Posted by Rich (126.96.36.199) on July 14, 2003 at 11:21:37:
In Reply to: Rich, modest Self Sacrifing Style is better? posted by Jan (188.8.131.52) on July 14, 2003 at 02:16:18:
> Rich, you say;
> 'One would expect from the Self Sacrificing Style, that anxiety would come from criticism of their efforts, or worry that they are not pleasing others....'
> The masochistic personality has very low self-image, shame, shy (princess Diana tended to look to the floor.)Because they can only feel good when others feel good they have a self-interest in making other people feel good and not offending them too. Humbly staying on the fringe of groups would fit with the low profile of masochistic (depressive-masochistic variant) personality. Like dependent personality, masochistic personality belongs to the 'fear cluster' of disorders on axis II.
The profile text mentions low self esteem, and implies chronic anxiety. The healthy Self-Sacrificing doesn't seem to suffer chronic anxiety. Of course, my experience is almost all with the 2W1, the Self Sacrificing mixed with alot of Dramatic Style, so perhaps that's atypical. My 9W1 mother, Self Sacriificing as 2nd strongest style, never seemed to have anxiety at all! The Devoteds, I know, seem to suffer from anxiety alot.... Rich
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