Role of Personality
Once personality is in this focal position, there remains the question of how it can be best described, reflected in a classification system, accurately measured, and, ultimately, intervened with for sake of strengthening and improvement. The requisite perspective must be able to meaningfully interweave the personality’s disparate but systemic parts (e.g., cognitive, biophysical, interpersonal, etc.) in a reliable and valid manner. Millon (1990; 2011) provides such a system in his evolutionary theory. You can find more information on this theory on our Core Components page.