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