Introversion Scale

Richmond & McCroskey‚ 1998
1.    Are you inclined to keep in the background on social occasions?
2.    Do you like to mix socially with people?
3.    Do you sometimes feel happy‚ sometimes depressed‚ without any apparent reason?
4.    Are you inclined to limit your acquaintances to a se‎lect few?
5.    Do you like to have many social engagements?
6.    Do you have frequent ups and downs in mood‚ either with or without apparent cause?
7.    Would you rate yourself as a happy-go-lucky individual?
8.    Can you usually let yourself go and have a good time at a party?
9.    Are you inclined to be moody?
10.Would you be very unhappy if you were prevented from making numerous social contacts?
11.Do you usually take the initiative in making new friends?
12.Does your mind often wander while you are trying to concentrate?
13.Do you like to play pranks upon others?
14.Are you usually a "good mixer?"
15.Are you sometimes bubbling over with energy and sometimes very sluggish?
16.Do you often "have the time of your life" at social affairs?
17.Are you frequently "lost in thought" even when you should be taking part in a conversation?
18.Do you derive more satisfaction from social activities than from anything else?
Drawn from items recommended by:
Items 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ 12‚ 15‚ and 17 are not scored. They are items recommended by Eysenck for measuring neuroticism.
Strongly Disagree = 1; Disagree 2; are undecided =3; Agree = 4; Strongly Agree = 5
Scoring: To determine your score on the Introversion Scale‚ complete the following steps:
Step 1. Add scores for items 1 & 4
Step 2. Add the scores for items 2‚ 5‚ 7‚ 8‚ 10‚ 11‚ 13‚ 14‚ 16‚ & 18
Step 3. Complete the following formula:
Introversion = 12 - Total from Step 1 + Total from Step 2
Your score should be between 12 and 60. If you compute a score outside that range‚ you have made a mistake in computing the score. Note: Items 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ 12‚ 15‚ and 17 are not used in computing your introversion scale.
Individuals scoring above 48 are highly introverted; those scoring below 24 have low introversion (are extraverted). Those scoring between 24 and 48 are in the moderate range.

Richmond‚ V. P.‚ & McCroskey‚ J. C. (1998). Communication apprehension‚ avoidance and effectiveness b (5th Ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Drawn from items recommended by:

Eysenck‚ H. J. (1970). Readings in extraversion-introversion: Volume I. New York: Wiley-Interscience.

Eysenck‚ H. J. (1971). Readings in extraversion-introversion: Volume II. New York: Wiley-Interscience.