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Table 3 Components extracted with their highest positive and negative loading items

From: Revisiting the five-facet structure of mindfulness

ComponentNamePositiveNegative
1_1Non-judgmental awarenessI am able to accept the thoughts and feelings I have.I think some of my emotions are bad or inappropriate and I shouldn’t feel them.
2_1Judgmental non-awarenessI tell myself that I shouldn’t be feeling the way I’m feeling.I am able to accept the thoughts and feelings I have.
2_2ObservingI intentionally stay aware of my feelings.I am not an original thinker.
3_1Non-judgmentI am friendly to myself when things go wrong.I think some of my emotions are bad or inappropriate and I shouldn’t feel them.
3_2ObservingWhen talking with other people, I am aware of the emotions I am experiencing.I am not an original thinker.
3_3Describing/focusWhen someone asks how I am feeling, I can identify my emotions easily.It’s hard for me to find the words to describe what I’m thinking.
4_1Non-judgmentI am friendly to myself when things go wrong.Usually when I experience distressing thoughts and images... I get angry that this happens to me.
4_2ObservingWhen I walk outside, I am aware of smells or how the air feels against my face.I am rarely aware of changes.
4_3Self-criticismI tell myself that I shouldn’t be feeling the way I’m feeling.It seems I am “running on automatic” without much awareness of what I’m doing.
4_4Describing/opennessI’m good at finding the words to describe my feelings.It’s hard for me to find the words to describe what I’m thinking.
5_1Non-judgmentI am friendly to myself when things go wrong.Usually when I experience distressing thoughts and images... I get angry that this happens to me.
5_2ObservingWhen I walk outside, I am aware of smells or how the air feels against my face.I am rarely aware of changes.
5_5Self-criticismI tell myself that I shouldn’t have certain thoughts.I accept myself the same whatever the thought/image is about in my mind.
5_3Acting with awarenessI find myself doing things without paying attention.When I do things, my mind wanders off and I’m easily distracted.
5_4DescribingI’m good at finding the words to describe my feelings.It’s hard for me to find the words to describe what I’m thinking.
6_1Non-judgment/non-reactingI am friendly to myself when things go wrong.I wish I could control my emotions more easily.
6_2ObservingWhen I walk outside, I am aware of smells or how the air feels against my face.I am rarely aware of changes.
6_3Acting with awarenessI find myself doing things without paying attention.When I do things, my mind wanders off and I’m easily distracted.
6_5Reacting-judgmentIf there is something I don’t want to think about, I’ll try many things to get it out of my mind.I accept myself the same whatever the thought/image is about in my mind.
6_6DescribingI’m good at finding the words to describe my feelings.It’s hard for me to find the words to describe what I’m thinking.
6_4Openness/Western mindfulnessI like to be challenged intellectually.I am not an original thinker.