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