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