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