(F) Expressively Abstinent
(e.g., presents self as nonindulgent, frugal and chaste; is reluctant to seek pleasurable
experiences, refraining from exhibiting signs of enjoying life; acts in an unpresuming and
self-effacing manner, preferring to place self in an inferior light or abject position).
(F) Interpersonally Deferential (e.g., distances from those who are
consistently supportive, relating to others where one can be sacrificing, servile and
obsequious, allowing, if not encouraging them to exploit, mistreat, or take advantage;
renders ineffectual the attempts of others to be helpful and solicits condemnation by
accepting undeserved blame and courting unjust criticism).
Cognitive Style (e.g., hesitant to interpret observations
positively for fear that, in doing so, they may not take problematic forms, or achieve
troublesome and self-denigrating outcomes; as a result, there is a habit of repeatedly
expressing attitudes and anticipations contrary to favorable beliefs and feelings).
Self-Image (e.g., is self-abasing, focusing on the
very worst personal features, asserting thereby that one is worthy of being shamed,
humbled and debased; feels that one has failed to live up to the expectations of others
and hence, deserves to suffer painful consequences).
Object-Relations (e.g., object representations are composed of
failed past relationships and disparaged personal achievements, of positive feelings and
erotic drives transposed into their least attractive opposites, of internal conflicts
intentionally aggravated, of mechanisms for reducing dysphoria being subverted by
processes which intensify discomfort).
Regulatory Mechanism (e.g., repetitively recalls past injustices
and anticipates future disappointments as a means of raising distress to homeostatic
levels; undermines personal objectives and sabotages good fortunes so as to enhance or
maintain accustomed level of suffering and pain).
Morphologic Organization (e.g., owing to a significant reversal of
the pain-pleasure polarity, morphologic structures have contrasting and dual qualities*one
more or less conventional, the other its obverse*resulting in a repetitive undoing of
affect and intention, of a transposing of channels of need gratification with those
leading to frustration, and of engaging in actions which produce antithetical, if not
Mood-Temperament (e.g., experiences a complex mix of emotions, at
times anxiously apprehensive, at others forlorn and mournful, to feeling anguished and
tormented; intentionally displays a plaintive and wistful appearance, frequently to induce
guilt and discomfort in others).