This is an outstanding book on the development and diagnosis of personality style and disorder. Millon and his colleagues have done an excellent job in explaining what is a very complex, multidimensional field in a simple, coherent format. By drawing on explanations from different theories of personality, Millon et al have provided adequate detail in defining the complexity of personality, and make (somewhat succesful) attempts at synthesising current approaches within their own 'evolutionary-neurodevelopmental' perspective. While drawing on relevant and valid sources, they also do justice to more esoteric psychoanalytic approaches, which still have a lot to offer to contemporary therapy.
While this apparent simplicity is useful in increasing understanding within the 'layperson,' I do worry that it also belies the complexity of personality development and disorder. As a therapist, I am acutely aware of the pervasiveness of PD, and remain concerned that the domain can be simplified without retaining the core message that personality itself is a pervasive phenomena, and therefore influences our perception of information. I am somewhat concerned that some readers may not appreciate this as they try to comprehend such material, and there are dangers to this. As such, I would recommend that readers have some background in psychology, and Millon himself notes this.
Overall, I remain very impressed with this book, although I wouldve liked more detail in respect to treatment of disorder along with combinations of disorders. I realise I'm just being greedy now, and appreciate this wouldve required another volume. I sincerely hope the group provide books of similarly high quality on these topics.