Who is Theodore Millon?
Theodore Millon, PhD, D.Sc, is an American psychologist who received degrees from both European and American Universities, was on the board of trustees at Allentown State Hospital for 15 years and was the founding editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders. He was also the founding president of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders.
Millon is a full professor at the University of Miami and Harvard Medical School and has authored several books regarding personality disorders, therapy and personality assessment, and is the dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology.
In 2008, the American Psychological Association awarded Millon the Gold Medal Award For Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology. “It is Millon's view that there are few pure variants of any personality prototype. Rather, most persons evidence a mixed picture, that is, a personality that tends to blend a major variant with one or more subsidiary or secondary variants” (Institute for advanced studies in Personology & Psychopathology: Theodore Millon PhD, D.Sc. Personality Subtypes).
Due to his view of the different variants of each personality disorder, Theodore Millon devised a group of subtypes for each of the 16 DSM personality disorders. The following introduction to Theodore Millon and Millon's subtypes focuses on Millon's six subtypes of histrionic personality disorder.