Temperament and Personality Questionnaire

1.    I have more good qualities than bad ones
2.    I’m usually the “energizer” at parties        
3.    Friends see me as cooperative and agreeable
4.    I always like to do my best
5.    I’m generally described as a nice person
6.    I’m tense and nervy
7.    I’m very snappy when I’m stressed
8.    I’m very uneasy about opening up to other people
9.    I avoid people getting personally too close to me                            
10.I’m easily upset by things
11.I can be quite impatient with other people
12.I can be somewhat difficult in dealing with others
13.I can become quite grumpy and grouchy
14.I can get easily rattled by things
15.I can get exasperated and irritable with other people
16.I commit myself fully to things I take on
17.At times‚ I can get very cross with other people
18.I don’t like disclosing my true feelings to others
19.I don’t tend to put myself out a lot for other people      
20.I don’t tend to seek advice from others
21.Even when I have to‚ I’m unable to get along with family or people at work
22.I fear that my important relationships will end somehow
23.I feel confident in my ability to size up and deal with any situation
24.I don’t like people getting too close to me
25.I feel I have little control over where my life is headed
26.I’m generally ready and willing to lend an ear
27.I feel like I’m going around in circles in life
28.I feel more comfortable letting family or friends make the “big decisions”
29.I like to work to my full potential
30.I feel uneasy when people try to get close to me
31.I find it easier to be myself when I’m on my own
32.I find it hard to measure up to my own standards
33.I get out of lots of problems by blaming other people
34.I have always been very self-critical
35.I have an excitable and quick temper
36.I know I cope poorly with things
37.I know I’m doing a good job when someone praises me
38.I learn from the mistakes I make
39.I like lots of social stimulation       
40.I like to push myself to the limit
41.I feel most secure when other people take control
42.I never seem to get as much love from people as I give
43.I often find myself being quite critical of others
44.I prefer my own company over the company of others
45.I prefer not to get too close to people
46.I push myself to be the best at most things I do
47.I put high standards on myself and most things I take on
48.I quite enjoy manipulating people
49.I really enjoy mixing with different people
50.I really like parties and other social gatherings
51.I seem to fail more often than I succeed in life
52.I should be so much better than I actually am
53.I spend too much time worrying about what people think of me
54.I prefer to keep my feelings to myself
55.I tend to be hot tempered
56.I think I’m likely to end up being rejected in relationships
57.I tend to be quiet when I’m with people
58.I tend to be quite tough on myself
59.I tend to be very understanding of other people’s feelings and problems
60.I tend to draw away from people when they get too close
61.I tend to get angry and lose my cool when stressed      
62.I tend to stew over things
63.I think a lot about being deserted by loved ones
64.I try to do everything as well as possible
65.I try to guess what others are thinking and feeling about me
66.I try to succeed at most things
67.I will often take advantage of other’s limitations
68.I work hard at most things
69.I tend to stress easily
70.I worry about how strong my important relationships really are
71.I’m a very sociable person
72.I’m always letting myself down
73.I’m always watching what I say to people
74.I’m extremely self-disciplined
75.I’m generally a worrier about things
76.I’m generally not very considerate and tolerant of other people’s wishes
77.I’m fairly happy with who I am most of the time
78.When it comes to “give and take” the important people in my life always “take more” and “give less”
79.I’m inclined to worry over quite minor things
80.I’m not very sympathetic to‚ empathic to‚ or understanding of other people when they’re in difficulty
81.I’m perfectionistic about most things       
82.I’m pretty satisfied with my achievements in life
83.I tend to worry that the worst will happen
84.I’m very “tuned-in” and sensitive to other people’s feelings
85.I’m very reserved at parties and other social situations
86.If I have a gripe with someone‚ I worry about how to discuss it with them     
87.If someone irritates me‚ I will snap back
88.I’m really resourceful in tackling problems
89.In general‚ I will listen to and understand the other person’s point of view      
90.It feels good to me to please people
91.It’s not my responsibility to make other people feel better
92.My personality often causes me to lose out
93.On meeting new people‚ I tend to hold back
94.Opening up to people makes me feel uneasy
95.Others see me as a reliable person
96.When I get into a close relationship‚ I start to worry about being rejected or abandoned     
97.People at work see me as cooperative and agreeable
98.People say that I’m too hard on myself
99.I’m someone who usually gets it right the first time
100.              People will see me as good hearted
101.              People tell me I’m “too sensitive”
102.              Sometimes I feel like an “emotional sponge”‚ soaking up everyone’s feelings
103.              There are lots of times when I give myself a “pat on the back”
104.              Thinking about being alone distresses me
105.              Under pressure I tend to get snappy        
106.              Sometimes I take things too personally
107.              Under pressure‚ I can get cranky with others and myself
108.              People who know me well would describe me as a caring person
109.              When things go wrong I’m generally able to bounce back
 
Personality dimensions Personality: Anxious Worrying‚ Personal Reserve‚ Perfectionism‚ Irritability‚ Social Avoidance‚ Interpersonal Sensitivity‚ Self-criticism‚ Self-focused
Personality functioning dimensions: Cooperativeness‚ Effectiveness
 
0- Not true at all‚ 1-Slightly true‚ 2-Moderately true‚ 3-Very true
Reverse score the following items – 1‚ 2‚ 12‚ 21‚ 25‚ 27‚ 36‚ 39‚ 49‚ 50‚ 71‚ 77‚ 82‚ 92 and 103
Compute scale scores by summing the items for each dimension
Compute scale scores for Cooperativeness and Effectiveness
Anxious Worrying 41‚ 53‚ 62‚ 65‚ 69‚ 75‚ 79‚ 106
Personal Reserve 8‚ 9‚ 18‚ 24‚ 30‚ 45‚ 60‚ 94
Perfectionism 4‚ 16‚ 29‚ 46‚ 47‚ 64‚ 66‚ 68
Irritability 7‚ 13‚ 17‚ 35‚ 55‚ 61‚ 105‚ 107
Social Avoidance 2R‚ 39R‚ 49R‚ 50R‚ 57‚ 71R‚ 85
Interpersonal Sensitivity 22‚ 42‚ 56‚ 63‚ 70‚ 78‚ 96
Self-criticism 32‚ 34‚ 52‚ 58‚ 72‚ 77R‚ 82R‚ 103R
Self-focused 19‚ 33‚ 43‚ 48‚ 67‚ 76‚ 80
Cooperativeness 3‚ 5‚ 12R‚ 21R‚ 26‚ 59‚ 89‚ 97‚ 100‚ 108
Effectiveness 23‚ 25R‚ 27R‚ 36R‚ 38‚ 51R‚ 88‚ 92R‚ 95‚ 109
 
 

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