Dimensions of Personality of Delinquent Prone Adolescents


  • Bindu G. Rajeevan Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, School of Humanities, Starex University, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
  • Deepika Jain
  • Priyanka Parihar Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Humanities, Starex University, Gurugram, Haryana, India




Personality Dimensions, Delinquent Prone Behaviour, Adolescent


The personality dimensions of delinquent-prone adolescents are studied to build information regarding the risky and protective factors of personality dimensions among delinquent-prone adolescents and to contribute towards developing interventions for preventing and correcting delinquent-prone behaviors among adolescents. The studied personality dimensions are neurotic, narcissist, psychopathic, and Machiavellianism. The early detection of delinquent-prone behavior among adolescents is very essential for helping adolescents to prevent them from engaging in delinquent activities. Delinquent prone adolescents’ personality dimensions reveal particular traits of their personalities, and this early understanding of delinquent prone behavior among adolescents will lead to early modification of their personalities to create a pro-social citizen for the country to catch them young to prevent juvenile delinquency and adult crime in the future. The research methodology of the present study is a systematic review of secondary data (collected literature, information from scholarly articles, relevant online articles, and other relevant online publications). The research study resulted in the finding that personality dimensions like neurotic, narcissist, psychopathic, and Machiavellianism of delinquent prone adolescents need more studies to understand the risky and protective personality factors of their delinquent prone behavior. The findings of the research will be useful for adolescents, psychological counselors, teachers, school authorities, parents, and communities to empower society by preventing and profiling the personality dimensions of delinquent adolescents.


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Bindu G. Rajeevan, Deepika Jain, & Priyanka Parihar. (2022). Dimensions of Personality of Delinquent Prone Adolescents. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.25215/1001.133