Adjustment through responsibility, the hyper normal personality type. These individuals are most comfortable when conforming to the conception of “normalcy”, and any thoughts or actions outside of the norm cause anxiety. Like the narcissistic and autocratic personality types, they may present themselves as strong and self-confident but they do so in a cooperative rather than a competitive manner. They want to have strong affiliations with certain others, they want to help, counsel, support and sympathize in order to make others view them as tender, reasonable and responsible. They are often leaned upon and depended upon by others as they strive to fulfill the idealized role of successful conventionality.
In its maladaptive form, those with this personality type are unable to exhibit passive or aggressive or bitter personality traits even when called for or appropriate. When this personality type is exaggerated these types of people may try to be helpful and responsible when inappropriate or make promises or offer help that they can’t fulfill, all in an attempt to maintain ideals of contribution to others and conventionality to normalcy. They avoid feelings of rebelliousness or frustration, anything that deviates from the norm. They are the ideal “neighbors” to put it that way. In its intense form, the overly motherly woman, the compulsive popularity seeker or the overprotective parent, intense forms of this personality type may pull resentment or frustration in others.
They are most comfortable when appearing mature and generous and involved in close, friendly protective relationships with friendly submissive-docile others and most anxious when appearing defeated, deprived, unfriendly or unlinked are potential outcomes.

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