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date: 15 August 2018

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This article discusses the assessment of personality disorder, focusing in particular on self-report inventories and semistructured interviews. It summarizes the convergent validity reported in sixty-eight studies among five semistructured interviews, one rating form, and ten self-report inventories. The article also explores discriminant validity; the boundaries with Axis I disorders; the boundaries with normal personality functioning; the boundaries among the personality disorders; and culture, ethnicity, and gender bias.

Keywords: Axis I disorders, personality disorders, self-report inventories, semistructured interviews, convergent validity, discriminant validity, gender bias, culture, ethnicity

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