Voice Disorders and Personality: Understanding Their Interactions This article will address some of the theory and research in personality psychology that are used to answer questions associated with the relation between personality and voice disorders. The study of personality is important to consider in voice disorders, because personality determines the manner in which each person shapes and ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2011
Voice Disorders and Personality: Understanding Their Interactions
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Miriam van Mersbergen
    Department of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2011
Voice Disorders and Personality: Understanding Their Interactions
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2011, Vol. 21, 31-38. doi:10.1044/vvd21.1.31
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2011, Vol. 21, 31-38. doi:10.1044/vvd21.1.31

This article will address some of the theory and research in personality psychology that are used to answer questions associated with the relation between personality and voice disorders. The study of personality is important to consider in voice disorders, because personality determines the manner in which each person shapes and reacts to his or her environment. In this article, a review of personality psychology is presented along with research findings from voice science and personality. Implications for clinical practice in particular groups of individuals with voice disorders are discussed.

Become a SIG Affiliate
Pay Per View
Entire SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders content & archive
24-hour access
This Issue
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access
We've Changed Our Publication Model...
The 19 individual SIG Perspectives publications have been relaunched as the new, all-in-one Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.