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MMPI-2 Scales


The 567-item MMPI-2 is composed of over 120 scales.

Validity Indicators    
Superlative Self-Presentation Subscales 
Clinical Scales 
Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales 
Content Scales 
Content Component Scales   
Supplementary Scales 
Clinical Subscales (Harris-Lingoes and Social Introversion Subscales)


VALIDITY INDICATORS

?(CNS) - Cannot Say (reported as a raw score) 
VRIN     - Variable Response Inconsistency 
TRIN     - True Response Inconsistency
F            - Infrequency 
FB -  Back F
FP -  Infrequency – Psychopathology
FBS - Symptom Validity
L            - Lie 
K            - Correction 
S            - Superlative Self-Presentation


SUPERLATIVE SELF-PRESENTATION SUBSCALES

S1 - Beliefs in Human goodness 
S2 - Serenity 
S3 - Contentment with Life 
S4 - Patience / Denial of Irritability 
S5 - Denial of Moral Flaws


CLINICAL SCALES

1 Hs - Hypochondriasis
2 D   - Depression
3 Hy - Hysteria
4 Pd - Psychopathic Deviate
5 Mf -  Masculinity/Femininity
6 Pa - Paranoia
7 Pt  - Psychasthenia
8 Sc - Schizophrenia
9 Ma- Hypomania

0 Si  - Social Introversion

RESTRUCTURED CLINICAL (RC) SCALES

RCd (dem) - Demoralization  
RC1 (som) - Somatic Complaints
RC2 (lpe)   - Low Positive Emotions
RC3 (cyn)  - Cynicism
RC4 (asb)  - Antisocial Behavior
RC6 (per)   - Ideas of Persecution
RC7 (dne)  - Dysfunctional Negative Emotions
RC8 (abx)  - Aberrant Experiences
RC9 (hpm) - Hypomanic Activation


CLINICAL SUBSCALES

Harris-Lingoes Subscales
D1 -   Subjective Depression
D2 -   Psychomotor Retardation
D3 -   Physical Malfunctioning
D4 -   Mental Dullness
D5 -   Brooding
Hy1 - Denial of Social Anxiety
Hy2 - Need for Affection 
Hy3 - Lassitude-Malaise
Hy4 - Somatic Complaints
Hy5 - Inhibition of Aggression
Pd1 - Familial Discord
Pd2 - Authority Problems
Pd3 - Social Imperturbability
Pd4 - Social Alienation
Pd5 - Self-Alienation
Pa1 - Persecutory Ideas
Pa2 - Poignancy
Pa3 - Naïveté
Sc1 - Social Alienation
Sc2 - Emotional Alienation
Sc3 - Lack of Ego Mastery-Cognitive
Sc4 - Lack of Ego Mastery-Conative
Sc5 - Lack of Ego Mastery-Defective Inhibition
Sc6 - Bizarre Sensory  Experiences
Ma1- Amorality
Ma2- Psychomotor Acceleration
Ma3- Imperturbability
Ma4- Ego Inflation

Social Introversion Subscales
Si1 - Shyness / Self-Consciousness
Si2 - Social Avoidance  
Si3 - Alienation - Self and Others


CONTENT SCALES

ANX -   Anxiety
FRS -   Fears
OBS -   Obsessiveness
DEP -   Depression
HEA -   Health Concerns
BIZ -     Bizarre Mentation
ANG -  Anger  
CYN -  Cynicism
ASP -   Antisocial Practices
TPA -   Type A
LSE -   Low Self-Esteem
SOD -  Social Discomfort
FAM -   Family Problems
WRK -  Work Interference
TRT -   Negative Treatment Indicators


CONTENT COMPONENT SCALES

FRS1 - Generalized Fearfulness
FRS2 - Multiple Fears
DEP1 - Lack of Drive
DEP2 - Dysphoria
DEP3 - Self-Depreciation
DEP4 - Suicidal Ideation
HEA1 - Gastrointestinal Symptoms
HEA2 - Neurological Symptoms
HEA3 - General Health Concerns
BIZ1 -   Psychotic Symptomatology
BIZ2 -   Schizotypal Characteristics
ANG1 -Explosive Behavior
ANG2 -Irritability
CYN1 -Misanthropic Beliefs
CYN2 -Interpersonal Suspiciousness
ASP1 - Antisocial Attitudes
ASP2 - Antisocial Behavior
TPA1 - Impatience
TPA2 - Competitive Drive
LSE1 - Self-Doubt
LSE2 - Submissiveness
SOD1 -Introversion
SOD2 -Shyness
FAM1 - Family Discord
FAM2 - Familial Alienation
TRT1 - Low Motivation
TRT2 - Inability to Disclose


SUPPLEMENTARY SCALES

PSY-5 (Personality Psychopathology Five)
AGGR -Aggressiveness
PSYC -Psychoticism
DISC - Disconstraint
NEGE -Negative Emotionality / Neuroticism
INTR -  Introversion / Low Positive Emotionality

Broad Personality Characteristics
A -   Anxiety
R -  Repression
Es - Ego Strength
Do -Dominance
Re -Social Responsibility

Generalized Emotional Distress
Mt -      College Maladjustment  
PK -     Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Keane
MDS - Marital Distress

Behavioral Dyscontrol
Ho -         Hostility
O-H -       Overcontrolled Hostility
MAC-R - MacAndrew-Revised
AAS -      Addiction Admission
APS -      Addiction Potential

Gender Role
GM - Gender Role – Masculine
GF -  Gender Role – Feminine