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Online Alexithymia Questionnaire (OAQ)

Uploaded by Jason Thompson on May 26, 2006

Online Alexithymia Questionnaire target-factors:























[GO TO THIS LINK FOR AN AUTOMATED VERSION OF THIS QUESTIONNAIRE: http://tinyurl.com/y9eerf ]







































F1 - Difficulty Identifying Feelings































- When asked which emotion I’m feeling, I frequently don’t know the answer.































- I have puzzling physical sensations that even freinds/aquaintences/others don’t understand.































- When I am upset, I don’t know if I am sad, frightened, or angry.































- I am often puzzled by strange sensations in my body.































- I can’t identify feelings that I vaguely sense are going on inside of me































- When involved in difficult or turbulent relationships, I sometimes develop confusing physical symptoms.































































F-2 - Difficulty Describing Feelings































- It is difficult for me to find the right words for my feelings.































- I am able to describe my emotions easily.































- I find it hard to describe my feelings about other people































- I get in a muddle when I try to describe how I feel about an important event.































F - 2b Vicarious interpretation of feelings































- I often ask other people what they would feel if in my personal situation (any situation), as this better helps me understand what to do.































- I tend to rely on other people for interpreting the emotional details of personal/social events.































- I like it when someone describes the feelings they experience under circumstances similar to my own, because this helps me see what my own feelings might be.































































F-3 - Externally-Oriented Thinking































- I prefer to find out the emotional intricacies of my problems rather than just describe them in terms of practical facts.































- You cannot functionally live your life without being aware of your deepest emotions.































- I feel more comfortable talking to freinds about their daily activities rather than their feelings.































- I prefer to watch "light" entertainment shows rather than psychological dramas.































- I find examination of my feelings useful in solving personal problems.































- I don't like movies or plays where more time is spent on the characters' motivation than on the action because it distracts from their enjoyment.































- I make decisions based on principles rather than gut feelings.































































F - 4 - Restricted Imaginative Processes (This section targets the missing ‘spontaneous imagination’ as differentiated from ‘controlled imagination’)































- When other people are hurt or upset, I have difficulty imagining what they are feeling.































- People sometimes get upset with me, and I can’t imagine why































- I am not much of a daydreamer































- I don’t dream frequently, and when I do the dreams usually seem...

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Uploaded by:   Jason Thompson

Date:   05/26/2006

Category:   Psychology

Length:   6 pages (1,416 words)

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