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Table 2 FFBI-SF Items Loadings

From: Psychometric properties of the Persian version of short-form five factor borderline inventory (FFBI-SF)

Subscales
Item Number Item content AU DA DES SD BD AD F DT DIS MA OPP RA
1 I tend to be quite anxious. .60 *            
13 I worry a great deal. .76 *            
25 I worry a lot about people leaving me. .61*            
37 I worry a lot about things that are out of my control. .69 *            
2 I have had quite a few angry outbursts.   .67 *           
14 My anger often feels out of control.   .77 *           
26 My anger at times gets the better of me.   .78 *           
38 My anger has at times gotten me into trouble.   .75 *           
3 I sometimes feel worthless.    .65 *          
15 I have thought about ways to kill myself.    .60 *          
27 I often feel sad.    .76 *          
39 I have thought about suicide since I was a teenager.    .55 *          
4 I can be so different with different people that it’s like I’m not the same person.     .38 *         
16 I can be so different with different people that I wonder who I am.     .57 *         
28 I tend to feel like I don’t belong with anyone.     .68 *         
40 I often feel like an outcast.     .72 *         
5 I frequently have urges to do things that get me into trouble.      .43 *        
17 Sometimes I let myself get swept away by my urges.      .59 *        
29 When I am upset, I often do things that later cause me problems.      .49 *        
41 I have done a lot of things impulsively that I later regret.      .72 *        
6 My emotions can spiral out of control.       .47 *       
18 I don’t seem to have much control over how I feel.       .66 *       
30 My mood shifts rapidly from one feeling to another.       .69 *       
42 I have a difficult time controlling my mood.       .71 *       
7 Harming myself is one of the few ways I can tolerate my emotions.        .47 *      
19 I have threatened to commit suicide.        .51 *      
31 Even minor setbacks can cause a great deal of drama in my life.        .65 *      
43 I don’t think I can continue to live like this        .70 *      
8 I have felt that things were unreal and I was detached from life.         .69 *     
20 Sometimes I feel like I am no longer connected to my body.         .50 *     
32 I sometimes feel like I am not real.         .78 *     
44 I sometimes feel that nothing is real.         .77 *     
9 I am often distrustful of other people.          .70 *    
21 It’s really hard for me to trust people.          .72 *    
33 People are not as loyal to me as I wish they were.          .60 *    
45 I have not been able to trust some of my closest friends.          .70 *    
10 I sometimes do things I shouldn’t to get people to do things I want or need.           .55 *   
22 Other people have called me manipulative.           .55 *   
34 I have been known to massage the truth to get my way.           .54 *   
46 At times you have to be dishonest and manipulative to get what you need.           .45 *   
11 I tend to get into lots of arguments.            .43 *  
23 I will make threats to get people to do things.            .49 *  
35 I often get into arguments with people who are close to me.            .64 *  
47 I am easy to get along with.            .12 *  
12 I get into trouble because I don’t think things through.             .66 *
24 I tend to act quickly without thinking things through.             .72 *
36 Others have said that I do not think before I act.             .74 *
48 I’ve done some pretty bad things on impulse.             .60 *
  1. Note. FFBI-SF-SF Five Factor Borderline Inventory - Short Form, AU Anxious Uncertainty, DA Dysregulated Anger, DES Despondence, SD Self-Disturbance, BD Behavioral Dysregulation, AD Affective Dysregulation, F Fragility, DT Dissociative Tendencies, DIS Distrustfulness, MA Manipulativeness, OPP Oppositional, RA Rashness; * = All paths are significant p < .05