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