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