Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding Version 6
Self-Deceptive Enhancement subscale
_____ 1. My first impressions of people usually turn out to be right.
_____ 2. It would be hard for me to break any of my bad habits.
_____ 3. I don’t care to know what other people really think of me.
_____ 4. I have not always been honest with myself.
_____ 5. I always know why I like things.
_____ 6. When my emotions are aroused‚ it biases my thinking.
_____ 7. Once I’ve made up my mind other people can seldom change my opinion.
_____ 8. I am not a safe driver when I exceed the speed limit.
_____ 9. I am fully in control of my own fate.
_____ 10. It’s hard for me to shut off a disturbing thought.
_____ 11. I never regret my decisions.
_____ 12. I sometimes lose out on things because I can’t make up my mind soon enough.
_____ 13. The reason I vote is because my vote can make a difference.
_____ 14. My parents were not always fair when they punished me.
_____ 15. I am a completely rational person.
_____ 16. I rarely appreciate criticism.
_____ 17. I am very confident of my judgments.
_____ 18. I have sometimes doubted my ability as a lover.
_____ 19. It’s all right with me if some people happen to dislike me.
_____ 20. I don’t always know the reasons why I do the things I do.
Impression Management subscale
_____ 21. I sometimes tell lies if I have to.
_____ 22. I never cover up my mistakes.
_____ 23. There have been occasions when I have taken advantage of someone.
_____ 24. I never swear.
_____ 25. I sometimes try to get even rather than forgive and forget.
_____ 26. I always obey laws‚ even if I’m unlikely to get caught.
_____ 27. I have said something bad about a friend behind his or her back.
_____ 28. When I hear people talking privately‚ I avoid listening.
_____ 29. I have received too much change from a salesperson without telling him or her.
_____ 30. I always declare everything at customs.
_____ 31. When I was young I sometimes stole things.
_____ 32. I have never dropped litter on the street.
_____ 33. I sometimes drive faster than the speed limit.
_____ 34. I never read sexy books or magazines.
_____ 35. I have done things that I don’t tell other people about.
_____ 36. I never take things that don’t belong to me.
_____ 37. I have taken sick-leave from work or school even though I wasn’t really sick.
_____ 38. I have never damaged a library book or store merchandise without reporting it.
_____ 39. I have some pretty awful habits.
_____ 40. I don’t gossip about other people’s business.
NOT TRUE = 1 ---- 2 ---- 3 ---- SOMEWHAT TRUE =4 ---- 5 ---- 6 ---- 7= VERY TRUE
Self-Deceptive Enhancement (SDE): Items 1 – 20
Reverse scored items: 2‚4‚6‚8‚10‚12‚14‚16‚18‚20.
Impression Management (IM): Items 21 – 40
Reverse scored items: 21‚23‚25‚27‚29‚31‚33‚35‚37‚39.
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