Posted by Jan (188.8.131.52) on September 18, 2003 at 03:23:41:
In Reply to: Re: Tom Condon's Sexual Subtype posted by Rich (184.108.40.206) on September 18, 2003 at 02:01:43:
Glen Close's character in the movie IS a borderline personality; she simply fits all the criteria. So either 2w1 or 2w3 MUST represent Borderline Personality! (or its a faulty pseudo-scientific booklet)
> > Seems to match mostly with the Mercurial Style. Especially Condon's example of 2w1 type Glen Close in Fatal Attraction is a borderline disordered - wrist cutting - woman, agressively invading another persons life because she's afraid of being left alone.
> > JDB
> > citation:
> > Twos
> > Intimate
> > Tend to act seductive and aggressive by turns. Basic interest is in finding romantic union. Generally confuse sexual desirability with being loved and valued. Act receptively interested in others, use inviting touches. May ooze some combination of charm and sexuality. When they encounter resistance will begin to push and challenge. Try to find a way around the other's objection. May go militant and angrily blame (connection to 8). Behind these flare-ups is a melancholy desire for total enmeshed connectedness to another. Yearning is related to the low side of 4. Barbra Streisand in The Way We Were is an exact depiction of this subtype. Other examples include William Hurt in Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Ray Liotta in Unlawful Entry, Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.
> Hello Jan:
> Looking over Condon's actual 2W1 profile, it matches Riso's reasonably well.... Condon does not list Fatal Attraction for either 2W1 or 2W3; only in the sexual subtype. I think that Glenn Close would come much closer to your, " type 2W3>>>the ' syrupy ', seductive variant of the Histrionic Perosnality. " Rich
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