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 keep out of trouble at all costs.
At times, I am tempted to do or say something that others would think inappropriate.
I am easily downed in an argument.
I don’t like to start a project until I know exactly how to proceed.
I like to flirt.
I do not always tell the truth.
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 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.
My way of doing things can be misunderstood or bother others.
When I get bored, I like to stir up some excitement.
I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did.
I am against giving money to beggars.
Some of my family have habits that bother and annoy me very much.
I tend to buy things on impulse.
At times I have worn myself out by undertaking too much.
I find it hard to make small talk when I meet new people.
I consider a matter from every viewpoint before I make a decision.
I am steady and planful rather than unpredictable and impulsive.
I can remember ‘‘playing sick’’ to get out of something.
I have been known to do unusual things on a dare.
I do not let too many things get in the way of my work.
I finish one activity or project before starting another.
I would like to wear expensive clothes.
I often say and do things on the spur of the moment, without stopping to think.
My conduct is largely controlled by the customs of those about me.
People consider me a spontaneous, devil-may-care person.
At times I have very much wanted to leave home.
On the whole, I am a cautious person.
I like to stop and think things over before I do them.
I would like to be a journalist.
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.
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 often get involved in things I later wish I could get out of.
Some of my family have quick tempers.