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