Expressively Resentful (e.g., resists fulfilling expectancies of
others, frequently exhibiting procrastination, inefficiency and obstinate, as well as
contrary and irksome behaviors; reveals gratification in demoralizing and undermining the
pleasures and aspirations of others).
(F) Interpersonally Contrary (e.g., assumes conflicting and changing
roles in social relationships, particularly dependent and contrite acquiescence and
assertive and hostile independence; conveys envy and pique toward those more fortunate, as
well as actively concurrently or sequentially obstructive and intolerant of others,
expressing either negative or incompatible attitudes).
Cognitive Style (e.g., is cynical, doubting, and untrusting,
approaching positive events with disbelief, and future possibilities with pessimism,
anger, and trepidation; has a misanthropic view of life, is whining and grumbling, voicing
disdain and caustic comments toward those experiencing good fortune).
Self-Image (e.g., sees self as misunderstood,
luckless, unappreciated, jinxed, and demeaned by others; recognizes being
characteristically embittered, disgruntled and disillusioned with life).
Object-Relations (e.g., internalized representations of the
past comprise a complex of countervailing relationships, setting in motion contradictory
feelings, conflicting inclinations, and incompatible memories that are driven by the
desire to degrade the achievements and pleasures of others, without necessarily appearing
Regulatory Mechanism (e.g., discharges anger and other
troublesome emotions either precipitously or by employing unconscious maneuvers to shift
them from their instigator to settings or persons of lesser significance; vents
disapproval by substitute or passive means, such as acting inept or perplexed, or behaving
in a forgetful or indolent manner).
Morphologic Organization (e.g., there is a clear division in the
pattern of morphologic structures such that coping and defensive maneuvers are often
directed toward incompatible goals, leaving major conflicts unresolved and full psychic
cohesion often impossible by virtue of the fact that fulfillment of one drive or need
inevitably nullifies or reverses another).
Mood-Temperament (e.g., frequently touchy, temperamental, and
peevish, followed in turn by sullen and moody withdrawal; is often petulant and impatient,
unreasonably scorns those in authority and reports being annoyed easily or frustrated by