Linden Timoney et al. “Personality and life events in a personality disorder sample.” Personality Disorder: Theory Research Vol.8 no.4 2016 pp.376-382 In this research Linden and his co-authors try to explain the connection between personality disorders and life events. They say that personality is one of the foremost predictors of life events. The authors describe how personality disorders (PDs) lead to negative life events like imprisonment and unsound relationships. According to them some personality disorders can be readily associated with the high possibility of occurrence of certain negative life events. For instance a person with personality disorder exhibits harmful interpersonal events like arguments and limited interactions with other people. The outcome of their findings points out that normal personal characteristic can be employed to make it possible relationship can be seen as a positive event. To alleviate the impact of this limitation the authors have tried to avoid the ambiguous cases. Finally the study uses a less effective method (NEO-PI) to study maladaptive variants of the five-factor model traits concerning personality disorder. The authors say that NEO-PI is meant for the study of normal habits and therefore a better method could have been employed. The limitations however do not mean that the study does not have an impact on the area of study. The authors explain that the research helps in explaining the degree to which the five-factor model expounds on the life experiences among the PDs. This achievement helps in understanding the cause of the undesirable results among the people with personality disorders. [...]
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