Integrating normal and abnormal personality structure: the Five-Factor Model.

  title={Integrating normal and abnormal personality structure: the Five-Factor Model.},
  author={Thomas A. Widiger and Paul T Costa},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={80 6},
It is evident that the conceptualization, diagnosis, and classification of personality disorder (PD) is shifting toward a dimensional model. The purpose of this special issue of Journal of Personality is to indicate how the Five-Factor Model (FFM) can provide a useful and meaningful basis for an integration of the description and classification of both normal and abnormal personality functioning. This introductory article discusses its empirical support and the potential advantages of… CONTINUE READING
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