Inventory of the Self-Concepts

Where you presently picture yourself?
Self-confident __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Lack self-confidence
Critical of others __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Tolerant of others
Skillful with others __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Awkward with others
Reserved __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Talkative
Value myself high __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Value myself low
Participant __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Non-participant
Authoritarian __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Democratic
Competent __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Incompetent
Non-aggressive __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Aggressive
Honest __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Dishonest
Active __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Passive
Likeable __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Not likeable
Competitive __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Cooperative
Insightful about myself __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Lack insight about myself
Follower __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Leader
Timid __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Bold
Moral __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Immoral
Individualist __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Conformist
Hostile __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Affectionate
Tense __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Relaxed
Unfair __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Fair
Unintelligent __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Intelligent
Liberal __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Conservative
Friendly __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Unfriendly
Independent __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Dependent
How you evaluate your present picture of yourself
1.    Sensitive to others __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Insensitive to others
2.    Self-confident __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Lack self-confidence
3.    Critical of others __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Tolerant of others
4.    Skillful with others __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Awkward with others
5.    Reserved __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Talkative
6.    Value myself high __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Value myself low
7.    Participant __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Non-participant
8.    Authoritarian __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Democratic
9.    Competent __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Incompetent
10.Non-aggressive __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Aggressive
11.Honest __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Dishonest
12.Active __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Passive
13.Likeable __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Not likeable
14.Competitive __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Cooperative
15.Insightful about myself __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Lack insight about myself
16.Follower __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Leader
17.Timid __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Bold
18.Moral __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Immoral
19.Individualist __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Conformist
20.Hostile __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Affectionate
21.Tense __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Relaxed
22.Unfair __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Fair
23.Unintelligent __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Intelligent
24.Liberal __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Conservative
25.Friendly __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Unfriendly
26.Independent __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Dependent
in‎sert your own three ch‎aracteristics of yourself here
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Place each item number on one of the lines below.
ITEM NUMBER           IMPORTANCE FOR TOTAL SELF EVALUATION
__ __ __ __ __ __10- Extremely important to my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __9- Very important to my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __8- Quite important to .my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __7- Moderately Important to my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __6- Somewhat important to my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __5- No strong feelings either way
__ __ __ __ __ __4- Somewhat unimportant to my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __3- Moderately unimportant to my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __2- Quite unimportant to my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __1- Very unimportant to my total self-evaluation
__ __ __ __ __ __0- Extremely unimportant to my total self-evaluation
Your total picture of yourself
High __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Low
  Experimental‚ Control
Aspired self-identity (.62‚ .84)
self-identity (.61‚ .82)
Importance (“coreness”) (.55‚ .78)
Self-evaluation ‚ discrepancy measure (.47‚ .75)
 
 
 

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