TRIM Forgiveness Inventory
Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivations Scale (TRIM-12)
MaCullough et al.‚ 1998
____ I’ll make him/her pay.
____ I wish that something bad would happen to him/her.
____ I want him/her to get what he/she deserves.
____ I’m going to get even.
____ I want to see him/her hurt and miserable.
____ I keep as much distance between us as possible.
____ I live as if he/she doesn’t exist isn’t around.
____ I don’t trust him/her.
____ I find it difficult to act warmly toward him/her.
____ I avoid him/her.
____ I cut off the relationship with him/her.
____ I withdrew from him/her
I’ll make him/her pay.
I am trying to keep as much distance between us as possible.
Even though his/her actions hurt me‚ I have goodwill for him/her.
I wish that something bad would happen to him/her.
I am living as if he/she doesn’t exist‚ isn’t around.
I want us to bury the hatchet and move forward with our relationship.
I don’t trust him/her.
Despite what he/she did‚ I want us to have a positive relationship again.
I want him/her to get what he/she deserves.
I am finding it difficult to act warmly toward him/her.
I am avoiding him/her.
Although he/she hurt me‚ I am putting the hurts aside so we could resume our relationship.
I’m going to get even.
I forgive him/her for what he/she did to me.
I cut off the relationship with him/her.
I have released my anger so I can work on restoring our relationship to health.
I want to see him/her hurt and miserable.
I withdraw from him/her.
a = Strongly Disagree‚ b = Disagree‚ c = Neutral‚ d = Agree‚ e = Strongly Agree
Avoidance Motivation: 2‚ 4‚ 5‚ 7‚ 8‚ and 12
Revenge Motivation: 1‚ 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ and 11
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