psychological personality types

A distillation from Nancy McWilliams’ (1994) Psychoanalytic Diagnosis and additional notes from Pathwise Leadership training, and by Endre Voros, the former director of training for Pathwise here in Seattle, WA.

PsychopathicNarcissisticParanoidObsessive Compulsive
Unconscious Emotion
driven by…
Obliteration;
Shame;
Empathy Neglect
Fear of Emptiness,
Nothingness;
Love Neglect
Anger,
Fear (of threat),
Shame (related to inferiority);
Re-occurring Fearful Events
Guilt (for
being flawed,
and out of
control);
Prime
Defenses
defended by…
Omnipotent Control,
Projective Identification
Idealization,
Devaluation
Projection,
Denial
Undoing,
Reaction
Formation,
Displacement
Transference
redirected…
Powerless,
Out of Control
Shame,
Guilt
Impatience,
Fear,
Inferior
Out of Control,
Guilty
Counter-Transference
reflected…
Charmed,
Icky
“It’s all about you”,
Bored,
Devalued
Angered,
Intimidated
Controlled,
Incompetent
SinLustPrideWrathGreed
VirtueChastityHumilityPatienceKindness
Test for
Trust
Charm Them,
Shoot Them
“Do You Like This Thing
[I Did]?”
TeasingTasks
Test
Passing
Tip Toe & Flip,
Show Ability to do Battle
ComplimentTeasing
Back
Do Tasks*
  Hysterical Schizoid Depressive Manic
Unconscious Emotion
driven by…
Powerlessness;Terror or
Overwhelmed (related to emotion);
Safety Neglect
Grief (self-
blame for loss);
Frequent Loss
of Important
People
Grief (related
to attachment),
Fear (of falling
apart);
Frequent Loss
of Important
People
Prime
Defenses
defended by…
Regression,
Sexualization,
Repression
Withdrawal,
Intellectualization
Introjection,
Idealization,
Turning
Against
Denial,
Acting Out
Transference
redirect…
PowerlessnessOverwhelmed,
Unsafe
Fear of
Abandonment
Fear of
Abandonment
Counter-Transference
reflected…
Competed, CharmedPulled for Emotion,
Branded Odd/Crazy
Liked
Them
Liked
Them
SinEnvySloth & TorporGluttonyGluttony
VirtueCharityPerseverance,
Courage,
Diligence
TemperanceTemperance
Test for
Trust
Sexualize,
Compete
Move
Slower
“Do You Like
Me [Still]?
“Do You Like
Me [Still]?
Test
Passing
Don’t
Give In
Give Space**,
Don’t Poke
Like
Them
Like
Them
Distilled from Nancy McWilliams’ (1994) Psychoanalytic Diagnosis

* note that the obsessive compulsive test passing requires resources & time on behalf of those tested
** note that the shizoid test passing requires optimization to minimize resource and time expenditures on behalf of those tested


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References

McWilliams, N. (1994). Psychoanalytic diagnosis : Understanding personality structure in the clinical process. Guilford Press.