An empirical comparison of interpersonal and DSM-III approaches to classification of personality disorders. Academic Article uri icon


  • In recent years, a number of authors have attempted to map correspondences between interpersonal models and traditional psychiatric classification. Many of the proposed relationships are plausible from a theoretical standpoint, but at present little empirical evidence has been gathered in support of these speculations. This paper describes the results of a project that suggests that the convergence of these two approaches to personality taxonomy is not as high as might be expected. In particular, it seems that DSM-III personality disorders are not as differentiated with respect to affiliative needs as has been hypothesized.

published proceedings

  • Psychiatry

author list (cited authors)

  • Morey, L. C

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Morey, LC

publication date

  • November 1985