Agreement between self- and informant-reported ratings of personality traits: The moderating effects of major depressive and/or panic disorder

Lynne Lieberman, Stephanie M. Gorka, Ashley A. Huggins, Andrea C. Katz, Casey Sarapas, Stewart A Shankman*

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Abstract

Several personality traits are risk factors for psychopathology. As symptoms of psychopathology may influence self-rated personality, informant reports of personality are also sometimes collected. However, little is known about self-informant agreement in individuals with anxiety and/or depression. We investigated whether self-informant agreement on positive and negative affectivity (PA and NA) and anxiety sensitivity differs for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) and/or panic disorder (PD; total n = 117). Informant- and self-reported PA was correlated among those with MDD, but not among those without MDD. Informant- and self-reported anxiety sensitivity was correlated among those with PD, but not among those without PD. Informant- and self-reported NAwas correlated irrespective of diagnosis. Results indicate that the agreement of self- and informant-reported personality may vary as a function of depression and/or anxiety disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-313
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume204
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Informant-reported personality
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Self-informant agreement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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