Personality and aging

Julie Hylton, Andreea L. Seritan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Typical personality development as well as personality disorders across the life cycle are discussed here, with particular attention to borderline personality disorder (BPD). The five-factor model provides a well-known framework for considering personality. The five domains, including neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness, are briefly examined. BPD has a heterogeneous course with a longitudinal trajectory that will be explored in this chapter. Although BPD has a better prognosis than previously recognized, BPD patients continue to have lower psychosocial functioning than patients with other personality disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBorderline Personality Disorder in Older Adults: Emphasis on Care in Institutional Settings
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781634822305
ISBN (Print)9781634822213
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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