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(Cantor & Genero, 1986). In contrast, many of the clinicians also judged Ted to meet DSM-IV criteria for the narcissistic (95%), borderline (52%), and even schizoid (56%) personality disorders.  It is even questionable whether one would conclude that Ted meets all of the antisocial diagnostic criteria.  Criterion three requires that the individual must evidence “impulsivity or failure to plan ahead” (APA, 2000, p. 706).  Given the meticulous planning and careful execution that characterized the vast majority of Ted’s murders and the fact that he functioned quite well in his professional life, it is not apparent that this criterion fits Ted.  Criterion six requires “consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial commitments” (APA, 2000, p. 706).  Again, there is nothing from Ted Bundy’s history that suggests any such difficulties occupationally or financially.  On the contrary, his employers and close associates described him as being quite competent and responsible (Kendall, 1981; Rule, 2001). Consistent with these traits, Ted was described by the clinicians in terms of the FFM as being relatively high within the domain of conscientiousness, particularly the facets of competence, order, achievement striving, and deliberation. These are strengths of Ted that are integral to fully understanding and characterizing his personality structure (perhaps contributing to his avoidance of arrest for many years). Ted’s high standing on these FFM personality traits helps differentiate him from a prototypic case of antisocial personality disorder. Ted’s FFM profile did correlate with the antisocial FFM prototype from Samuel and Widiger (2004) but the magnitude of this correlation fell appreciably below an indication that Ted would represent a prototypic case. The prototypic antisocial person was described by the clinicians surveyed by Samuel and Widiger and by the

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