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Sadistic personality disorder

Sadism involves deriving pleasure through others undergoing discomfort or pain. The opponent-process theory explains the way in which individuals not only display, but also enjoy committing sadistic acts.[3][clarification needed] Individuals possessing sadistic personalities tend to display recurrent aggression and cruel behavior.[4][5] Sadism can also include the use of emotional cruelty, purposefully manipulating others through the use of fear, and a preoccupation with violence.[6]

Theodore Millon claimed there were four subtypes of sadism, which he termed enforcing sadismexplosive sadismspineless sadism, and tyrannical sadism.[7][8][9][10][11]

SubtypeDescriptionPersonality traits
Spineless sadismIncluding avoidant featuresBasically insecure, bogus, and cowardly; venomous dominance and cruelty is counterphobic; weakness counteracted by group support; public swaggering; selects powerless scapegoats.
Tyrannical sadismIncluding negativistic featuresRelishes menacing and brutalizing others, forcing them to cower and submit; verbally cutting and scathing, accusatory and destructive; intentionally surly, abusive, inhumane, unmerciful.
Enforcing sadismIncluding compulsive featuresHostility sublimated in the “public interest,” cops, “bossy” supervisors, deans, judges; possesses the “right” to be pitiless, merciless, coarse, and barbarous; task is to control and punish, to search out rule breakers.
Explosive sadismIncluding borderline featuresUnpredictably precipitous outbursts and fury; uncontrollable rage and fearsome attacks; feelings of humiliation are pent-up and discharged; subsequently contrite.

Sadistic personality disorder

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