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Table 5 Temperament and Character Inventory: OCD vs TTM

From: Obsessive-compulsive disorder and trichotillomania: a phenomenological comparison

TEMPERAMENT / CHARACTER TRAITS* OCD (N = 68) TTM (N = 21) F P
NS 17.6 (6.8) 21.6 (6.0) .5 .02
HA 22.3 (7.9) 15.8 (7.3) .4 .001
RD 22.3 (4.2) 21.8 (4.9) .4 NS
SD 25.1 (8.2) 28.2 (9.6) .7 NS
C 30 (5.1) 29.3 (6.8) 2.8 NS
ST 15.2 (6.7) 21.3 (18.3) 5.0 NS
  1. * NS = novelty seeking total score SD = self-directedness total score
  2. HA = harm avoidance total score C = cooperativeness total score
  3. RD = reward dependence total score ST = self-transcendence total score