(F) Expressively Fretful (e.g., conveys personal unease and disquiet,
a constant timorous, hesitant and restive state; overreacts to innocuous events and
anxiously judges them to signify ridicule, criticism, and disapproval).
(F) Interpersonally Aversive (e.g., distances from activities that
involve intimate personal relationships and reports extensive history of social
pan-anxiety and distrust; seeks acceptance, but is unwilling to get involved unless
certain to be liked, maintaining distance and privacy to avoid being shamed and
Cognitive Style (e.g., warily scans environment for
potential threats and is preoccupied by intrusive and disruptive random thoughts and
observations; an upwelling from within of irrelevant ideation upsets thought continuity
and interferes with social communications and accurate appraisals).
Self-Image (e.g., sees self as socially inept,
inadequate, and inferior, justifying thereby his or her isolation and rejection by others;
feels personally unappealing, devalues self-achievements, and reports persistent sense of
aloneness and emptiness).
Object-Relations (e.g., internalized representations are composed
of readily reactivated, intense and conflict-ridden memories of problematic early
relations; limited avenues for experiencing or recalling gratification, and few mechanisms
to channel needs, bind impulses, resolve conflicts or deflect external stressors).
Regulatory Mechanism (e.g., depends excessively on imagination to
achieve need gratification, confidence building, and conflict resolution; withdraws into
reveries as a means of safely discharging frustrated affectionate, as well as angry
Morphological Organization (e.g., a precarious complex of tortuous
emotions depend almost exclusively on a single modality for its resolution and discharge,
that of avoidance, escape and fantasy and, hence, when faced with personal risks, new
opportunities, or unanticipated stress, few morphologic structures are available to deploy
and few back-up positions can be reverted to, short of regressive decompensation).
Mood-Temperament (e.g., describes constant and confusing
undercurrent of tension, sadness and anger; vacillates between desire for affection, fear
of rebuff, embarrassment, and numbness of feeling).