As you know, there are two factors of the negative symptoms: the first factor has been labeled “experience,” and it has to do with the conscious experience of not wanting to do anything, avoidance, anhedonia, asociality, etc. In a sense, the individual makes a conscious decision not to become more active, generally based on defeatist or asocial beliefs, such as “I don’t have the energy to do anything,” or “if I try something, I will only fail.”
In contrast, the expressive features appear to have more to do with the
As you know, these expressive symptoms can change; the individual becomes animated and shows expressiveness, etc., when actively participating in a group activity. So, we can say that socialization is an antidote to factor 2, but what beliefs represent the activators of these symptoms? For your interest, I am attaching a figure on the dysfunctional beliefs leading to negative symptoms. Let me know where you would place the expressiveness axis in this diagram.