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Table 2 Comparison of PFH and Control Groups in terms of Temperament and Character Properties

From: Temperament and character properties of primary focal hyperhidrosis patients

TCI PFH Group Control Group Univariate F (1, 91)
(Mean± SD) (Mean± SD)
Exploratory excitability (NS1) 5.75±0.30 6.27±0.32 1.35
Impulsiveness (NS2) 4.12±0.29 4.06±0.30 0.02
Extravagance (NS3) 4.77±0.26 4.88±0.27 0.09
Disorderliness (NS4) 3.77±0.21 3.72±0.23 0.02
Novelty Seeking (NS) 18.42±0.64 18.95±0.67 0.32
Anticipatory worry (HA1) 5.36±0.31 4.75±0.33 1.77
Fear of uncertainty (HA2) 4.26±0.25 4.36±0.26 0.07
Shyness with strangers (HA3) 3.59±0.32 3.59±0.33 0.01
Fatigability and asthenia (HA4) 4.77±0.30 3.18±0.32 12.84*
Harm Avoidance (HA) 18.00±0.94 15.00±1.00 2.35
Sentimentality (RD1) 7.04±0.26 6.18±0.28 4.85
Attachment (RD3) 4.04±0.26 4.84±0.28 4.19
Dependence (RD4) 2.75±0.20 3.13±0.21 1.62
Reward Dependence (RD) 13.83±0.39 14.15±0.41 0.32
Persistence (P) 4.73±0.24 5.02±0.26 0.64
Responsibility (SD1) 4.30±0.32 5.59±0.33 7.58
Purposefulness (SD2) 4.61±0.24 5.97±0.25 15.31*
Resourcefulness (SD3) 2.87±0.19 3.88±0.20 12.80*
Self-acceptance (SD4) 5.51±0.35 6.61±0.37 4.58
Congruent second nature (SD5) 8.44±0.30 9.09±0.32 2.07
Self-Directedness (SD) 25.75±1.06 31.15±1.12 12.23*
Acceptance (C1) 5.67±0.23 6.61±0.25 7.36
Empathy (C2) 4.36±0.22 4.61±0.23 0.56
Helpfulness (C3) 4.87±0.19 5.15±0.20 1.02
Compassion vs. revenge (C4) 6.89±0.37 7.36±0.39 0.74
Intergraded conscience (C5) 6.51±0.21 6.84±0.22 1.16
Cooperativeness (C) 28.32±0.89 30.59±0.94 3.05
Self-forgetfulness (ST1) 6.42±0.35 4.59±0.37 12.66*
Transpersonal identification (ST2) 5.10±0.32 3.77±0.33 8.10
Spiritual acceptance (ST3) 7.10±0.41 5.63±0.43 5.89
Self-Transcendence (ST) 18.63±0.89 14.00±0.94 12.66*
  1. *p < 0.0016.