(F) Expressively Incompetent (e.g., withdraws from adult
responsibilities by acting helpless and seeking nurturance from others; is docile and
passive, lacks functional competencies, and avoids self-assertion).
(F) Interpersonally Submissive (e.g., needs excessive advice and
reassurance, as well as subordinates self to stronger, nurturing figure, without whom may
feel anxiously alone and helpless; is compliant, conciliatory and placating, fearing being
left to care for oneself).
(F) Naive Cognitive
Style (e.g., rarely disagrees with others and is
easily persuaded, unsuspicious and gullible; reveals a Pollyanna attitude toward
interpersonal difficulties, watering down objective problems and smoothing over troubling
Self-Image (e.g., views self as weak, fragile, and
inadequate; exhibits lack of self-confidence by belittling own attitudes and competencies,
and hence not capable of doing things on one's own).
Object-Relations (e.g., internalized representations are composed
of infantile impressions of others, unsophisticated ideas, incomplete recollections,
rudimentary drives and childlike impulses, as well as minimal competencies to manage and
Regulatory Mechanism (e.g., is firmly devoted to another to
strengthen the belief that an inseparable bond exists between them; jettisons independent
views in favor of those of others to preclude conflicts and threats to relationship).
Morphological Organization (e.g., owing to entrusting others with the
responsibility to fulfill needs and to cope with adult tasks, there is both a deficient
morphologic structure and a lack of diversity in internal regulatory controls, leaving a
miscellany of relatively undeveloped and undifferentiated adaptive abilities, as well as
an elementary system for functioning independently).
Mood-Temperament (e.g., is characteristically warm, tender and
noncompetitive; timidly avoids social tension and interpersonal conflicts).