The latest episode of The Menninger Clinic’s Mind Dive
podcast features the psychiatrist who wrote the book on personality and personality disorders. John M. Oldham, MD, MS, is co-author of “The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do,” the book largely credited for spearheading the DSM-5 alternative model for personality disorders
Dive into this episode with hosts Dr. Kerry Horrell
and Dr. Bob Boland
for an exploration into the factors that make personality as unique as a fingerprint and learn if the now-popularized alternative model of understanding personality will finally overtake the DSM-4 categorical model. Also, Dr. Oldham reacts to the individual NPSP25 test results of Dr. Boland and Dr. Horrell.
“I like to explain the personality through a blood pressure metaphor,” said Dr. Oldham. “In a dimensional sense, you have to have blood pressure or you’re not human or alive. You have to have a personality or you’re not human or alive. However, have too much or too little of a necessary thing, and you’re going to have a real problem.”
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You can use code MENN2023 for 50% off your New Personality Self Portrait (NPSP25
) personality test! Visit npsp25.com to learn more.