Trauma and Personality

  • Fabio Madeddu
  • Adolfo Pazzagli


The typical human proclivity of attributing one’s own afflictions to external events is currently very widespread and is often a way of building a defensive barrier. This tendency has always been connected with the genesis of permanent traits which characterize individuals and form their personality. An example is the relationship between humoral theories and astral influences. This relationship becomes even more explicit when considering behaviors currently identified as “personality disorders”: lunatic, martial, jovial are personality traits that can be related to our present distinctions.


Sexual Abuse Personality Disorder Child Sexual Abuse Physical Abuse Borderline Personality Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Madeddu
    • 1
  • Adolfo Pazzagli
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy Unit Department of Neuropsychiatry Sciences School of MedicineSan Raffaele Hospital University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neuropsychiatric Science School of MedicineUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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