The model is now considerably simpler. It consists of the following three dimensional components: a rating of levels of personality functioning, ratings of personality types, and independent ratings of personality trait domains and facets (i.e., disassociated from the types pending further research, as suggested by Shedler et al.). These three components are combined to yield criterion A (mild or greater impairment in personality functioning) and criterion B (either a good or very good match to a type or an extreme rating on one of the six trait domains) of the revised general criteria for a personality disorder. The model is flexible and focuses attention on personality psychopathology with increasing degrees of specificity, depending on a clinician's available time, information, and expertise. Thus, the level rating helps a clinician to determine whether or not a patient has a personality-related problem and, if so, how severe it is. The type rating allows for the characterization of personality problems according to broad descriptions. The trait ratings enable further description of the heterogeneity of any type by a patient-specific trait profile, if desired, and also describe patients who do not have a good match to any of the proposed types ("personality disorder trait-specified," formerly known as personality disorder not otherwise specified).