Posted by Rich (220.127.116.11) on July 15, 2003 at 13:23:47:
In Reply to: Oldham's set of characteristics fits with report? posted by Jan (18.104.22.168) on July 15, 2003 at 01:13:41:
> The inhibition of feelings, reticence, deliberate attitude, need for certainty from the test report can all be found with the Sensitive Style:
> Sensitive personality type / DSMIV Avoidant
> Dr. John M. Oldham has defined the Sensitive personality style. The following six characteristic traits and behaviors are listed in his The New Personality Self-Portrait.
> Familiarity. Individuals with the Sensitive personality style prefer the known to the unknown. They are comfortable with, even inspired by, habit, repetition, and routine.
> Concern. Sensitive individuals care deeply about what other people think of them.
First, thanks for the information on the avoidant/Sensitive Style. I found it very useful, personally, and informative! Rereading the orginal report, I still have doubts. I would say that this person possibly fits MILLON's Disquieted Dependent Personality, in this case, with strong avoidant elements. Thsi seems like a mixed type of some sort...? Rich
> Circumspection. They behave with deliberate discretion in their dealings with others. They do not make hasty judgments or jump in before they know what is appropriate.
> Polite reserve. Socially they take care to maintain a courteous, self-restrained demeanor.
> Role. They function best in scripted settings, vocationally and socially: when they know precisely what is expected of them, how they are supposed to relate to others, and what they are expected to say.
> Privacy. Sensitive men and women are not quick to share their innermost thoughts and feelings with others, even those they know well.
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