Type D Personality: a five-factor model perspective

F. de Fruyt, J.K.L. Denollet

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    This study investigated the position of Type D (high Negative Affectivity and high Social Inhibition) within the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality. A sample of 155 healthy subjects were administered the Type D Scale and the NEO-FFI, assessing the FFM traits. Subjects also filled out the General Health Questionnaire and the Job Stress Survey. Negative Affectivity was positively correlated with Neuroticism (0.74) and negatively with Conscientiousness (m0.38), Agreeableness (m0.37), and Extraversion (m0.35). Social Inhibition was negatively correlated with Extraversion (m0.61) and Conscientiousness (m0.40) and positively with Neuroticism (0.50). Type D subjects reported more somatic distress (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)671-683
    JournalPsychology & Health: Official journal of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


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