Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 279–283 | Cite as

Personality characteristics of delinquent subtypes

  • Judy L. Genshaft


A group of juvenile delinquents, classified as neuroticdisturbed, unsocialized-psychopathic, and socializedsubcultural, were compared on the MMPI. The results provided support for the initial classification and yielded MMPI profiles suggestive of two personality types: a conflicted, weakego delinquent with considerable intrapsychic conflict, and a more traditional psychopathic type, with little apparent anxiety or neurotic symptomatology. These results were replicated with a crossvalidation sample.


Personality Characteristic Personality Type Initial Classification Juvenile Delinquent MMPI Profile 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judy L. Genshaft
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  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityUSA

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