We'll be talking about four more or less complementary styles based on
psychodynamic theory, and in particular a classic short book by a
Shapiro, D. (1965). Neurotic styles. New York: Basic Books.
I've excerpted some illustrative short case examples from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (4th edition) Case book.
As we'll see, it's not uncommon for all the styles to coalesce in a complex personality under stress.
I thought it might be fun to find some "real-world" links on the Web, and I came up with the following. You can generate your own set by browsing a search engine like AltaVista and entering one of the style names in the search window. You never know when this stuff will come in handy.