(F) Expressively Dramatic (e.g., is overreactive, volatile,
provocative, and engaging, as well as intolerant of inactivity, resulting in impulsive,
highly emotional, and theatrical responsiveness; describes penchant for momentary
excitements, fleeting adventures, and short-sighted hedonism).
(F) Interpersonally Attention-Seeking (e.g., actively solicits praise
and manipulates others to gain needed reassurance, attention and approval; is demanding,
flirtatious, vain and seductively exhibitionistic, especially when wishing to be the
center of attention).
Cognitive Style (e.g., avoids introspective thought, is overly
suggestible, attentive to fleeting external events, and speaks in impressionistic
generalities; integrates experiences poorly, resulting in scattered learning and
(S) Gregarious Self-Image (e.g., views self as sociable, stimulating
and charming; enjoys the image of attracting acquaintances by physical appearance and by
pursuing a busy and pleasure-oriented life).
Object-Relations (e.g., internalized representations are composed
largely of superficial memories of past relations, random collections of transient and
segregated affects and conflicts, as well as insubstantial drives and mechanisms).
Regulatory Mechanism (e.g., regularly alters and recomposes
self-presentations to create a succession of socially attractive but changing facades;
engages in self-distracting activities to avoid reflecting on and integrating unpleasant
thoughts and emotions).
Morphological Organization (e.g., there exists a loosely knit and
carelessly united morphologic structure in which processes of internal regulation and
control are scattered and unintegrated, with ad hoc methods for restraining impulses,
coordinating defenses, and resolving conflicts, leading to mechanisms that must, of
necessity, be broad and sweeping to maintain psychic cohesion and stability, and, when
successful, only further isolate and disconnect thoughts, feelings and actions).
Mood-Temperament (e.g., displays rapidly-shifting and shallow emotions;
is vivacious, animated, impetuous and exhibits tendencies to be easily enthused and as
easily angered or bored).