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