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Jan: 2nd thoughts on Vigilant Style


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Posted by Rich (172.140.172.149) on August 07, 2003 at 22:54:53:

Hello Jan:
I have been thinking about your questions concerning the role of the Vigilant Style in my life. I have told you that most definations of the C-L Style don't seem to apply to me. I looked over Millon's adding the Vigilant elements to the Sensitive Style, on pgs 141-142. Looking over Millon's take of the Vigilant Style, I could accept that as a working defination of the Sensitive Style!

I think that Millon sees both Styles as a convergence at the adaptive/healthy style level. Only becoming 2 distinct disorders, when it becomes maladaptive ( Millon probably sees an active-passive element between the 2 styles! )

One question you should have asked me was, " Did Vietnam make you more Vigilant? " I have to answer yes. That is where I learned to be always scanning the environment, and listening to what is said, how it is said, what is left out, what is implied, but not said, etc etc.

Millon's Vigilant defination, with its strong Sensitive elements, makes more sense to me that trying to fit in the C-L which seem to be only about power issues ( for me ). Rich



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