It seems that the Personal Development Framework is offered as a value-free instrument of self-reflection. I would suggest however that the PD Framework has an underlying if understated philosophical stance. It would seem to me that this is premised on a positivist view of knowledge. Meaning that knowledge is viewed as objective, real and in some way corresponds to a definitive reality. Furthermore, it would seem that there is a resistance to recalibrate the framework to accommodate concerns of librarians about the terminology used. I would understand this resistance to enable an estimation of the value of the framework as a reflective instrument. For this purpose the instrument requires stability.