Personality Assessment

S.No.OptionDescription
1aI have been romantic and imaginative
 bI have been pragmatic and down to earth
   
2aI have tended to take on confrontation
 bI have tended to avoid confrontation
   
3aI have typically been diplomatic, charming and ambitious
 bI have typically been direct, formal and idealistic
   
4aI have tended to be focused and intense
 bI have tended to be spontaneous and fun-loving
   
5aI have been a hospitable person and have enjoyed welcoming new friends into my life
 bI have been a private person and have not mixed much with others
   
6aGenerally, it’s been easy to provoke me
 bGenerally, it’s been difficult to provoke me
   
7aI have been more of a “street-smart” survivor
 bI have been more of a “high-minded” idealist
   
8aI have needed to show affection to people
 bI have preferred to maintain a certain distance with people
   
9aWhen presented with a new experience, I have usually asked myself if it would be useful to me
 bWhen presented with a new experience, I have usually asked myself if it would be enjoyable
   
10aI have tended to focus too much on myself
 bI have tended to focus too much on others
   
11aOthers have depended on my insight and knowledge
 bOthers have depended on my strength and decisiveness
   
12aI have come across as being too unsure of myself
 bI have come across as being too sure of myself
   
13aI have been more relationship-oriented than goal-oriented
 bI have been more goal-oriented than relationship-oriented
   
14aI have not been able to speak up for myself very well
 bI have been outspoken – I have said what others wish they had the nerve to say
   
15aIt’s been difficult for me to stop considering alternatives and do something definite
 bIt’s been difficult for me to take it easy and be flexible
   
16aI have tended to be hesitant and procastinating
 bI have tended to be bold and domineering
   
17aMy reluctance to get too involved has gotten me in trouble with people
 bMy eagerness to have people depend on me has gotten me in trouble with them
   
18aUsually, I have been able to put my feelings aside to get the job done
 bUsually, I have needed to work through my feelings before I could act
   
19aGenerally, I have been methodical and cautious
 bGenerally, I have been adventurous and takeen risks
   
20aI have tended to be a supportive, giving person who enjoys the company of others
 bI have tended to be a serious, reserved person who likes discussing issues
   
21aI have often felt the need to be a “pillar of strength”
 bI have often felt the need to perform perfectly
   
22aI have typically been interested in asking the tough questions and maintaining my indipendence
 bI have typically been interested in maintaining my stability and peace of mind
   
23aI have been a bit cynical and skeptical
 bI have been a bit mushy and sentimental
   
24aI have often worried that I’m missing out on something better
 bI have often worried that if I let down my guard, someone will take advantage of me
   
25aMy habit of being “stand-offish” has annoyed people
 bMy habit of telling people what to do has annoyed people
   
26aUsually, when troubles have gotten to me, I have been able to “tune them out”
 bUsually, when troubles have gotten to me, I have treated myself to something I’ve enjoyed
   
27aI have depended on my friends and they know that they can depend on me
 bI have not depended on people I have done things on my own
   
28aI have tended to be detached and preoccupied
 bI have tended to be moody and self-absorbed
   
29aI have liked to challenge people and “shake them up”
 bI have liked to comfort people and calm them down
   
30aI have generally been an outgoing, sociable person
 bI have generally been an earnest, self-disciplined person
   
31aI have usually been shy about showing my abilities
 bI have usually liked to let people know what I can do well
   
32aPursuing my personal interests has been more important to me than having comfort and security
 bHaving comfort and security has been more important to me than pursuing my personal interests
   
33aWhen I have had conflicts with others, I have tended to withdraw
 bWhen I have had conflicts with others, I have rarely backed down
   
34aI have given in too easily and let others push me around
 bI have been too uncompromising and demanding with others
   
35aI have been appreciated for my unsinkable spirit and resourcefulness
 bI have been appreciated for my deep caring and personal warmth
   
36aI have wanted to make a favorable impression on others
 bI have cared little about making a favorable impression on others
   
37aI have depended on my perseverance and common sense
 bI have depended on my imagination and moments of inspiration
   
38aBasically, I have been easygoing and agreeable
 bBasically, I have been hard-driving and assertive
   
39aI have worked hard to be accepted and well-liked
 bBeing accepted and well-liked has not been a priority for me
   
40aIn reaction to pressure from others, I have become more withdrawn
 bIn reaction to pressure from others, I have become more assertive
   
41aPeople have been interested in me because I have been outgoing, engaging, and interested in them
 bPeople have been interested in me because I’m quiet, unusual, and deep
   
42aDuty and responsibility have been important values for me
 bHarmony and acceptance have been important values for me
   
43aI have tried to motivate people by making big plans and big promises
 bI have tried to motivate people by pointing out the consequences of not following my advice
   
44aI have seldom been emotionally demonstrative
 bI have often been emotionally demonstrative
   
45aDealing with details has not been one of my strong suits
 bI have excelled at dealing with details
   
46aI have often emphasized how different I am from most people, especially my family
 bI have often emphasized how much I have in common with people, especially my family
   
47aWhen situations have gotten heated, I have tended to stay on the sidelines
 bWhen situations have gotten heated, I have tended to get right in the middle of things
   
48aI have stood by my friends, even when they have been wrong
 bI have not wanted to compromise what is right, even for friendship
   
49aI have been a well-meaning supporter
 bI have been a highly-motivated go-getter
   
50aWhen troubled, I have tended to brood about my problems
 bWhen troubled, I have tended to find distractions for myself
   
51aGenerally, I have had strong conviction and a sense of how things should be
 bGenerally, I have had serious doubts and have questioned how things seemed to be
   
52aI have created problems with others by being pessimistic and complaining
 bI have created problems with others by being bossy and controlling
   
53aI have tended to act on my feelings and let the “chips fall where they may”
 bI have not tended to act on my feelings let they stir up more problems
   
54aBeing the center of attention has usually felt natural to me
 bBeing the center of attention has usually felt strange to me
   
55aI have been careful, and tried to prepare for unforeseen problems
 bI have been spontaneous, and have preferred to improvise as problems come up
   
56aI have gotten angry when others have not shown enough appreciation for what I have done for them
 bI have gotten angry when others have not listened to what I have told them
   
57aBeing independent and self-reliant has been important to me
 bBeing valued and admired has been important to me
   
58aWhen I have debated with friends, I have tended to press my arguments forcefully
 bWhen I have debated with friends, I have tended to let things go to prevent hard feelings
   
59aI have often been possessive of loved ones – I have had trouble letting them be
 bI have often “tested” loved ones to see if they were really there for me
   
60aOrganizing resources and making things happen has been one of my major strengths
 bComing up with new ideas and getting people excited about them has been one of my major strengths
   
61aI have tended to be driven and very hard on myself
 bI have tended to be too emotional and rather undisciplined
   
62aI have tried to keep my life fast-paced, intense and exciting
 bI have tried to keep my life regular, stable, and peaceful
   
63aI have felt uncomfortable leaving past commitments, so I have had difficulty making major life-changes
 bI have felt uncomfortable making long-term commitments, so I have made major life-changes fairly easily
   
64aI have generally tended to dwell on my feelings and to hold onto them for a while
 bI generally have tended to minimize my feelings and not pay very much attention to them
   
65aI have provided many people with attention and nurturance
 bI have provided many people with direction and motivation
   
66aI have been a bit serious and strict with myself
 bI have been a bit free-wheeling and permissive with myself
   
67aI have been self-assertive and driven to excel
 bI have been modest and happy to go at my own pace
   
68aI have been proud of my clarity and objectivity
 bI have been proud of my reliability and commitment
   
69aI have spent a lot of time looking inward – understanding my feelings has been important to me
 bI have not spent much time looking inward – getting things done has been important to me
   
70aGenerally, I have thought of myself as a sunny, casual person
 bGenerally, I have thought of myself as a serious, dignified person
   
71aI have had an agile mind and boundless energy
 bI have had a caring heart and deep dedication
   
72aI have pursued activities that had a substantial potential for reward and personal recognition
 bI have been willing to give up reward and personal recognition if it meant doing work I was really interested in
   
73aFulfilling social obligations has seldom been high on my agenda
 bI have usually taken my social obligations very seriously
   
74aIn most situations, I have preferred to take the lead
 bIn most situations, I have preferred to let someone else take the lead
   
75aOver the years, my values and lifestyle have changed several times
 bOver the years, my values and lifestyle have stayed fairly consistent
   
76aTypically, I have not had much self-discipline
 bTypically, I have not had much connection with people
   
77aI have often felt too emotionally vulnerable to be around others
 bI have often felt that my sacrifices have been taken for granted
   
78aI have a tendency to think of worst-case scenarios
 bI have a tendency to think that everything will work out for the best
   
79aPeople have trusted me because I am confident and can look out for them
 bPeople have trusted me because I am fair and do what is right
   
80aOften, I have been so involved in my own projects that I have become isolated from others
 bOften, I have been so involved with others that I have neglected my own projects
   
81aWhen meeting someone new, I have usually been poised and self-contained
 bWhen meeting someone new, I have usually been chatty and entertaining
   
82aGenerally speaking, I have tended to be pessimistic
 bGenerally speaking, I have tended to be optimistic
   
83aI have preferred to inhabit my own little world
 bI have preferred to let the world know I am here
   
84aI have often been troubled by nervousness, insecurity, and doubt
 bI have often been troubled by anger, perfectionism, and impatience
   
85aI realize that I have often been too personal and intimate
 bI realize that I have often been to cool and aloof
   
86aI have lost out because I have not felt up to taking opportunities
 bI have lost out because I have pursued too many possibilities
   
87aI have tended to take a long time to get into action
 bI have tended to get into action too quickly
   
88aI usually have had difficulty making decisions
 bI seldom have had difficulty making decisions
   
89aI have a tendency to come on a little too strong with people
 bI have a tendency not to assert myself enough with people
   
90aGenerally, I have gone out of my way to meet people and make connections
 bGenerally, I have not gone out of my way to meet people and make connections
   
91aWhen I have been unsure of what to do, I have often sought the advice of others
 bWhen I have been unsure of what to do, I have often tried different things to see what works best for me
   
92aI have worried that I would be left out of other’s activities
 bI have worried that other’s activities would distract me from what I need to do
   
93aTypically, when I have gotten angry, I have told people off
 bTypically, when I have gotten angry, I have become distant
   
94aI have tended to have trouble falling asleep
 bI have tended to fall asleep easily
   
95aI have often tried to figure out how I could get closer to others
 bI have often tried to figure out what others want from me
   
96aI have usually been measured, straight-talking, and deliberate
 bI have usually been excitable, fast-talking, and witty
   
97aOften, I have not spoken up when I have seen others making a mistake
 bOften, I have helped others see that they are making a mistake
   
98aDuring most of my life, I have been stormy person who has had many volatile feelings
 bDuring most of my life, I have been a steady person in whom “still waters run deep”
   
99aWhen I have disliked people, I have usually tried hard to stay cordial – despite my feelings
 bWhen I have disliked people, I have usually let them know – one way or another
   
100aMuch of my difficulty with people has come from my touchiness and taking everything too personally
 bMuch of my difficulty with people has come from my not caring about social convention
   
101aMy approach has been to jump in and rescue people
 bMy approach has been to show people how to help themselves
   
102aGenerally, I have enjoyed “letting go” and pushing the limits
 bGenerally, I have not enjoyed losing control of myself very much
   
103aI have been overly concerned with doing better than others
 bI have been overly concerned with making things okay for others
   
104aMy thoughts have generally been speculative – involving my imagination and curiosity
 bMy thoughts have generally been practical – just trying to keep things going
   
105aOne of my main assets has been my ability to take charge of situation
 bOne of my main assets has been my ability to describe internal states
   
106aI have pushed to get things done correctly, even if it made people uncomfortable
 bI have not liked feeling pressured, so I have not liked pressuring anyone else
   
107aI have often taken pride in how important I am in other’s lives
 bI have often taken pride in my gusto and openness to new experiences
   
108aI have perceived that I have come across to others as presentable, even admirable
 bI have perceived that I come across to others as unusual, even odd
   
109aI have mostly done what I had to do
 bI have mostly done what I wanted to do
   
110aI have usually enjoyed high-pressure, even difficult, situation
 bI have usually disliked being in high-pressure, even difficult, situation
   
111aI have been proud of my ability to be flexible – what’s appropriate or important often changes
 bI have been proud of my ability to take stand – I have been firm about what I believe in
   
112aMy style has leaned towards spareness and austerity
 bMy style has leaned toward excess and over-doing things
   
113aMy own health and well-being have suffered because of my strong desire to help others
 bMy relationships have suffered because of my strong desired to attend to personal needs
   
114aGenerally speaking, I have been too open and naive
 bGenerally speaking, I have been too wary and guarded
   
115aI have sometimes put people off by being too aggressive
 bI have sometimes put people off by being too “up tight”
   
116aBeing of service and attending to the needs of others has been a priority for me
 bFinding alternative ways of seeing and doing things has been a priority for me
   
117aTypically, I have been even-tempered
 bTypically, I have strong changes of mood
   
118aI have frequently been drawn to situation that stir up deep, intense emotion
 bI have frequently been drawn to situation that make me feel calm and at ease
   
119aI have cared less about practical results than about pursuing my interests
 bI have been practical and have expected my work to have concrete results
   
120aI have had a deep need to belong
 bI have had a deep need to feel balanced
   
121aIn the past, I have probably insisted in too much closeness in my friendships
 bIn the past, I have probably kept too much distance in my friendships
   
122aI have had a tendency to keep thinking about things from my past
 bI have had a tendency to keep anticipating things I’m going to do
   
123aI have tended to see people as intrusive and demanding
 bI have tended to see people as disorganized and irresponsible
   
124aGenerally, I have not had much confidence in myself
 bGenerally, I have had confidence in only myself
   
125aI have probably been too passive and uninvolved
 bI have probably been to manipulative and controlling
   
126aI have frequently been stopped in my tracks by my self-doubt
 bI have rarely let self-doubt stand in my way
   
127aGiven the choice between something familiar and something new, I have usually chosen something new
 bI have generally chosen things I like, why be disappointed by something new I might not like?
   
128aI have given a lot of physical contact to reassure others about how I feel about them
 bI have generally felt that real love does not depend on physical contact
   
129aWhen I have needed to confront someone, I have often been too harsh and direct
 bWhen I have needed to confront someone, I have often “beaten around the bush” too much
   
130aI have been attracted to subjects that others would probably find disturbing, even frightening
 bI have preferred to spend my time on subjects that are not disturbing or frightening
   
131aI have gotten into trouble with people by being too intrusive and interfering
 bI have gotten into trouble with people by being too evasive and uncommunicative
   
132aI have worried that I don’t have the resources to fulfill the responsibilities I have taken on
 bI have worried that I don’t have the self-discipline to focus on what will really fulfill me
   
133aGenerally, I have been a highly intuitive, individualistic person
 bGenerally, I have been a highly organized, responsible person
   
134aOvercoming inertia has been one of my main problems
 bBeing unable to slow down has been one of my main problems
   
135aWhen I have felt insecure, I have reacted by becoming arrogant and dismissive
 bWhen I have felt insecure, I have reacted by becoming argumentative and defensive
   
136aI have generally been open-minded and willing to try new approaches
 bI have generally been self-revealing and willing to share my feelings with others
   
137aI have presented myself to others as tougher than I really am
 bI have presented myself to others as more caring than I really am
   
138aI usually have followed my conscience and reason
 bI usually have followed my feelings and impulses
   
139aSerious adversity has made me feel hardened and resolute
 bSerious adversity has made me feel discouraged and resigned
   
140aI usually have made sure that I have had some sort of “safety net” to fall back in to
 bI usually have chosen to live on the edge and to depend on as little as possible
   
141aI have had to be strong for others, so I haven’t had time to deal with my own feelings and fears
 bI have had difficulty coping with my own feelings and fears, so it’s been difficult to be strong for others
   
142aI have often wondered why people focus on the negative when there’s so much that’s wonderful about life
 bI have often wondered why people are so happy when so much in life is messed up
   
143aI have tried hard not to be seen as a selfish person
 bI have tried hard not to be seen as a boring person
   
144aI have avoided intimacy when I feared I would be overwhelmed by people’s needs and demands
 bI have avoided intimacy when I feared I would not be able to live up to people’s expectations of me