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1. I've been
romantic and imaginative.
pragmatic and down to
2. I have tended to
take on confrontations.
3. I have typically been
direct, formal, and idealistic.
4. I have tended to be
focused and intense.
spontaneous and fun-loving.
5. I have been a
hospitable person and
have enjoyed welcoming new friends into my life.
private person and have not mixed
much with others.
6. It's been
difficult for me to relax and stop worrying about potential problems.
difficult for me to get myself worked up about potential problems.
7. I've been more of a
8. I have
needed to show affection to people.
preferred to maintain a certain
distance with people.
9. When presented with a new experience, I've usually asked
myself if it would be
useful to me.
10. I have tended to focus too much on
11. Others have depended on my
insight and knowledge.
strength and decisiveness.
12. I have come across as being too
unsure of myself.
sure of myself.
13. I have been more
14. I have
not been able to speak up for myself
been outspoken—I've said what others
wished they had the nerve to say.
15. It's been difficult for me to
stop considering alternatives and do
take it easy and be more flexible.
16. I have tended to be
bold and domineering.
reluctance to get too involved has
gotten me into trouble with people.
eagerness to have people depend on me
has gotten me into trouble with them.
18. Usually, I have
been able to put my
feelings aside to get the job done.
needed to work through my feelings
before I could act.
19. Generally, I have been
adventurous and taken risks.
20. I have tended to be a
person who enjoys the company of others.
serious, reserved person who likes
21. I've often felt the need to
be a "pillar of
22. I've typically been interested in
asking tough questions and
maintaining my independence.
maintaining my stability and peace of
23. I've been
a bit cynical and skeptical.
mushy and sentimental.
24. I've often worried that
I'm missing out on
if I let down my guard, someone will
take advantage of me.
25. My habit of
has annoyed people.
telling people what to do has annoyed
26. I have tended
to get anxious if there was too much excitement and stimulation.
to get anxious if there wasn't enough excitement and stimulation.
27. I have
depended upon my friends and they
have known that they can depend on me.
not depended on people; I have done
things on my own.
28. I have tended to be
moody and self-absorbed.
29. I have liked to
challenge people and
"shake them up."
comfort people and calm them down.
30. I have generally been an
earnest, self-disciplined person.
31. I've wanted to
"fit in" with others—I get uncomfortable when I stand out too much.
stand out from others—I get uncomfortable when I don't distinguish myself.
Pursuing my personal interests has
been more important to me than having comfort and security.
Having comfort and security has been
more important to me than pursuing my personal interests.
33. When I've had conflict with others, I've
tended to withdraw.
rarely backed down.
34. I have
given in too easily and let others
push me around.
been too uncompromising and demanding
35. I've been appreciated for my
unsinkable spirit and resourcefulness.
deep caring and personal warmth.
36. Much of my success has been
due to my talent for
making a favorable impression.
achieved despite my lack of interest
in developing "interpersonal skills."