Why Are People Like This? 4 Historical Antecedents

Millon begins with the humoral theory of personality, which continues to appear. The following table is illustrative: Table of Hippocrates’ Four Humours Image from Hippocrates, Galen & The Four Humours.  In this table we can see how persistent this way of classifying personalities has been. It connects everything from the bodily to the spiritual, from values to function types. Admittedly, pretty much any combination of … Continue reading Why Are People Like This? 4 Historical Antecedents

Why Are People Like This? 3 Preface to Disorders of Personality

Theodore Millon’s Disorders of Personality: Introducting a DSM/ICD Spectrum from Normal to Abnormal  (available here: https://www.amazon.com/Disorders-Personality-Introducing-Spectrum-Abnormal/dp/0470040939) builds a personological taxonomy in accord with his earlier theory in Toward a New Personology. Being the more recent, it includes expansions upon the taxonomy offered previously. It extends the understanding of clincal personality disorders toward normalcy, It also suggests new personality types and disorders not covered by the … Continue reading Why Are People Like This? 3 Preface to Disorders of Personality

Why Are People Like This? Part 1: Series Introduction

People perplex me. Everyone is different, but also everyone is the same. Less figuratively, the unique patterns of actions and behaviors of all of the people there are fall into some common categories. Less technically, there seem to be “types” of people. For the past few years, I’ve been studying people and personality in an attempt to understand people. More honestly, I’ve been doing this … Continue reading Why Are People Like This? Part 1: Series Introduction