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Table 4 Component loadings of the mindfulness items on the final six components

From: Revisiting the five-facet structure of mindfulness

C1C5C2C3C6C4ItemMeasure
.61− .14.09.12.03.06I am friendly to myself when things go wrong.FRBRG
.61− .12.17.12.06.04I am able to appreciate myself.FRBRG
.60− .21− .06− .02.19− .01I feel calm soon after.SMQ
.58− .23.04.06.08.11I am able to accept the experience.SMQ
.56− .14− .15.03.07.04I just notice them and let them go.SMQ
.55− .04.06.05− .08− .04I see my mistakes and difficulties without judging them.FRBRG
.54− .24.06− .01.16.05I “step back” and am aware of the thought or image without getting taken over by it.SMQ
.53− .03− .08.11.07.16I watch my feelings without getting lost in them.FRBRG
.52− .29.17.15.21.09I am able to accept the thoughts and feelings I have.CAMS
.51− .30.09.09.09− .04I accept myself the same whatever the thought/image is about in my mind.SMQ
.51.11.18.10− .02.11I am open to the experience of the present moment.FRBRG
.49− .08.02− .01.12− .07I try just to experience the thoughts or images without judging them.SMQ
.49.07.15.29.16.08I am able to focus on the present moment.CAMS
.49.14.17.20.13.09I feel connected to my experience in the here-and-now.FRBRG
.49− .04.11.12.12.08I experience moments of inner peace and ease, even when things get hectic and stressful.FRBRG
.48− .15.25.03.09− .04I try to notice my thoughts without judging them.CAMS
.47.00.09.04− .06.12I am able to smile when I notice how I sometimes make life difficult.FRBRG
.46− .15− .21.03.11.09I am able just to notice them without reacting.SMQ
.46− .03.07− .01.08.10I notice how brief the thoughts and images really are.SMQ
.45− .14.10.12.04.16I can accept things I cannot change.CAMS
.44.44.18− .11− .11− .03I wish I could control my emotions more easily.PHLMS
.43.03.26.20.06.07When I notice an absence of mind, I gently return to the experience of the here and now.FRBRG
.38− .19− .02− .02.12.26I can tolerate emotional pain.CAMS
− .37.23.29− .31− .10− .05I lose myself in the thoughts/images.SMQ
.37− .02.09.16− .08.21In difficult situations, I can pause without immediately reacting.FRBRG
− .36.35.29− .13− .06− .04They take over my mind for quite a while afterwards.SMQ
.31− .01.09.03.05.30I accept unpleasant experiences.FRBRG
− .20.15.12− .15− .03.18I am preoccupied by the future.CAMS
.18.05− .10− .09− .10− .09I seldom notice what other people are up to.LMS
.07.69.11− .04− .07− .21If there is something I don’t want to think about, I’ll try many things to get it out of my mind.PHLMS
− .03.68.04− .10− .07− .08I try to stay busy to keep thoughts or feelings from coming to mind.PHLMS
.00.66.07− .05− .06− .10I try to distract myself when I feel unpleasant emotions.PHLMS
− .31.65.01− .09− .11.08I tell myself that I shouldn’t have certain thoughts.PHLMS
− .17.65.07− .07− .03− .08There are things I try not to think about.PHLMS
.04.64.10− .07− .04− .19When I have a bad memory, I try to distract myself to make it go away.PHLMS
.17.58.03− .20− .04− .19I try to put my problems out of mind.PHLMS
− .35.57− .02− .21− .14.15I tell myself that I shouldn’t be feeling the way I’m feeling.KIMS
− .30.56.00− .10− .11.07There are aspects of myself I don’t want to think about.PHLMS
− .12.55.04− .10− .06.03I tell myself that I shouldn’t feel sad.PHLMS
.40.55− .06− .19− .13.16I think some of my emotions are bad or inappropriate and I shouldn’t feel them.KIMS
.41.52− .04− .16− .13.19I tell myself that I shouldn’t be thinking the way I’m thinking.KIMS
.41.49.04− .15− .09.20I criticize myself for having irrational or inappropriate emotions.KIMS
− .32.48.02− .13− .01.16I disapprove of myself when I have irrational ideas.KIMS
− .22.46.08− .17− .15− .07I find it so unpleasant I have to distract myself and not notice them.SMQ
− .35.46− .09− .18− .10.27I believe some of my thoughts are abnormal or bad and I shouldn’t think that way.KIMS
− .31.45.06− .16.02.03I judge myself as good or bad, depending on what the thought/image is about.SMQ
.43.44.11− .15− .04− .08I get angry that this happens to me.SMQ
− .14.41.11− .10− .07− .15I try and push them away.SMQ
− .22.38.22− .04.06.28I make judgments about whether my thoughts are good or bad.KIMS
− .07.33.17− .22.00.21I tend to make judgments about how worthwhile or worthless my experiences are.KIMS
− .26.30.15− .30.07.03I am preoccupied by the past.CAMS
− .15.29.13− .03.05.03I judge the thought/image as good or bad.SMQ
.05.20.05− .04.01.14When I do things, I get totally wrapped up in them and don’t think about anything else.KIMS
− .03-.13.05− .01− .09− .07I generate few novel ideas.LMS
− .02.01.67.06− .02.08When I walk outside, I am aware of smells or how the air feels against my face.PHLMS
.03.00.61.08− .04− .02When I shower, I am aware of how the water is running over my body.PHLMS
.03.05.59.12− .04.11I notice changes inside my body, like my heart beating faster or my muscles getting tense.PHLMS
.03.00.58.02.06.10I pay attention to sensations, such as the wind in my hair or sun on my face.KIMS
.01.01.57.01.05.08When I am startled, I notice what is going on inside my body.PHLMS
.03.20.57.14.28− .02When talking with other people, I am aware of the emotions I am experiencing.PHLMS
− .03.03.56.03.00.04When I take a shower or bath, I stay alert to the sensations of water on my body.KIMS
.10− .02.55.00− .02.04I notice changes in my body, such as whether my breathing slows down or speeds up.KIMS
− .06.00.52− .04− .08.22I pay attention to sounds, such as clocks ticking, birds chirping, or cars passing.KIMS
.08− .02.52.08− .01.05I notice the smells and aromas of things.KIMS
.09.23.51.09.27.01I am aware of thoughts I’m having when my mood changes.PHLMS
.02.07.50.05.33− .03Whenever my emotions change, I am conscious of them immediately.PHLMS
− .02− .03.49.04− .01.41I notice visual elements in art or nature, such as colors, shapes, textures, or patterns of light and shadow.KIMS
.09.12.46.11.22.11I am aware of what thoughts are passing through my mind.PHLMS
.15.06.46− .04− .01.10I pay attention to whether my muscles are tense or relaxed.KIMS
.15.09.44− .05.21.06I notice when my moods begin to change.KIMS
.00.11.43.14.19.07When talking with other people, I am aware of their facial and body expressions.PHLMS
.05.03.42− .14.05.21When I’m walking, I deliberately notice the sensations of my body moving.KIMS
.10.16.42.03.28.16I pay attention to how my emotions affect my thoughts and behavior.KIMS
.28.09.42.11.03.11I sense my body, whether eating, cooking, cleaning, or talking.FRBRG
.14.11.41.08.30.28I intentionally stay aware of my feelings.KIMS
.06.12.40.07.10.07I notice how foods and drinks affect my thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotions.KIMS
− .33.31.35− .13− .01.01I keep thinking about the thought or image after it’s gone.SMQ
.08.12− .28− .10− .04− .18I am rarely aware of changesLMS
.17− .13.10.67.12.12I find myself doing things without paying attention.MAAS
.37− .12.03.58.06.04I find it difficult to stay focused on what’s happening in the present.MAAS
− .10.09.19.58− .23− .07When I do things, my mind wanders off and I’m easily distracted.KIMS
− .10.00.06.57− .11− .24I am easily distracted.CAMS
.07− .20.06.56.02.22I rush through activities without being really attentive to them.MAAS
.24− .23.16.56.15.02It seems I am “running on automatic,” without much awareness of what I’m doing.MAAS
− .02− .05.15.54.03− .05I break or spill things because of carelessness, not paying attention, or thinking of something else.MAAS
− .04− .10.04.53.02.18I snack without being aware that I’m eating.MAAS
.04− .17.03.51.04− .11I find myself listening to someone with one ear, doing something else at the same time.MAAS
− .27.23.02.50− .21− .06I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing because I’m daydreaming, worrying, or otherwise distracted.KIMS
.01− .12.19.48.02− .01I drive places on “automatic pilot” and then wonder why I went there.MAAS
.30.07.04.46.19.26It is easy for me to concentrate on what I am doing.CAMS
.05− .11.16.45− .01− .09I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I’m doing.MAAS
− .09.15− .15.42− .19.02I drive on “automatic pilot” without paying attention to what I’m doing.KIMS
.00− .02.07.40.09− .06I forget a person’s name almost as soon as I’ve been told it for the first time.MAAS
− .03.04.18− .39− .20.00I tend to do several things at once rather than focusing on one thing at a time.KIMS
.09− .24.11.39.32− .11I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later.MAAS
.15.05.05.38.09.30I am able to pay close attention to one thing for a long period of time.CAMS
.35− .22− .12.36− .04− .07I find myself preoccupied with the future or the past.MAAS
.19− .20.14.34.00.01I tend to walk quickly to get where I’m going without paying attention to what I experience along the way.MAAS
.19− .16.07.33− .06.01I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I’m doing right now to get there.MAAS
.12.18− .09.30.05.11When I’m doing something, I’m only focused on what I’m doing, nothing else.KIMS
− .05.16.17− .30− .15− .13When I’m working on something, part of my mind is occupied with other topics, such as what I’ll be doing later, or things I’d rather be doing.KIMS
− .05− .19.21.26.08− .03I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attention.MAAS
.02.04.14.23.04.20When I’m reading, I focus all my attention on what I’m reading.KIMS
− .17.13.00− .19− .01− .09I am impatient with myself and with others.FRBRG
− .08.18.02− .16.76− .06It’s hard for me to find the words to describe what I’m thinking.KIMS
.13− .04.14.14.75.21I’m good at finding the words to describe my feelings.KIMS
− .08.19.04− .16.73− .08I have trouble thinking of the right words to express how I feel about things.KIMS
.12− .09.17.10.70.03Even when I’m feeling terribly upset, I can find a way to put it into words.KIMS
.14− .07.26.16.67.12I can usually describe how I feel at the moment in considerable detail.CAMS
.14− .11.20.21.66.09When someone asks how I am feeling, I can identify my emotions easily.PHLMS
− .07.13.07− .17.59− .03When I have a sensation in my body, it’s difficult for me to describe it because I can’t find the right words.KIMS
.01.00.24− .05.56.29My natural tendency is to put my experiences into words.KIMS
.24.00.12.08.55.16I can easily put my beliefs, opinions, and expectations into words.KIMS
.10− .05.26.22.48.25I’m good at thinking of words to express my perceptions, such as how things taste, smell, or sound.KIMS
.35− .06.28.21.45.10It’s easy for me to keep track of my thoughts and feelings.CAMS
.07− .07.05.17.13.59I like to be challenged intellectually.LMS
.23− .02.03− .01.06.57I try to think of new ways of doing things.LMS
.16− .18.04.05.10.56I find it easy to create new and effective ideas.LMS
.19− .12− .03− .02.16.51I make many novel contributions.LMS
.17.09.20.02− .05.51I like to figure out how things work.LMS
.08− .12.26.01.07.49I am very creative.LMS
.12.13.25.02− .07.46I like to investigate things.LMS
.05.08− .09− .17− .18.45I am not an original thinker.LMS
.07.08− .10− .06− .16.43I avoid thought provoking conversations.LMS
.14.04.32− .03.04.42I am very curious.LMS
− .05.23.25− .04.12.39I tend to evaluate whether my perceptions are right or wrong.KIMS
.00− .05− .09− .05− .07− .33I am rarely alert to new developments.LMS
.17.03.29.21.14.32I pay attention to what’s behind my actions.FRBRG
.06.15.02.14.06.25I get completely absorbed in what I’m doing, so that all my attention is focused on it.KIMS
− .03.16.13− .15− .12.22When I’m doing chores, such as cleaning or laundry, I tend to daydream or think of other things.KIMS
  1. C1 non-judgment/non-reacting, C2 observing, C3 acting with awareness, C5 reacting/judgment, C6 describing, C4 openness/Western mindfulness