Specifics of Defensive-Coping Strategies in Connection with Typological Characteristics of the Personality

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Abstract

The interrelation between individual psychological peculiarities of a person was studied in this article. The Myers-Briggs defensive-coping strategies inventory and «LSI» by R. Plutchik and «WCQ» by R. Lazarus were administered to the research sample. The research was carried out on students and graduate students of MCUPE specializing in applied psychology. The sample consisted of 124 students. Results indicate that each of the four meta-types marked by D. Kersey in Myers-Briggs's typology (NT, NS, SJ, and SP) has a specific profile of psychological defense mechanisms. The differences in instrumental coping strategies typical for the mentioned types are less expressed as the differences in psychological defense mechanisms. The results of the research were used in a complex program of consulting and training specialists' training.

General Information

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Rodionova D.E. Specifics of Defensive-Coping Strategies in Connection with Typological Characteristics of the Personality. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2007. Vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 259–266. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

D. E. Rodionova, Teacher of the Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia

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