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Prognostic value of studying personality traits of civil aviation pilots

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A clinical and psychological examination of civil aviation pilots, including ones with a history of attempted suicide, and an in-depth study of the personality qualities of the pilots by means of a modified standardized multifactor personality study and a portrait choice method based on a modification of Szondi’s test for eight drives were performed. The analysis of psychological features in pilots with a history of attempted suicide showed a neurotic type of maladaptation formed on the basis of the domination of hyposthenic traits in the personality structure. Neurotic behavior, pessimism, increased anxiety, and introversion that had become acute under the specific social and occupational conditions transformed into depressive signs and avoidance of social problems.

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Original Russian Text © T.A. Krapivnitskaya, 2007, published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka, 2007, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 97–100.

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Krapivnitskaya, T.A. Prognostic value of studying personality traits of civil aviation pilots. Hum Physiol 33, 85–88 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0362119707010136

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Keywords

  • Attempted Suicide
  • Civil Aviation
  • Emotional Lability
  • Psychological Examination
  • Psychological Diagnosis