Ego-Control

Introduction

Here are a number of statements that may or may not apply to you. For each statement, select the response that best applies to you. Do not spend too long deliberating about your responses: if in doubt, choose the option that immediately seems most appropriate.

Disagree Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree a Little Agree a Little Agree Moderately Agree Strongly
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Disagree Strongly
2 - Disagree Moderatley
3 - Disagree a Little
4 - Agree a Little
5 - Agree Moderately
6 - Agree Strongly
Statement 1 2 3 4 5 6
I often get involved in things I later wish I could get out of.
I become impatient when I have to wait for something.
I often say and do things on the spur of the moment, without stopping to think.
I have never done anything dangerous for the fun of it.
I have sometimes stayed away from another person because I thought I might do or say something that I might regret afterwards.
My conduct is largely controlled by the customs of those about me.
I tend to buy things on impulse.
It is unusual for me to express strong approval or disapproval of the actions of others.
I do not let too many things get in the way of my work.
I find it hard to make small talk when I meet new people.
I can remember ‘‘playing sick’’ to get out of something.
At times I have very much wanted to leave home.
People consider me a spontaneous, devil-may-care person.
I finish one activity or project before starting another.
It makes me uncomfortable to put on a stunt at a party even when others are doing the same sort of thing.
On the whole, I am a cautious person.
I do not always tell the truth.
I have been known to do unusual things on a dare.
I like to stop and think things over before I do them.
I am steady and planful rather than unpredictable and impulsive.
When I get bored, I like to stir up some excitement.
At times I have worn myself out by undertaking too much.
I would like to be a journalist.
At times, I am tempted to do or say something that others would think inappropriate.
I consider a matter from every viewpoint before I make a decision.
I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did.
I am easily downed in an argument.
I like to flirt.
I would like to wear expensive clothes.
Some of my family have quick tempers.
Some of my family have habits that bother and annoy me very much.
My way of doing things can be misunderstood or bother others.
In a group of people I would not be embarrassed to be called on to start a discussion or give an opinion about something I know
Sometimes I rather enjoy going against the rules and doing things I am not supposed to.
I am against giving money to beggars.
I don’t like to start a project until I know exactly how to proceed.
I keep out of trouble at all costs.