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Table 7 Psychopathological Functioning Levels – Rating Scale (PFL-RS): English schedule

From: Psychopathological Functioning Levels (PFLs) and their possible relevance in psychiatric treatments: a qualitative research project

IDENTITY    
  Internal perspective   External perspective
IDi-1 The individual claims to perceive the co-presence of other entities into himself/herself IDe-1 The individual is persuaded that, in certain cases, people have the power to expropriate others of their inner identity (and/or) freedom
IDi-2 The self-representation of the individual corresponds to some temporary attitudes of himself/herself without being critically aware of other opposite attitudes IDe-2 The subjective representations of others’ behaviors seem to be imposed by an occasional urge and are disconnected from those in the past
IDi-3 In order to be self-represented as a whole the individual adopts a sectorial image of himself/herself and such an image is experienced as completely positive (or) negative IDe-3 In order to make himself/herself an idea of the others (and/or) of the relationships the individual uses a sectorial image which is completely positive (or) negative
IDi-4 When facing his/her contradictory aspects the individual minimizes (or) disawovs their relevance IDe-4 When facing contradictory meanings of social situations the individual minimizes (or) disawovs their relevance
IDi-5 The individual does not face the contradictory aspects of himself/herself or becomes estranged, but only when the situations are confused (or) subjectively perceived as threatening IDe-5 The individual does not face the contradictory aspects of the others or becomes estranged, but only when the situations are confused (or) subjectively perceived as threatening
IDi-6 When the individual faces conflicting aspects of himself/herself primarily tends not to ask himself/herself about his/her feelings (and/or) to devalue himself/herself (and/or) to self-assert himself/herself IDe-6 When the individual faces conflicting aspects of the relationships with others needs to avoid the comparison (and/or) look for acceptance (and/or) devalue others
IDi-7 When the individual faces conflicting aspects of himself/herself there is no need to avoid confrontation with others (and/or) adapt to others’ approval (and/or) devalue other’s opinions IDe-7 When the individual faces conflicting aspects of the relationships with others he/she does not tend systematically to worry (and/or) devalue himself/herself (and/or) self-assert himself/herself