Pensacola Z Scale
A) You are too friendly for your own good.
B) Your opinions are often incorrect.
A) Taking advantage of a person sexually makes you feel bad.
B) You have no scruples in sex.
A) You are anxious.
B) You are conceited.
A) To you life is a jungle.
B) To you life is a bowl of cherries.
A) You day-dream politically.
B) You don't formulate opinions about issues over which you have no control.
A) In political activities you confine your efforts to group action.
B) In political activities you frequently indulge in individual endeavor.
A) You like a tightly organized group. B) You like a loosely organized group.
A) You haven't made any mistakes in your life.
B) You can't get the mistakes you have made out of your mind.
A) There are some people you could never feel for.
B) Sometimes you feel a real compassion for everyone.
A) You like instructions to be specific.
B) You like instructions to be general.
A) You are sexually appealing.
B) You are faithful.
A) You are responsible for most of your troubles.
B) You sometimes get confused without any reason.
A) You frequently laugh at yourself.
B) You don't like your favorite habits ridiculed.
A) You frequently get away with murder.
B) People often blame you for things you didn't do.
A) You are not attracted to prudish people.
B) You are not attracted to unkempt people.
A) You want badly to "belong."
B) You don't care whether you "belong" or not.
A) You like a clean‚ neat house.
B) You like good food.
A) You can never forget that love is more than just sex.
B) You can take pleasure in sex as sex.
A) You are always on the lookout for new ways of attacking a problem.
B) In general‚ you find the tried-and-true methods work best.
A) You are rebellious.
B) You like discipline.
A) You don't like to gamble on getting a good break.
B) You usually figure on getting a good break.
A) You get more credit than you deserve.
B) You get less credit than you deserve.
A) You get into scrapes you didn't start.
B) When you get into trouble it is almost always your fault.
A) Most everybody lets you know directly what they think of you.
B) Some people are secretly trying to get the better of you.
A) You positively like to be different from your immediate associates.
B) Being different from your immediate associates makes you uncomfortable.
A) People are either your friends or your enemies.
B) People are rarely either real friends or real enemies.
A) Your hardest battles are with other people rather than with yourself.
B) You are cocky.
A) You could like anyone if you tried.
B) There are some people you know you could never like.
A) You are forgetful.
B) You have a meticulous memory.
A) There are some people you would like to tell off.
B) You are occasionally taken in.
A) People criticize you unjustly.
B) People give you more breaks than you deserve.
A) You are charming.
B) You are firm and resolute.
A) Disappointments affect you so little that you seldom think about them twice.
B) Your daydreams are often about things that can never come true.
A) You would like to counsel a friend on his personal problem.
B) You would like to give first aid to a friend.
A) You collect things.
B) You lose things.
A) You like haphazard living.
B) You like routine.
A) Stuffed-shirts amuse you.
B) Stuffed-shirts get under your skin.
A) You keep calm in an emergency.
B) You can obey orders.
A) You are difficult to please.
B) You like to do favors.
A) You are aware of dripping water in the kitchen.
B) You are not observant.
A) You don't mind a coward.
B) You can't stand a coward.
A) You just can't stay mad even when you think you should.
B) There are some people you would like to take apart.
A) You admire spontaneity in people.
B) You admire efficiency in people.
A) You don't particularly like to march.
B) You like to march with a group you feel proud to belong to.
A) You need someone in whom you can confide completely.
B) You are selfish.
A) You play fair.
A) 8) You are an individualist.
A) There are some magazines to which you particularly turn for the substantiation of your political ideas.
B) Your political ideas tend to be peculiar to yourself.
A) You can't help feeling antagonistic to people who hold important opinions radically different from yours.
B) You like a lot of people who disagree with you violently on important issues.
A) Your interest in general principles occasionally gets you up in the clouds.
B) You are a sticker for precision.
A) You have felt so sorry for someone you have cried.
B) You have gotten so mad you cried.
A) Yours is a quick and ready sympathy.
B) You are stern.
A) You are independent.
B) You are loyal.
A) You are talkative.
B) Often you're sure you've forgotten something important.
A) You would be happier if you felt more secure.
B) You would be happier if you were less gullible.
A) You never change your basic beliefs.
B) All your beliefs are open to debate.
B) You have ethical standards which you follow.
A) You are very proud of your membership in some groups.
B) You don't go for groups.
A) You are indifferent to most people.
B) You like or you dislike people.
A) You don't worry about physical disorders.
B) Sometimes you figure you're a sure thing for ulcers.
A) You are dogmatic.
B) You are sloppy.
A) There are some people you admire so much you would not question their opinion.
B) You don't admire anybody very much.
A) Concerning your past actions you figure‚ "If I did it‚ it can't be too bad."
B) If you had your life to live over‚ there would be a lot of things you'd do differently.
A) You admire careful‚ rigorous thinking.
B) You admire brilliant‚ penetrating thinking.
A) The details of life are important to you.
B) You are often thoughtless.
A) You are well coordinated.
B) You seek new opinions.
A) You are self-confident.
B) You are a good Joe.
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