Masochistic Personality Type

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Character Strengths and Virtues

  1. Generosity
  2. Service, helpfulness, deference, non-competitiveness, non-ambitiousness
  3. Considerateness, ethics, honesty, trustworthiness
  4. Acceptance, nonjudgmental-ness, tolerance, never harshly reproving, loyalty, faithfulness
  5. Humility, modesty, self-effacement
  6. Endurance, long-suffering, responsibility, patience, stoicism
  7. Artlessness, naivety, innocence, trustfulness

Traits or Behaviors



Good/Bad Matches



Real World



Management Style



being needed, being helpful, being loved, being appreciated, pleasing others, acceptance, approval, serving others, giving to others, being a saint, being a good citizen, being peaceful, being secure, deference to others, being considerate, accepting others, being non-judgmental, being tolerant, philanthropy, charity, causes, serving the family, submissiveness, asceticism, hard work, drudgery, routine, competence, loyalty, respect for authority


being unloved, preoccupation with one's own needs, competitiveness, ambition, reproving others, being boastful, appearing proud, being fussed over, being the center of attention, being in the limelight, taking full credit for what one does, being taken for granted, being taken advantage of, being under-recognized, receiving pleasure or assistance from others, accepting love, self-assertion, setting limits, saying "no", having fun with others, unfulfillable obligations to others, relaxing, enjoying oneself, career advancement, success, asking for favors, entitlement, delegating work, insisting that work be done on time,

Noteworthy Examples

John Ashcroft, Leo Buscaglia, Lewis Carroll, Gray Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Ellen DeGeneres, John Denver, Charles Dickens, Sándor Ferenczi, Kathie Lee Gifford, Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Joseph Lieberman, Marsha M. Linehan, Barry Manilow, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Margaret Mitchell, Mary Tyler Moore, Florence Nightingale, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mister Rogers, Mother Teresa


John M. Oldham and Lois B. Morris (1995). The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do. New York: Bantam.

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