Peculiar (e.g., exhibits socially gauche and
curious mannerisms; is perceived by others as aberrant, disposed to behave in an
unobtrusively odd, aloof, or bizarre manner).
(F) Interpersonally Secretive (e.g., prefers privacy and isolation,
with few highly tentative attachments and personal obligations; has drifted over time into
increasingly peripheral vocational roles and clandestine social activities).
Cognitive Style (e.g., capacity to "read" thoughts
and feelings of others is markedly dysfunctional, mixes social communications with
personal irrelevancies, circumstantial speech, ideas of reference, and metaphorical
asides; often ruminative, appearing self-absorbed and lost in daydreams with occasional
magical thinking, bodily illusions, obscure suspicion, odd beliefs, and a blurring of
reality and fantasy).
Self-Image (e.g., exhibits recurrent social perplexities
and illusions as well as experiences of depersonalization, derealization and dissociation;
sees self as forlorn, with repetitive thoughts of life's emptiness and meaninglessness).
Objects (e.g., internalized representations consist of a
piecemeal jumble of early relationships and affects, random drives and impulses, and
uncoordinated channels of regulation that are only fitfully competent for binding
tensions, accommodating needs and mediating conflicts).
Regulatory Mechanism (e.g., bizarre mannerisms and idiosyncratic
thoughts appear to reflect a retraction or reversal of previous acts or ideas that have
stirred feelings of anxiety, conflict or guilt; ritualistic or magical behaviors serve to
repent for or nullify assumed misdeeds or "evil" thoughts).
Morphologic Organization (e.g., possesses permeable ego-boundaries;
coping and defensive operations are haphazardly ordered in a loose assemblage of
morphologic structures, leading to desultory actions in which primitive thoughts and
affects are discharged directly, with few reality-based sublimations, and significant
further disintegrations into a psychotic structural level, likely under even modest
(S) Distraught or Insentient
Mood-Temperament (e.g., excessively
apprehensive and ill-at-ease, particularly in social encounters; agitated and anxiously
watchful, evincing distrust of others and suspicion of their motives that persists despite
growing familiarity); or (e.g., manifests drab, apathetic, sluggish, joyless, and
spiritless appearance; reveals marked deficiencies in face-to-face rapport and emotional