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Personality Pathology
Personality Pathology
Michael P. Hengartner Johannes Zimmermann Aidan G. C. Wright

Imagine a person who arrives early for appointments, studies hard to get the highest grade in class, and double-checks a term paper for typing and spelling errors (John et al., 2008). You will probably agree that this is a ‘conscientious’ person. However, judging whether his or her personality disposition is pathological seems more difficult. Such a judgment requires additional information that may not be easily accessible in casual interactions. For example, you may have to figure out whether other people are often bothered by the target person's insistence on perfection, or whether the target's behavior is often inefficient ...

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