Clínica y Salud
versão impressa ISSN 1130-5274
RAMOS MARTIN, Juan Manuel. Self-esteem and Personality Disorders From linearity to complexity. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.2, pp.123-139. ISSN 1130-5274.
The relationship between self-esteem and psychopathology is complex. Using the RSS (Rosenberg) and other scales (SCL90-R, BDI, ISRA, MCMI-II) we found, in 100 personality disorder patients, an average self-esteem of 20.48 (S.D. = 5.54), less than in other patients and the general public. A cluster of positive self-esteem made of narcissistic and histrionic traits was found. Another cluster of negative self-esteem is formed by borderline, self-destructive, phobic, schizotypal, passive-aggressive and schizoid traits (TB ≥ 85 in MCMI-II). By opening research up to criteria of stability, consistency and integration, with other processes, we can gain a more fruitful understanding of personality disorders.
Palavras-chave : self-esteem; personality disorder; rosenberg self-esteem scale.