In his target paper, Hopwood proposes the expansion of the Big Five framework beyond the conventional range of personality features to cover (a) their maladaptive extremes conceptualized as personality disorders and (b) dynamic intra-individual processes that underlie and nowadays contextualize traits and changes within situations. In this comment, we reflect on both proposals and support Hopwood's plea to enrich the neuroticism factor and integrate affect dynamics within the Big Five fabric. We conclude with some musings on the definition of abnormality and current practices in the personality disorder literature.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||European Journal of Personality|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Personality Disorders
- Emotion dynamics
- Mood disorders
- Big Five