This scholarly book provides a thorough, critical account of the extensive recent work on the relations between personality and disease. It acknowledges the extraordinary difficulties that beset the establishment of such relations: the various types and extents of disease, the elusiveness of the concept of personality, the effects of disease on personality, and the daunting problems of ... [Show full abstract] quantitation. Moreover, the most important aspects of stress and personality are often those most deeply concealed. The book will be useful for those seeking a review of the literature and a reflective account of current thinking. It will irritate those insistent on simple . . .