Discuss Allport’s concept of the psychologically healthy personality. Explain what would

be its counterpart (i.e. an unhealthy personality) according to Allport’s theory. In

order to prepare your interventions, you can use real life examples, historical examples

or describe situations that belong to a film, TV series or a fiction books.

 

 Describe briefly how factor analysis is used to measure personality traits and explain

why such measurements may be important for clinicians. Give clear definitions of the

concepts in question and illustrate your perspectives giving real world examples.

 

 Do you think that the recurrent suspiciousness and fear of being harmed or persecuted

that is commonly found in Paranoid Personality Disorder patients could be somehow

self-protective? Please discuss your perspectives, quoting your textbook as you define

the symptoms, and using real world examples to illustrate your ideas.

 

 According to World Health Organization, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is

increasing worldwide at a very troubling rate. Let’s imagine that you find the job you

always wanted, but your boss shows signs of NPD: inflated self-importance; a sense of

entitlement; exaggeration of past and present achievements; recurrent fantasies about

success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate; and the need to receive constant

and excessive admiration from others, regardless of their lack of merit, while also

diminishing others’ achievements and talents, etc. Knowing what you know about

Personality Disorders in general and particularly about NPD, how would you deal with a

person like this on a daily basis?