Personality Adaptations
by Vann Joines and Ian Stewart



Copyright acknowledgements
Part I: Introduction

1. Introducing the Six Adaptations

"Thumbnail sketches" of the six adaptations
Identifying the six adaptations
The model and its basis in reality
Part II: The Model of Personality Adaptations

2. A Developmental Perspective

Introversion-extraversion, energy level and the adaptations
"Surviving" vs. "performing" adaptations
3. The Structure of Personality
The theoretical framework: personality structure and ego states
Structural analysis of the six personality adaptations
4. Issues in Change for the Different Adaptations
The theoretical framework: life script
Typical life-script patterns for the six adaptations
5. Putting It All Together: The Six Adaptations in Detail
Enthusiastic-Overreactor (Histrionic)
Responsible-Workaholic (Obsessive-Compulsive)
Brilliant-Skeptic (Paranoid)
Creative-Daydreamer (Schizoid)
Playful-Resister (Passive-Aggressive)
Charming-Manipulator (Antisocial)
6. Combinations of Adaptations

7. Relation of the Adaptations to the DSM-IV-TR Classifications

Part III: Diagnosing the Six Adaptations

8. Driver Behaviours: a Key to Diagnosis

Driver messages and driver behaviours
How drivers correspond to the six adaptations
9. Other Clues to Diagnosing the Adaptations

Part IV: Achieving and Maintaining Rapport

10. How to Avoid Inviting Drivers

11. The Five Modes of Communication

Matching communication mode to personality adaptation
12. Using the Ware Sequence for Rapport
Working with the "doors" and the five modes
13. How the Personality Adaptations Interact

Part V: Inviting Personal Change

14. Doing Therapy with the Different Personality

The therapeutic framework
Redecision therapy and the personality adaptations
Working with combined adaptations
Tracking movements around the Process Model
15. Confronting the Process Script
Confrontations for each of the process script types
16. Using the Process Model in Therapy: an Overview

Part VI: Advanced Applications of the Model

17. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Using the Six
Personality Adaptations

Correlating adaptations with the quadrants
18. Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders
Borderline personality disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder
Part VII: Personal Change in Practice:
Transcripts of Therapy

19. The Histrionic Client: Reclaiming Personal Power

20. The Obsessive-Compulsive Client: Learning to "Be"

21. The Paranoid Client: Feeling Safe in the World

22. The Schizoid Client: Owning Feelings and Needs

23. The Passive-Aggressive Client: Letting Go of Struggle

24. The Antisocial Client: Becoming Real

25. The Client with Combined Adaptations



A. Relating the Personality Adaptations to Previous
Classification Systems

Historical origins
Modern formulations
Psychoanalytic contributions
Learned coping patterns
Pathological versus non-pathological schemas
B. Measuring the Adaptations
Personality trait measurement
Designing an instrument to measure the personality adaptations
C. Joines Personality Adaptation Questionnaire




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