Measure of Self-Consistency

List I (Positive)
Optimistic
Studious
Honest
Considerate
Reliable
Kind
Sincere
Friendly
Cautious
Independent
Practical
Happy
Sensitive
Tolerant
Idealistic
Adventurous
Intelligent
List II (Negative)
Impatient
Worrier
Self-conscious
Moody
Rebellious
Immature
Quick-tempered
Easily influenced
Lazy
Gullible
Envious
Often feel misunderstood
Disorganized
Guilt-ridden
Stubborn
Self-centered
Noisy
 
 
1. Choose those five traits from each of the two lists (positive and negative) which describe him most accurately.
2. List the 10 chosen traits down the side and across the bottom of a 10 X 10 matrix.
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3. Compare each trait with each of the others‚ and for each comparison indicate the degree of consistency on a four point scale (a zero rating to be given when the two traits are “generally compatible” and “don’t contradict each other‚ but go hand in hand” and a rating of three when the opposite is true‚ etc.).
 
 

Gergen‚ K. J.‚ & Morse‚ S. J. (1967). Self-consistency: Measurement and validation. Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association‚ 2‚ 207-208.

Robinson‚ John P.‚ Shaver‚ Phillip R. (1969). Measures of Political Attitudes. Institute for Social Research‚ University of Michigan/. Ann Arbor‚ Michigan.

Morse‚ S.‚ Gergen‚ K. (1970). Social comparison‚ self-consistency‚ and the concept of self. J. Person. Soc. Psychol. 16:148-56