Aaron T. Beck, M.D.

  • September 11, 2018

In their ground-breaking work, Oldham and Morris demonstrate the individual differences in personality according to which practically every personality type can be construed in positive terms such as the Devoted Style, Idiosyncratic Style, Mercurial Style, and Leisurely Style. They also show that the hypertrophy of these personality types can lead to handicaps in interpersonal relations and self-fulfillment. In other words, the types all have intrinsic value if not viewed as precursors of personality disorders.