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