Please answer the following questions by deciding to what extent each item is characteristic of your feelings and behavior. Fill in the blank next to each item by choosing a number from the scale printed below.
1 = very uncharacteristic or untrue, strongly disagree
2 = uncharacteristic
3 = neutral
4 = characteristic
5 = very characteristic or true, strongly agree
- I can become entirely absorbed in thinking about my personal affairs, my health, my cares or my relations to others.
- My feelings are easily hurt by ridicule or by the slighting remarks of others.
- When I enter a room I often become self conscious and feel that the eyes of others are upon me.
- I dislike sharing the credit of an achievement with others.
- I dislike being with a group unless I know that I am appreciated by at least one of those present.
- I feel that I am temperamentally different from most people.
- I often interpret the remarks of others in a personal way.
- I easily become wrapped up in my own interests and forget the existence of others.
- I feel that I have enough on my hands without worrying about other people’s troubles.
- I am secretely "put out" when other people come to me with their troubles, asking me for my time and sympathy.
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