Dickman Impulsivity Inventory (DII)

Dickman Impulsivity Inventory (DII)
Dickman; 1990
 
1) Often‚ I don't spend enough time thinking over a situation before I act
2) I try to avoid activities where you have to act without much time to think first.
3) I don't like to make decisions quickly‚ even simple decisions‚ such as choosing what to wear‚ or what to have for dinner
4) I enjoy working out problems slowly and carefully
5) I am good at taking advantage of unexpected opportunities‚ where you have to do something immediately or lose your chance
6) I would enjoy working at a job that required me to make a lot of split-second decisions
7) I often make up my mind without taking the time to consider the situation from all angles.
8) I have often missed out on opportunities because I couldn't make up my mind fast enough
9) I often say and do things without considering the consequences
10) I frequently make appointments without thinking about whether I will be able to keep them
11) I am uncomfortable when I have to make up my mind rapidly
12) I don't like to do things quickly‚ even when I am doing something that is not very difficult
13) I frequently buy things without thinking about whether or not I can really afford them
14) I'm good at careful reasoning
15) I like to take part in really fast-paced conversations‚ where you don't have much time to think before you speak
16) I like sports and games in which you have to choose your next move very quickly
17) Many times the plans I make don't work out because I haven't gone over them carefully enough in advance
18) I often get into trouble because I don't think before I act
19) Most of the time‚ I can put my thoughts into words very rapidly.
20) People have admired me because I can think quickly
21) I will often say whatever comes into my head without thinking first
22) Before making any important decision‚ I carefully weigh the pros and cons
23) I rarely get involved in projects without first considering the potential problems
Self Description Inventory
 
1. would travel a great deal if I had the chance.
2. I don't like to make decisions quickly‚ even simple decisions‚ such as choosing what to wear‚ or what to have for dinner.
3. I seldom tell lies.
4. I will often say whatever comes into my head without thinking first.
5. I have many hobbies.
6. I am good at taking advantage of unexpected opportunities‚ where you have to do something immediately or lose your chance.
7. I would rather read fiction than non-fiction.
8. I enjoy working out problems slowly and carefully.
9. I would not drive over the speed limit even if I knew I would not be caught.
10. I am uncomfortable when I have to make up my mind rapidly.
11. I consider myself a sympathetic person.
12. I frequently make appointments without thinking about whether I will be able to keep them.
13. I enjoy exercising.
14. I like to take part in really fast-paced conversations‚ where you don't have much time to think before you speak.
15. I like most of the people I meet.
16. I frequently buy things without thinking about whether or not I can really afford them.
17. I watch television about as much as most people do.
18. Most of the time‚ I can put my thoughts into words very rapidly.
19. I enjoy outdoor activities.
20. I often make up my mind without taking the time to consider the situation from all angles.
21. I have read more books than most of my friends.
22. I don't like to do things quickly‚ even when I am doing something that is not very difficult.
23. I am more alert than most people late at night.
24. Often‚ I don't spend enough time thinking over a situation before I act.
25. I like to read about scientific research.
26. I would enjoy working at a job that required me to make a lot of split second decisions.
27. Religion is very important in my life.
28. I often get into trouble because I don't think before I act.
29. I have more curiosity than most people.
30. I like sports and games in which you have to choose your next move very quickly.
31. I read the newspaper almost every day.
32. Many times the plans I make don't work out because I haven't gone over them carefully enough in advance.
33. I sometimes get depressed for no good reason.
34. People have admired me because I can think quickly.
35. I enjoy it when I get a chance to visit a city I've never seen before.
36. I rarely get involved in projects without first considering the potential problems.
37. I am easily embarrassed.
38. I have often missed out on opportunities because I couldn't make my mind up fast enough.
39. I am more alert than most people in the morning.
40. Before making any important decisions‚ I carefully weigh the pros and cons.
41. I make an effort to take care of my health.
42. I try to avoid activities where you have to act without much time to think first.
43. I generally go to bed at a later hour than most people do.
44. I am good at careful reasoning.
45. I think that I am more creative than most of my friends.
46. I often say and do things without considering the consequences.
 
Dysfunctional subscale as .85‚ and .74 for the Functional subscale 
 
 
True‚ False
 

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