What is it about?
Antagonism is an understudied trait related to important life outcomes like interpersonal conflict and incarceration. This study analyzed features of antagonism in a large community sample with a range of behavioral problems. Analyses using both self-report and clinical interviews revealed 6 key factors: Antisociality, Anger, Hostility, Narcissism, Mistrust, and Attention Seeking.
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Why is it important?
This study has important implications for how antagonism should be assessed in the population. Results add to previous work in this area by (1) using a large community sample, (2) including individuals with a wide range of problems related to antagonism, and (3) using both self-report and interview-ratings of antagonism (i.e., BPAQ, STAXI, DAPP, SIDP-IV criteria). Results will help to guide future research in the assessment and treatment of problems related to antagonism (e.g., Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, interpersonal problems).
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This page is a summary of: The structure of antagonism: A hierarchical model of self- and interview-rated psychopathology., Personality Disorders Theory Research and Treatment, September 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/per0000603.
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