The core section provides information on the person’s dominant personality style, particularly focusing on the level of stress the person is experiencing and how effectively the style


This describes problem-solving styles. An introversive style is characterized by thinking things through. An extratensive style is exemplified by trial and error efforts to solve problems. Both of these styles are commonplace among adults. They are simply very different psychological approaches to cope with the demands of everyday living.

Experience Actual

This score reflects the amount of organized activity or the sum total of ego-dominated and deliberate experience, which can be brought to bear as a storehouse of experience with coping with life.

Experience Base

This reflects the events and situations which are outside of the patient's control. They are experienced as impinging on the individual and therefore typically felt as disorganized.