Personality Assessment Inventory Paper

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The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) was designed by Leslie C. Morey in 1991 as an alternative for the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory revised (MMPI-2) to provide relevant information to make a clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and screening for Axis I and Axis II psychopathology in patients 18 or older. However, the PAI does offer both child and adolescent versions in which a psychologist may utilize this assessment personality on these individuals known as the PIC for children and PAI-A for adolescents. Upon administrating the PAI for the adult population, an individual can expect a duration ranging between 40-50 minutes to complete the PAI and requires a comprehensive reading level between 4th and 6th grade. The PAI assesses abnormal personality consisting of 22 scales and 31 subscales in total which contains a 344 self-report Likert questionnaire scored with a 4-point ordinal scale. Scoring of the PAI consists of 22 non-overlapping scales made up of 4 validity scales, 11 clinical scales, 5 …show more content…

Borderline personality features such as unstable and fluctuating interpersonal relations, impulsivity, affective lability and instability as well as uncontrolled anger utilize the BOR-A, 6 item subscale to measure affective instability, the BOR-I, 6 item subscale to identify problems, the BOR-N, 6 item subscale to measure negative relationships and the BOR-S, 6 item to measure self-harm. Antisocial personality features consisting of illegal behaviors/ authority problems, egocentrism, lack of empathy and loyalty, instability and excitement-seeking utilize the ANT-A 8, item subscale to measure antisocial behaviors, the ANT-E, 8 item to measure egocentricity, and the ANT-S 8, item subscale to measure stimulus seeking behavior (UOP,

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