Personality and Deviance: Development and Core Dynamics


Shoham presents an existentialist and object-relationship personality theory using mythology as a projection of human behavior. Through the myth of Don Juan as well as the personality of Casanova, he highlights the biological parameter of the personality and the thought of Kierkegaard and Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. He concludes by relating the dynamics of personality to the predisposition of crime and madness.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000