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Personal Capacity Analysis


For the numbered questions:
Y = Yes
+ = mainly Yes
M = Maybe
- = mainly No
N = No

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Gender: Male Female
Age: Adult, over 18 Age: 14-18

1 If money was to be "tight", could you keep to a budget?
2 Without being unrealistic, do you consider yourself to be an optimist?
3 In financial matters, can you confidently plan (as opposed to worrying about such things)?
4 Do you feel comfortable if someone else has to do something you would otherwise be responsible for?
5 Do you like to get involved in the running of things?
6 When wanting to do something, do you feel that the opinions of others leave you inhibited or constrained?
7 Would you say that you are objective, but fair in your dealings with others?
8 Do you frequently feel compelled to justify your actions or explain yourself in the face of mild criticism?
9 Would you say you are usually polite?
10 Are you short of friends?
11 Do you make thoughtless remarks or accusations which you later regret?
12 When others are getting rattled, do you remain fairly composed?
13 Do you browse through railway timetables, directories, or dictionaries just for pleasure?
14 When asked to make a decision, would you be swayed by your like or dislike of the persons involved?
15 Do you intend two or less children in your family even though your health and income will permit more?
16 Do you get occasional twitches of your muscles, when there is no logical reason for it?
17 Do you prefer to be in a position where you have the responsibility of making decisions?
18 Are your actions considered unpredictable by other people?
19 Do you consider more money should be spent on social security?
20 Do other people interest you a lot?
21 Is your voice varied in pitch, rather than monotonous?
22 Do you normally let the other person start the conversation?
23 Are you readily interested in other people's conversations?
24 Would the idea of inflicting pain on game, small animals or fish prevent you from hunting or fishing?
25 Are you often impulsive in your behavior?
26 Do you speak slowly?
27 Are you often concerned about the need to protect your health?
28 Does an unexpected action cause your muscles to twitch?
29 Are you normally considerate in your demands on your employees, relatives, or pupils?
30 Do you consider that you could give a valid "snap judgment"?
31 Do any past failures still worry you?
32 Do you find yourself being extra-active for periods lasting several days?
33 Do you resent the efforts of others to tell you what to do?
34 Is it normally easy for you to "own up and take the blame"?
35 Do you have a small circle of close friends, rather than a large number of friends, speaking acquaintances?
36 Is your life a constant struggle for survival?
37 Do you often sing or whistle just for the fun of it?
38 Are you considered warm-hearted by your friends?
39 Would you rather give orders than take them?
40 Do you enjoy telling people the latest scandal about your associates?
41 Could you agree to "strict discipline"?
42 Does the idea of having to make a complete new start cause you little concern?
43 Do you make efforts to get others to laugh and smile?
44 Do you find it difficult to express your emotions?
45 Do you refrain from complaining when the other person is late for an appointment?
46 Are you sometimes considered by others a "spoilsport"?
47 Do you consider there are other people who are definitely unfriendly toward you and work against you?
48 Would you admit you were wrong just to "keep the peace"?
49 Do you have only a few people of whom you are really fond?
50 Are you rarely happy, unless you have a special reason?
51 Do you "circulate around" at a social gathering?
52 Do you take reasonable precaution to prevent accidents?
53 Does the idea of talking in front of people make you nervous?
54 If you saw an article in a shop obviously mistakenly marked lower than its correct price, would you try to get it at that price?
55 Do you often feel that people are looking at you or talking about you behind your back?
56 Are you "always getting into trouble"?
57 Do you have any particular hate or fear?
58 Do you prefer to be a participant in an active sport, rather than a spectator?
59 Do you find it easy to be impartial?
60 Have you a definitely set standard of courteous behavior in front of other members of your family?
61 Can you "start the ball rolling" at a social gathering?
62 Would you "buy on credit" with the hope that you can keep up the payments?
63 Do you get an after-reaction when something unexpected such as an accident or other disturbing incident takes place?
64 Do you consider the good of all concerned rather than your own personal advantages?
65 When hearing a lecturer, do you sometimes experience the idea that the speaker is referring entirely to you?
66 Does "external noise" rarely interfere with your concentration?
67 Are you normally "up-to-date" on everyday and current affairs?
68 Can you confidently plan and work towards carrying out an event in six months time?
69 Do you consider the modern "prisons without bars" system doomed to failure?
70 Do you tend to be careless?
71 Do you ever get a "dreamlike" feeling toward life when it all seems unreal?
72 Do you speedily recover from the effects of bad news?
73 When you criticize - do you at the same time try to encourage?
74 Are you normally considered "cold"?
75 Are your opinions not important enough to tell other people?
76 Are you so self-assured that it sometimes annoys others?
77 Do you keep "close contact" on articles of yours which you have loaned to friends?
78 Do you enjoy activities of your own choosing?
79 Does emotional music have quite an effect on you?
80 Do you completely condemn a person if he is a rival or opponent to you in some aspect?
81 Do you often "sit and think" about death, sickness, pain and sorrow?
82 Do you get disturbed by the idea of loss of dignity?
83 Are you always collecting things which "might be useful"?
84 Would you criticize faults and point out the bad points on someone else's character or handiwork?
85 Are you openly appreciative of beautiful things?
86 Do you sometimes give away articles which strictly speaking do not belong to you?
87 Do you greet people enthusiastically?
88 Do you often ponder on previous misfortunes?
89 Are you sometimes considered forceful in your actions or opinions?
90 Do you accept criticism easily and without resentment?
91 Are you usually not disturbed by "odd noises" when you try to rest?
92 Are you likely to be jealous?
93 Do you tend to put off doing things and then discover it is too late?
94 Do you prefer to abide by the wishes of others rather than seek to have your own way?
95 Do you find it easy to get yourself started on a project?
96 Do you bite your fingernails or chew the end of your pencil?
97 Do you "turn up the volume" of your emotions just to create an effect?
98 If we were invading another country, would you feel sympathetic towards conscientious objectors in this country?
99 Are there some things about yourself on which you are touchy?
100 Do you have few interests and activities that are your own choice?
101 Do you ever get a single thought which hangs around for days?
102 Are you a slow eater?
103 Can you be a stabilizing influence when others get panicky?
104 Would you stop and find out whether a person needed help even though they had not directly asked you for it?
105 Are you prejudiced in favor of your own school, college, club or team, etc.?
106 Do you pay your debts and keep your promises when it is possible?
107 Do you sleep well?
108 Would you use corporal punishment on a child aged ten if it refused to obey you?
109 Do you prefer to take a passive role in any club or organization to which you belong?
110 Are you logical and scientific in your thinking?
111 Does the youth of today have more opportunity than that of a generation ago?
112 Do you throw things away only to discover that you need them later?
113 Would you give up easily on a given course if it were causing you a considerable amount of inconvenience?
114 Do you become enthusiastic only about a few subjects?
115 Do you rarely suspect the actions of others?
116 Do you sometimes wonder if anyone really cares about you?
117 Do you turn down responsibility because you doubt your fitness to cope?
118 Do you sometimes feel compelled to repeat some interesting item or tidbit?
119 Do you tend to exaggerate a justifiable grievance?
120 Is your facial expression typically set rather than varied?
121 Do you usually need to justify or back up an opinion once stated?
122 Do you openly and sincerely admire beauty in other people?
123 Would it take a definite effort on your part to consider the subject of suicide?
124 Would you consider yourself energetic in your attitude toward life?
125 Would a disagreement affect your general relationship with another person?
126 Does a minor failure on your part rarely trouble you?
127 Do you sometimes feel that you talk too much?
128 Do you smile much?
129 Are you easily pleased?
130 When met with direct opposition do you normally give in rather than seek to have your own way?
131 Provided the distance were not too great, would you still prefer to ride rather than walk?
132 Do noises such as the wind or a "house settling down" ever disturbe you?
133 Would you say that your experience, occupation or training influence your opinions?
134 Do you rarely make tactless blunders?
135 Are you suspicious of people who ask to borrow money from you?
136 Are your decisions swayed by personal interests?
137 Can you get quite enthusiastic over "some simple little thing"?
138 Do you frequently take action even though you know your own good judgment would indicate otherwise?
139 Are you in favor of separating the races and class distinction?
140 Are you aware of any habitual physical mannerisms such as pulling your hair, nose, ears, or such like?
141 Can you quickly adapt and make use of new conditions and situations even though they may be difficult?
142 Do some noises "set your teeth on edge"?
143 Can you see the other person's point of view when you wish to?
144 Do you go to bed when you want to, rather than "by the clock"?
145 Do the "petty foibles" of others make you impatient?
146 Do children irritate you?
147 Are you less talkative than your associates?
148 Do you usually carry out assignments promptly and systematically?
149 Would you assist a fellow traveler rather than leave it to the officials?
150 When voting, do you consider the candidates and issues rather than voting for the same party every time?
151 Do you frequently dwell on your past illnesses or painful experiences?
152 Do you get very ill at ease in disordered surroundings?
153 Do you usually criticize a film or show that you see or a book that you read?
154 When recounting some amusing incident can you easily imitate the mannerisms or the dialect in the original incident?
155 In subjects about which you are not expert, are your own ideas of sufficient importance as to tell others?
156 Do you have a tendency to tidy up a disorder of somebody else's household?
157 Can you accept defeat easily without the necessity of "swallowing your disappointment"?
158 Do you often feel depressed?
159 Are you ever ill at ease in the company of children?
160 Do you get frustrated at not being able to do something rather than finding a substitute activity or system?
161 Are you normally able to enter the spirit of things?
162 Do you rarely express your grievances?
163 Do you work in "spurts," being relatively inactive and then furiously active for a day or two?
164 Does the number of uncompleted jobs you have on hand bother you?
165 Do people enjoy being in your company?
166 Could you allow someone to finish those "final two words" in a crossword puzzle without interfering?
167 Do you consider the best points of most people and only rarely speak slightingly of them?
168 Do you laugh or smile quite readily?
169 Are you definite and emphatic in voice and manner?
170 Do you reveal your emotions only to close friends if at all?
171 Are your interests and fields of knowledge so important as to give little time for anything else?
172 Where you see the need, do you like to start a new activities?
173 Would you make the necessary actions to kill an animal in order to put it out of pain?
174 Is it easy for you to relax?
175 Do you have little regret on past misfortunes and failures?
176 Does the idea of fear or apprehension give you a physical reaction?
177 Can you trust the decision of your judgment in an emotional situation in which you are involved?
178 Could someone else consider that you were really active?
179 Do you find it easy to get started on a task that needs to be done?
180 Do you think the "probation system" for criminals is, in principle, a good idea?
181 Do you spend little or no time on needless worries?
182 In a disagreement, do you find it hard to understand how the other person fails to see your side?
183 Do you cope with everyday problems of living quite well?
184 Are you usually truthful to others?
185 Would you rather "wait for something to happen" as opposed to you causing it?
186 Do you spend too freely in relation to your income?
187 Can you take a "calculated risk" without too much worry?
188 If you were involved in an accident, would you really take the trouble to see that any damage you did was made good?
189 Do others push you around?
190 Do you make allowances for your friends where with others you might judge more severely?
191 Do you often ponder over your own inferiority?
192 Do people criticize you to others?
193 Are you embarrassed by a hearty greeting such as a kiss, hug, or pat on the back, if done in public?
194 Do you frequently not do something you want to do because of other people's desires?
195 Are you sometimes convinced of the correctness of your opinions about a subject even though you are not an expert?
196 Do you often find yourself "going off in all directions at once"?
197 Do your acquaintances seem to think more of your abilities than you do?
198 Is the idea of death or even reminders of death abhorrent to you?
199 Having settled an argument out do you continue to feel disgruntled for a while?
200 Are you friendly in voice, attitude, and expression?
201 Does life seem rather vague and unreal to you?
202 Do you often feel upset about the fate of war victims and political refugees?
203 Do "mere acquaintances" appeal to you for aid or advice in their personal difficulties?
204 If you lose an article, do you get the idea that "someone must have stolen or mislaid it"?
205 If you thought that someone was suspicious of you, would you leave them to work it out rather than tackle them on the subject?
206 Do you sometimes feel that your age is against you (too young or too old)?
207 Do you have spells of being sad and depressed for no apparent reason?
208 Do you do much grumbling about conditions you have to face in life?
209 Do you tend to hide your feelings?
210 Do you consider you have many warm friends?

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