Shame, Intimacy and Self-Definition: An Assessment of the Emotional Foundation and Intimate Relationship Consequences of an Introjective Personality Orientation
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 08/09/2012
Dorahy MJ et al. – Introjective personality was found to be associated with increased shame and reduced interpersonal intimacy. However, the path between pathological dissociation and introjective functioning was not significant. The results are discussed with reference to the moderating influence of introjective functioning between shame and reduced interpersonal intimacy.