NPA Theory of Personality
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by A.M. Benis, Sc.D., M.D. This is the updated eBook edition of "Toward Self & Sanity: On the genetic origins of the human character," originally published by Psychological Dimensions Press in 1985. It has been updated and also contains a seventeen-page synopsis of NPA personality theory. It contains the original version of the NPA personality theory derived from the ideas of Karen Horney. The NPA traits, posited to be of genetic origins, are sanguinity (narcissism), perfectionism and aggression. The text is written in question-and-answer (Q & A) format. Addendum contains recent published work, including articles on dopamine receptor DRD3 and trait aggression, and on personality traits in the Australian Aborigines. Book properties: 557 pages (when printed), 22 figures, 9 tables, 55 plates, glossary, addendum, index. Publication date 2014. Updated 2017.