Introducing: Turbulent Scales
The Turbulent scale on the MCMI-IV provides clinicians with a deeper understanding of adult patients experiencing abnormal personality traits, such as a lost sense of reality or unwavering optimism. "Turbulent" refers to the more severe (disorder) end of the personality functioning spectrum.
Dr. Millon conceptualized the Ebullient–Exuberant–Turbulent personality pattern as typically energetic and buoyant in manner and prone to vigorous pursuits of happiness.
The high energy and generally positive attitude of moderated variants of this pattern can show considerable characterologic strengths. Patients with less integrated variations of this pattern may be prone to scatteredness, overstimulation, overanimation, and an inability to maintain balance within their environment which can adversely affect their relationships with others.