psychological personality types

from Pathwise Leadership Development and Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition, Nancy McWilliams


Psychopathic


Narcissistic


Paranoid


Obsessive 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
Sin Lust Pride Wrath Greed
Virtue Chastity Humility Patience Kindness
Test for
Trust
Charm Them,
Shoot Them
“Do You Like This Thing
[I Did]?”
Teasing Tasks
Test
Passing
Tip Toe & Flip,
Show Ability to do Battle

Pair:
Histrionic
+Shizoid

Compliment Teasing
Back

Pair:
Obsessive
+Schizoid

Do Tasks*

Guilt = Ill Gut


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…
Powerlessness Overwhelmed,
Unsafe
Fear of
Abandonment
Fear of
Abandonment
Counter-Transference
reflected…
Competed, Charmed Pulled for Emotion,
Branded Odd/Crazy
Liked
Them
Liked
Them
Sin Envy Sloth & Torpor Gluttony Gluttony
Virtue Charity Perseverance,
Courage,
Diligence
Temperance Temperance
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

Pairs:
Depressive
Manic
All others

Like
Them
Like
Them

* 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