The Pictured Feelings Instrument (PFI) is an assessment used to identify and communicate feelings through a nonverbal vocabulary, for use with people aged between 5-65 years.
The nonverbal format helps overcome communication boundaries of culture, education, age and abilities.
The Pictured Feeling Instrument Cards present standardised simple line drawings of facial and bodily expressions of specific feelings (each on its own card). There are 26 cards in total.
The Cards are used in conjunction with the Manual and the Interview Forms found in the Manual (Appendix 1). There are seven PFI interview forms to use with the images for clinical, research education or general interview use (most forms can be interview or self-administered).
Forms 1 and 2 are used for naming the feelings presented on the cards, whereas Forms 3-7 relate to what the people are feeling.