Personality disorders as extreme variants of common personality dimensions: can the Five-Factor Model adequately represent psychopathy?

@article{Miller2001PersonalityDA,
  title={Personality disorders as extreme variants of common personality dimensions: can the Five-Factor Model adequately represent psychopathy?},
  author={Joshua D Miller and Donald R. Lynam and Thomas A. Widiger and Carl G. Leukefeld},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2001},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={253-76}
}
The present study examined Widiger and Lynam's (1998) hypothesis that psychopathy can be represented using the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality. Participants in the study consisted of 481 21-22-year-old men and women who are part of an ongoing longitudinal study. Psychopathy was assessed by the degree of similarity between an individual's NEO-PI-R and an expert-generated FFM psychopathy prototype. The expert-based prototype supported the account of Widiger and Lynam (1998), as did the… CONTINUE READING
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