Interpersonal and Personality Disorders: Commentary on Wright et al. (2022)

Thomas A. Widiger, Joshua D. Miller, Donald R. Lynam, Douglas B. Samuel

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Wright et al. (2022) propose to replace personality disorders with a new classification of interpersonal disorders. We suggest that the trait model addresses well the limitations of the personality disorder categorical syndromes and accommodates the dynamics asserted as strengths of the interpersonal model. We identify weaknesses of the interpersonal model that explain why it has never been officially adopted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-715
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2023

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  • dynamics
  • interpersonal
  • personality
  • personality disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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