Is Kim Jong‐il like Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler? A personality disorder evaluation

  title={Is Kim Jong‐il like Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler? A personality disorder evaluation},
  author={Frederick L. Coolidge and Daniel L. Segal},
  journal={Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression},
  pages={195 - 202}
  • F. Coolidge, D. Segal
  • Published 28 July 2009
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression
A psychological profile was developed on North Korean leader Kim Jong‐il based on a South Korean psychiatrist’s evaluation of 14 personality disorders in DSM‐IV‐TR and of schizophrenic and psychotic symptoms. The psychiatrist, considered an expert on Kim Jong‐il’s behavior, completed the informant version of the standardized, DSM‐IV‐TR aligned, 225‐item Coolidge Axis II Inventory (CATI). The resulting profile was compared with a consensus profile based on five academicians whose expertise was… 
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