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Table 3 Personality dimensions measured with SSP in the three-cluster solution of borderline personality disorder

From: Cluster analysis of personality traits in psychiatric patients with borderline personality disorder

  Lower
psychopathology
cluster, mean (SD)
Externalizing
cluster, mean (SD)
Internalizing
cluster, mean (SD)
Effect sizepartial η2 F Post-hoc
Somatic trait anxiety 65.7 (8.9) 69.7 (7.5) 71.3 (9.0) 0.08 6.18 A < C**
Psychic trait anxiety 65.0 (8.4) 66.7 (8.7) 72.7 (5.9) 0.17 14.09 B < C**, A < C***
Stress susceptibility 71.0 (10.7) 70.0 (14.7) 79.6 (6.4) 0.14 11.23 B < C***, A < C***
Lack of assertiveness 56.9 (12.1) 49.9(8.0) 64.3 (10.4) 0.19 15.74 B < A**, A < C***, B < C*
Impulsiveness 59.5 (10.6) 66.5 (10.1) 56.2 (11.7) 0.10 7.86 A < B*, C < B***
Adventure seeking 49.7 (11.1) 56.9 (11.4) 42.9 (10.4) 0.17 14.57 A < B**, C < B***, C < A**
Detachment 50.3 (9.4) 56.2 (9.1) 62.4 (10.5) 0.24 21.58 A < B*, B < C*,
A < C***
Social desirability 45.4 (11.4) 35.7 (9.3) 36.7 (11.7) 0.15 11.91 B < A***, C < A***
Embitterment 70.6 (9.5) 78.4 (7.0) 80.2 (9.0) 0.21 18.20 A < B***, A < C***
Trait irritability 61.9 (9.6) 73.5 (7.7) 70.0 (8.6) 0.23 20.90 A < B***, A < C***
Mistrust 64.3 (12.2) 80.1 (5.4) 78.1 (9.7) 0.34 34.96 A < B***, A < C***
Verbal trait aggression 54.4 (11.3) 76.2 (5.9) 60.9 (8.0) 0.43 52.52 A < B***, C < B***, A < C**
Physical trait aggression 51 (12.7) 73.6 (9.3) 59.4 (11.8) 0.35 36.65 A < B***, C < B***, A < C**
  1. Note. Effect size partial η2 small: 0.01, moderate: 0.06, large: 0.14 (37). Post-hoc Tukey * p > 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001. SSP = Swedish universities Scale of Personality