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Table 6 Exemplar quotations of the word pair 'blaming/forgiving.'

From: Developing a patient-centered outcome measure for complementary and alternative medicine therapies II: Refining content validity through cognitive interviews

Blaming Cog21 Blaming is ... when you hang on to an event and think, "if only I could have changed it" ...and then you explain all subsequent failure with that event.
  Cog27 That you want to blame people for everything that happens. ... you want to find a scapegoat; you want to find a reason that that happened.
Forgiving Cog09 I allow myself to make mistakes, and when I do, I don't grind myself into the floor for it, and the same with other people.
  Cog13 Just being more merciful with myself and other people. Just letting things go, and not holding on to them. I feel like I am much more forgiving, actually.