The Five-Factor Model of Personality Disorder and DSM-5
Version of Record online: 5 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Author. Journal of Personality © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Personality
Special Issue: Five Factor Model of Personality Disorder. Edited by: Thomas A. Widiger and Paul T. Costa, Jr.
Volume 80, Issue 6, pages 1697–1720, December 2012
How to Cite
Trull, T. J. (2012), The Five-Factor Model of Personality Disorder and DSM-5. Journal of Personality, 80: 1697–1720. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00771.x
- Issue online: 5 DEC 2012
- Version of Record online: 5 DEC 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 9 FEB 2012 08:35AM EST
The Five-Factor Model of personality disorders (FFMPD; Widiger & Mullins-Sweatt, 2009) developed from the recognition that the popular Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality could be used to describe and understand the official personality disorder (PD) constructs from the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) diagnostic manuals (e.g., DSM-IV-TR, APA, 2000). This article provides an overview of the FFM, highlighting its validity and utility in characterizing PDs as well as its ability to provide a comprehensive account of personality pathology in general. In 2013, DSM-5 is scheduled to appear, and the “hybrid” PD proposal will emphasize a 25–personality trait model. I present the current version of this new model, compare it to the FFMPD, and discuss issues related to the implementation of the FFMPD.