Self-Monitoring (SM) Scale

1.    I find it hard to imitate the behavior of other people. (F)*
2.    My behavior is usually an expression of my true inner feelings‚ attitudes‚ and beliefs. (F)
3.    At parties and social gatherings‚ I do not attempt to do or say things that others will like. (F)*
4.    I can only argue for ideas which I already believe. (F)*
5.    I can make impromptu speeches even on topics about which I have almost no information. (T)*
6.    I guess I put on a show to impress or entertain people. (T)*
7.    When I am uncertain how to act in a social situation‚ I look to the behavior of others for cues. (T)
8.    I would probably make a good actor. (T)*
9.    I rarely seek the advice of my friends to choose movies‚ books‚ or music. (F)
10.I sometimes appear to others to be experiencing deeper emotions than I actually am. (T)
11.I laugh more when I watch a comedy with others than when alone. (T)
12.In groups of people‚ I am rarely the center of attention. (F)*
13.In different situations and with different people‚ I often act like very different persons. (T)*
14.I am not particularly good at making other people like me. (F)*
15.Even if I am not enjoying myself‚ I often pretend to be ha‎ving a good time. (T)
16.I’m not always the person I appear to be. (T)*
17.I would not change my opinions (or the way I do things) in order to please someone else or win their favor. (F)*
18.I have considered being an entertainer. (T)*
19.In order to get along and be liked‚ I tend to be what people expect me to be rather than anything else. (T)
20.I have never been good at games like ch‎arades or improvisational acting. (F)*
21.I have trouble changing my behavior to suit different people and different situations. (F)*
22.At a party‚ I let others keep the jokes and stories going. (F)*
23.I feel a bit awkward in company and do not show up quite as well as I should. (F)*
24.I can look anyone in the eye and tell a lie with a straight face (if for a right end). (T)*
25.I may deceive people by being friendly when I really dislike them.(T)*
Items marked (*): revised version
Items marked (F) are reverse scored (i.e.‚ changed to T) before counting the number of (T) responses.

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