- The ability to preserve a degree of autonomy, or “self,” in relationships with others.
I’ll never lose sense of who I am.
I usually do not change my behavior simply to please another person.
I’m fairly self-accepting.
I do what I think is right.
Do what I believe is right.
Feel pretty stable under stress.
Comfortable disagreeing with others.
- Skowron, E.A., and T.A. Schmitt (2003), "Assessing interpersonal fusion: Reliability and validity of a new DSI Fusion with Others subscale", Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 29, 209-222. [Endnote]
- Skowron, E.A., and M.L. Friedlander (1998), "The Differentiation of Self Inventory: Development and initial validation", Journal of Counseling Psychology, 45, 235-246. [Endnote]