Parental Specialist


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 live quite far away from my parents.
I have plenty of friends whom I see for fun - but whose friendship is not that ‘deep’.
I'm not that good at keeping in touch with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.
When I was growing up, I didn't think about having children very often.
I invest a lot of time into making my home look nice.
When I was growing up I didn't think about having a family and children all that much.
If I want to say something but feel it might embarrass someone I tend to keep quiet.
I talk to the family I grew up with quite a lot.
I don’t spend that much time with the family I grew up with.
I keep in contact with a lot of people.
I try hard to make sure that everyone feels comfortable during conversations.
I find social awkwardness excruciating.
I keep in good touch with family (close and distant relatives).
I've always been a bit daunted by the prospect of having children one day.
I don't see my parents all that often.
I spent a lot of my early life imagining having a family and children.
I see myself as calm, emotionally stable.
I see myself as open to new experiences, complex.
I see myself as reserved, quiet.
I love children.
I see myself as dependable, self-disciplined.
I see myself as critical, quarrelsome.
I see myself as extraverted, enthusiastic.
I'm keen not to talk too much during conversations.
I am willing to break social taboos during conversation.
I see myself as conventional, uncreative.
I see my parents quite a lot.
I have quite a large number of friends.
I don't see the point in saving money for the future: I'd rather spend it now and enjoy it now.
I'm not that close to the family I grew up with.
I spend quite a lot of time with the family I grew up with.
I probably interrupt people more than I should.
I would say that my political leanings are quite left wing
I see myself as anxious, easily upset.
I don't particularly gravitate towards left wing political ideals.
I see myself as sympathetic, warm.
I find children a bit annoying.
I'm very (emotionally) close to the family I grew up with.
I try to be very polite during conversation.
I think I'll be a good parent.
I prefer to save my money for the future than spend it now.
I live quite close to my parents.
I've always been really excited about the prospect of having children.
I don't keep in contact with that many people.
I can't be bothered having friends just to have fun with; a true friend should be there in your hour of need.
Making my house homely is not one of my highest priorities.
Sometimes I end up dominating the conversation.
I don’t talk to the family I grew up with that often.
I see myself as disorganised, careless.
I've always looked forward to having children.
I only have a small number of close friends.
I'm not sure that I'll cope with parenting very well.
I'm very close to my friends; I tend not to bother with loose acquaintances.