content Research on Hysterical Personalityp. 313
Referencesp. 315
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780393701715
ISBN-10: 0393701719
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th May 1994
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1