What do ‘Specificity’ and ‘Intensity’ mean?

Specificity refers to the particular characteristics of a body sensation, commonly known as “the four elements” in ancient terminology. In the MISS, Mass represents the Earth element, Temp (temperature) represents the Fire element, Motion represents the Air element, and Fluidity (also known as solidity) represents the Water element. Therefore, the Specificity scales indicate which “elements” are predominantly activated in the body.

On the other hand, Intensity measures how intense these specific sensations are. It also serves as a measure of distress, as more intense unpleasant sensations can be more distressing.

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