Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II (CEI‐II)
1. I actively seek as much information as I can in new situations.
2. I am the type of person who really enjoys the uncertainty of everyday life.
3. I am at my best when doing something that is complex or challenging.
4. Everywhere I go‚ I am out looking for new things or experiences.
5. I view challenging situations as an opportunity to grow and learn.
6. I like to do things that are a little frightening.
7. I am always looking for experiences that challenge how I think about myself and the world.
8. I prefer jobs that are excitingly unpredictable.
9. I frequently seek out opportunities to challenge myself and grow as a person.
10.I am the kind of person who embraces unfamiliar people‚ events‚ and places.
Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI)
Kashdan et al (2004)
1. I would describe myself as someone who actively seeks as much information as I can in a new situation.
2. When I am participating in an activity‚ I tend to get so involved that I lose track of time.
3. I frequently find myself looking for new opportunities to grow as a person (e.g.‚
1. information‚ people‚ resources).
4. I am not the type of person who probes deeply into new situations or things.
5. When I am actively interested in something‚ it takes a great deal to interrupt me.
6. My friends would describe me as someone who is “extremely intense” when in the middle of doing something.
7. Everywhere I go‚ I am out looking for new things or experiences.
1=Very Slightly or Not At All‚ 2= A Little‚ 3= Moderately‚ 4= Quite a Bit‚ 5= Extremely
Stretching (Items 1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ and 9)‚ Embracing (items2‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8‚ and 10)
1= Strongly Disagree‚ 2= Disagree‚ 3= Somewhat Disagree‚ 4= Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ 5= Agree‚ 6= Somewhat Agree Strongly‚ 7= Agree
Item 4 is reverse scored.
Exploration subscale (items 1‚ 3‚ 4‚ and 7)‚ Absorption subscale (items 2‚ 5‚ 6)
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