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Virtuous and Vicious Types



I'm now, following Aristotle, conceiving of the Oldham styles/PTypes types as mean types of virtuous character that lie between two types of vicious character: an excessive vicious type and a deficient vicious type. The excessive vicious type is represented by the personality disorder category for that virtuous style/type; and the deficient vicious type is represented by the personality disorder category of the PTypes circumplex opposite of that virtuous style/type.


The PTypes circumplex:

Conscientious vs. Adventurous
Sensitive vs. Self-Confident

Vigilant vs. Serious
Dramatic vs. Leisurely

Aggressive vs. Artistic
Idiosyncratic vs. Mercurial

Inventive vs. Devoted
Solitary vs. Self-Sacrificing


The structure of the circumplex is defined by Keirsey opposites, for example, ENFJ (Conscientious) vs. ISTP (Adventurous) (See the Correspondence).



So, the excessive vicious type of the Conscientious type is the Obsessive-Compulsive type, and its deficient vicious type is the Antisocial type. The excess of the Conscientious type is too conscientious, or obsessive-compulsive; and the deficient of the Conscientious type is not conscientious enough, or antisocial.



. . . Excess . . . . . . .Mean . . . . . . . Deficiency

Obsessive-Compulsive . . .Conscientious . . .Antisocial
Avoidant . . . . . . . . .Sensitive . . . . .Narcissistic
Paranoid . . . . . . . . .Vigilant . . . . . Depressive 
Histrionic . . . . . . . .Dramatic . . . . . Passive-Aggressive 
Sadistic . . . . . . . . .Aggressive . . . . Cyclothymic
Schizotypal . . . . . . . Idiosyncratic . . .Borderline
Compensatory Narcissistic.Inventive . . . . .Dependent
Schizoid . . . . . . . . .Solitary . . . . . Masochistic
Passive-Aggressive . . . .Leisurely . . . . .Histrionic 
Depressive . . . . . . . .Serious . . . . . .Paranoid
Masochistic . . . . . . . Self-Sacrificing . Schizoid
Dependent . . . . . . . . Devoted . . . . . .Compensatory Narcissistic 
Narcissistic . . . . . . .Self-Confident . . Avoidant
Antisocial . . . . . . . .Adventurous . . . .Obsessive-Compulsive
Borderline . . . . . . . .Mercurial . . . . .Schizotypal
Cyclothymic . . . . . . . Artistic . . . . . Sadistic



Aristotle on Self-Discipline

Virtue Ethics



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