Junior Temperament and ch‎aracter Inventory (JTCI) – Parent Version

1.         My child has less energy and gets tired more quickly than most children.
2.         My child can usually accept other kids as they are‚ even when they are different from him/her.
3.         My child loses his/her temper more easily than other children.
4.         My child doesn’t seem to understand the benefits of setting goals.
5.         My child usually tries to get even when someone hurts him/her.
6.         My child tries harder than other children in school (spends more time on homework‚ practicing sports or instrument‚ etc.)
7.         My child often needs naps or extra rest periods because he/she gets tired easily.
8.         Even when my child has plenty of money‚ he/she would rather save it than spend it on him/herself.
9.         My child wishes he/she were older and doesn’t accept his/her age.
10.      My child usually helps find solutions to problems so that everyone comes out ahead.
11.      My child likes to plan a lot even for ordinary things.
12.      When my child attempts something new‚ he/she usually feels very nervous.
13.      My child does just enough to get by even though he/she is capable of doing much better.
14.      My child wishes that he/she were smarter than everyone else.
15.      My child would even do nasty things if it meant being popular.
16.      My child believes that miracles happen.
17.      My child seems to be shy with new people.
18.      My child is satisfied with his/her accomplishments and has little desire to do better.
19.      My child sometimes feels he/she can predict the future.
20.      My child thinks about things a lot before making a decision.
21.      My child believes you don’t have to be dishonest in order to be successful.
22.      My child is very shy when meeting new peers.
23.      My child wishes that he/she were stronger than everybody else.
24.      My child believes in ESP.
25.      My child usually doesn’t share his/her feelings with others.
26.      My child prefers to make choices only after reviewing the options.
27.      My child is not afraid to try even the scariest ride at the amusement park.
28.      Please circle True.
29.      My child is sensitive to the feelings of others.
30.      My child seems to have spiritual connections with others.
31.      My child often waits for someone else to provide the solution to his/her problems.
32.      My child will not complete a task if it takes too long.
33.      My child usually follows the rules.
34.      My child worries more than others that bad things might happen.
35.      My child really likes to help others.
36.      My child wishes to be more powerful than other kids.
37.      My child prefers not ha‎ving any rules at all.
38.      I think my child recovers more slowly from illness and stress than other children.
39.      It wouldn’t bother my child to be alone all of the time.
40.      My child is bothered for a long time when he/she treats other children badly‚ even if they have been mean to him/her.
41.      My child wishes that he/she had special powers like Superman.
42.      My child is very bossy.
43.      My child feels relaxed about-meeting new people.
44.      My child is considerate of others‚ even those who have been mean to him/her in the past.
45.      My child believes that spiritual forces sometimes direct life.
46.      My child doesn’t know what to do when faced with a problem.
47.      My child usually checks with someone else before starting an activity.
48.      My child does not seem emotionally moved by sad songs or movies.
49.      My child is more energetic and tires less quickly than most children his/her age.
50.      My child likes to share with older children what he/she has learned.
51.      My child pushes him/herself to the limit when pursuing a goal.
52.      My child usually can solve most problems and puzzles.
53.      My child likes to save money rather than to spend it.
54.      My child seems to talk about personal things with his/her friends.
55.      My child needs a lot of pampering and reassurance when he/she is sick.
56.      My child understands that he/she can also learn from other kids.
57.      My child is responsible compared to other children.
58.      My child wants things to be done in a strict and orderly way.
59.      It takes longer for my child to get over being embarrassed.
60.      My child avoids even close people when upset.
61.      My child is good at keeping promises.
62.      Please circle FALSE.
63.      My child insists that other kids do things his/her way.
64.      My child daydreams all the time.
65.      It is easier for my child to do new and fun things when close people are with him/her.
66.      My child nearly always stays relaxed and carefree even when most other children are fearful or upset.
67.      My child does not seem emotionally moved by sad songs or movies.
68.      My child feels forced by circumstances or people to do things against his/her will.
69.      My child is respectful of other kids who are different from him/her.
70.      My child sometimes feels that sill living things are connected.
71.      My child makes decisions quickly because he/she doesn’t like to wait.
72.      My child does not blame other people or circumstances for his/her choices.
73.      My child worries in advance before trying new things.
74.      My child doesn’t seem to understand other kids’ feelings.
75.      My child will break rules if he/she can get away with it.
76.      My child is a perfectionist.
77.      My child doesn’t seem to understand the importance of setting goals.
78.      My child understands that everybody wins when people help each other.
79.      My child hardly ever daydreams.
80.      My child is often fearful of trying new things.
81.      My child doesn’t seem to understand why he/she should work to be better.
82.      My child treats everyone with kindness and respect no matter how unimportant or bad they are.
83.      My child really doesn’t like to be alone when upset.
84.      My child seems tense and nervous in unfamiliar situations.
85.      My child has trouble telling a lie even if it’s meant to spare someone else’s feelings.
86.      My child usually waits for other kids to take the lead when something has to be done.
87.      My child thinks he/she has ESP.
88.      My child bounces back easily from minor illnesses and stress.
89.      My child doesn’t like to be bothered by other children’s problems.
90.      My child seems emotionally moved by sad songs or movies.
91.      It seems like my child could play all day and night without resting.
92.      If a quick decision is needed‚ my child has more trouble than most children.
93.      My child usually chooses not to help other children.
94.      My child is very shy when meeting new adults.
95.      My child understands that practice helps him/her to be successful.
96.      I have lied a lot on this questionnaire.
97.      It seems that fairness and honesty have little role in some aspects of my child’s life. .
98.      My child is good at exaggerating or stretching the truth.
99.      My child is not at all shy with strangers.
100.   My child enjoys helping others even if they treat him/her badly.
101.   My child generally sets goals and follows them (attain new skills‚ good grades‚ meet new people).
102.   Then my child has to meet new people‚ he/she worries a lot ahead of time.
103.   Even when my child is aware of potential danger‚ he/she will still take risks.
104.   Because my child doesn’tch‎ar practice‚ he/she is not as successful as he/she could be.
105.   My child does not like to confide in anyone.
106.   My child seems to feel lucky.
107.   My child reports ha‎ving religious-like experiences.
108.   My child wishes that he/she were the best looking kid in the world.
 
Four temperament dimensions: Harm Avoidance‚ Novelty Seeking‚ Reward Dependence and Persistence; and three ch‎aracter dimensions: Self-directedness‚ Cooperativeness‚ and Self-transcendence
 
Novelty Seeking (.77); Harm Avoidance (.83); Reward Dependence (.62); Persistence ( .50); Self-directedness (.75); Cooperativeness (.78); Fantasy (.56); Spirituality (.44)
 
True‚ False
 
This instrument can be found at: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/35468014.pdf
 

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