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20 PF Questionnaire



  1. If I could get the right training, I would rather be: (A) a manager in a company, (B) a guidance counsellor with youn people, (C) none of the above.

  2. There are times when I do, what I want and pay no attention to rules and regulations.

  3. It is embarrassing for me if Isuddenly become the centre of attention at a social gathering.(A) Yes, Very much, (B) No, Not at all, (C) Slightly.

  4. I feel too disgusted to eat even if the plates are slightly dirty.

  5. I am worried about my actions when I am doing things independently.

  6. I am active in large gatherings, such as parties or public meetings.

  7. I am careful of people who get more friendly and familiar very easily.(A) yes, always, (B) no, not necessarily, (C) sometimes.

  8. A person should take action fast when deciding a practical matter.

  9. I get "stage-fright** when Icome into a room full of people.

  10. I am quite frank in telling people my feelings and ideas, and I never have regrets for it.

  11. I am never disturbed by threats.

  12. I feel uncomfortable if several people watch me at work.

  13. I can put worries and responsibilities out of my mind whenever I want to.

  14. I usually feel my way to a decision slowly rather than decide quickly by logic or reason.

  15. I consider myself as a very sociable, outgoing person.

  16. Raising funds for a helping cause is: (A) quite enjoyable for me, (B) an unpleasant job for me, (C) undecided.

  17. It is more important to: (A) get along smoothly with people, (B) practice your own ideas, (C) uncertain.

  18. In a small group, I prefer to sit back and let others do most of the talking.

  19. I would enjoy more being: (A) an office manager, (B) an architect, (Q) uncertain.

  20. Society should be guided by logical thinking rather than by sentimental beliefs.

  21. I like to join clubs and social groups. (A) true, (B) false, (C) not very keen.

  22. I think my memory has improved and is better than before.

  23. I'm uncomfortable when others are waiting on something that needs quick action.

  24. I prefer to stay away from public meetings.

  25. "Rope" is to "tie" as "knife" is to:

  26. There are ways in which Ihonestly consider myself better than most people.

  27. To be cautious and not expect too much is better than to be over-cheerful, and always expect success.

  28. Which one of the following things is different from the others?

  29. I like to direct others in their work.

  30. In reading, I prefer to read light, family stories rather than war or adventure stories

  31. Which one of the following fractions is not the same kind as the others ? (A) 3/7. (B) 3/9, (C) 3/11

  32. In an arguement, my mind does not seem to work too well. (A) true, I get confused, (B) false, I am always cool, (C) uncertain.

  33. I would prefer to dress up: (A) in something everyone will notice, (B) neatly and quietly, (C) uncertain.

  34. "Large" means the same as:

  35. If I were to disagree with my boss, I would probably: (A) keep it to myself, (B) come out and say so, (C) uncertain.

  36. I like to spend an evening: (A) at a lively party, (B) with a quiet hobby, (C) undecided.

  37. Which one of the following should come next at the end of this row of letters: xooooxxooqxxx ?

  38. When I have to convey my disapproval or disagreement, I stay calm and I am not nervous.

  39. I would rather spend time fishing or gardening than watching horse or car races.

  40. "Size* is to "length" as "dishonest" is to:

  41. Being waited on by a servant or someone like that: (A) embarresses hie, (B) makes me feel fine. (C) uncertain.

  42. I like to play practical jokes on people without any ill-feeling in them.

  43. Which one of the following words does not belong with the others?

  44. I have sometimes, had hateful feelings towards my parents.

  45. If my boss called me in his room, I would: (A) be afraid Ihad done something wrong, (B) make it a chance to ask for something I want, (C) get confused.

  46. I am usually not very particular about details, for example, remembering true, I am not, particular names of roads or shops in the city.

  47. As a teenager, if my opinion was different from what my parents thought, I usually: (A) accepted their authority, (B) kept my own opinion, (C) undecided

  48. If friends or neighbours treat me badly and show they dislike me: (A) Itend to get downhearted, (B) it doesn't upset me a bit, (C) can't decide.

  49. I like to have friends who: (A) are efficient and practical, (B) seriously think out their attitudes toward life, (C) uncertain.

  50. The glamour of any big national ceremony should be preserved.

  51. I get depressed if I think seriously about my responsibilities.

  52. When I am talking, I hardly ever walk up and down, or use my arms to express my ideas.

  53. When our reason tells us old customs and traditions are out of date, we should drop them.

  54. I rarely lie awake because of unhappy, disturbing ideas.

  55. I would enjoy being a newspaper writer on drama, concerts, plays, etc.

  56. It is easy to change people's ideas by logic and reason.

  57. If I know that an operation is being done on an animal (for a good reason), it does not upset me. (A) true, Itreat it as a common-sense matter, (B) false, it gives me horrors, (C) uncertain.

  58. Members of my family quickly show their irritation over small things. (A) yes, quite a lot, (B) no, not at all, (C)sometimes.

  59. Most people will fool themselves and give silly reasons in order to keep comfortable privileges or gain a profit.

  60. Even in times of trouble, my spirits are generally high.

  61. I like vivid, true-to-life love scenes in a movie.

  62. To get an interesting arguement going, I believe in gently telling people what is wrong with their ideas.

  63. I have a feeling that my friends don't need me so much as I need them

  64. I don't enjoy long discussions with people who have ideas about serious,intellectual things.

  65. Sometimes I feel like starting an arguement or picking up a fight with someone just for the sake of doing it.

  66. It's hard for me to admit it when I am wrong.

  67. I am considered by others as a stable and a confident person.

  68. When the time comes to do something I have planned and looked forward to, I don't feel up to doing it

  69. I like to go to shows and social outings.

  70. I am not scared or shy of speaking in front of a large groups. (A) true, I am never bothered by it (B) false, I find it very hard, (C) sometimes it bothers me.

  71. Thunder and lightening hardly ever upset me. (A) true, they don't (B) false, they do, (C) sometimes.

  72. I hardly ever get impatient and angry with people. (A) true, I almost never do, (B) false, I get angry quickly,(C) uncertain.

  73. I am able to concentrate on one job or plan for as long as possible.

  74. I seldom get so excited that I say things I am sorry for. (A) true, I don't (B) false, I do say such things,(C) uncertain.

  75. Disturbing and troubling thoughts sometimes race through my head.

  76. While making my decisions I give more value on: (A) what is right and wrong, (B) what is practicable or workable, (c) can't decide.

  77. In a dark house, I cannot control my fears.

  78. I am not given to big "ups" and "downs" of mood.

  79. I like a job with variety, even if it has a bit of risk.

  80. If I meet drunken people, I: (A) stay cool and relaxed (B) get very nervous and embarrassed, (C) am slightly nervous.

  81. I believe in: (A) "Don't worry be happy", (B) being sober in everyday matters, (C) undecided moods.

  82. When one small thing after another goes wrong, I : (A) carry on as usual, (B) feel discouraged, (C) uncertain.

  83. I see many emotional dreams that leave me disturbed when I wake up.

  84. In,my next life, I would prefer to lead: (A) the same kind of life, (B) a more comfortable life, (C) can t say.

  85. I enjoy organizing a social group, such as a club or a team

  86. My mood and efficiency are generally not affected by the changes in the weather.

  87. I often lose control over my emotions and feelings.

  88. When I know I am doing the right thing, I find my task easy.

  89. I think that being free to do what I like is more important than good manners and respect for the law.

  90. My actions get influenced while experiencing feelings of jealousy.

  91. In school, I had a keen interest in (or still prefer): (A) music, (B) handicrafts,(C) none of the above.

  92. I am a fairly strict person who always wants to see the right things done

  93. In an arguement, I: (A) make sure what I say is right, (B) say what I feel like saying, (C) can't decide.

  94. For reading I usually enjoy: (A) true-to-life action stories, (B) light, imaginative things, (C) nothing in particular.

  95. While working, I: (A) try to plan ahead (B) expect problems will be taken care of by themselves when they come, (C) can't decide.

  96. Without thinking first, I say hateful things to people I usually love.

  97. If I worked on a newspaper, I would rather deal with: (A) politics and sports, (B) society news and reviewing movies, (C) uncertain.

  98. People think I am too careless and casual, even then they like me.

  99. When I talk. I like: (A) to say things just as they come to me, (B) to get my thoughts organized first, (C) can't say.

  100. I often feel that I should go away and travel like a gypsy.

  101. If people are clever enough to twist the rules without breaking them, they should: (A) certainly do so, (B) not do it anyway, (C) do so if unavoidable.

  102. I always believe in doing the socially acceptable thing and to ask how my actions look to others.

  103. I get excited about plays and novels

  104. In school, I never had trouble with teachers because of bad behaviour (A) true, I almost never had trouble, (B) false, I had plenty of trouble, (C) sometimes

  105. I have trained myself to be very patient with people.

  106. In school, I preferred (or still prefer): (A) arithmatic or mathematics, (B) literature or English, (C) uncertain.

  107. If my banker made a careless mistake, and didn't charge me for something I should have paid, (A) it wouldn't be my business to tell them, (B) I would feel I had to point it out and pay, (C) uncertain.

  108. If I am left out by my friends I: (A) make a fuss out of it, (B) take it calmly, (C) uncertain.

  109. I am more sensitive to art and surroundings than most people.

  110. My mind doesn't work very clearly all the time.

  111. In situations when politeness does not work, I get tough and sharp

  112. I like to do team-work with lot of other people involved.

  113. Regular newspaper issues are not interesting for me. (A) yes true, (B) no, they are interesting for me, (C) it's difficult to decide

  114. It is more important to bring up children with kindness than to teach them to be self-reliant or successful in life.

  115. In designing something, I would prefer to work:

  116. Nobody gets angry in my family

  117. I resent aggressive people more than I dislike people who talk a lot about their troubles.

  118. I like to socialize even if I am not a prominent figure in the group

  119. People who brag or show they think too much of themselves, irritate me a lot. (A) yes, always, (B) no, hardly ever, (C) sometimes.

  120. Certain animals make me nervous.

  121. I like to do my own planning, without any interruptions and suggestions from others.

  122. I don't get worked up or show my emotions in my voice as much as most people do.

  123. I feel a need to go in for some heavy physical activity

  124. When I do what I want, I find I am generally: (A) understood only by close friends, (B) doing what most people think is okay, (C) undecided.

  125. I never get bored or annoyed with poorly educated people.

  126. I enjoy the company of some animals like - cats, dogs, and horses, etc.

  127. I don't like people to say I am different or peculiar.

  128. Most people would try to get away with as much as they could if they were not afraid of being caught

  129. I value good manners and social 'know-how' more than certain other traits present in people.

  130. I would rather enjoy life quitely in my own "way" than be admired for my achievements.

  131. If I make a silly mistake I soon forget it

  132. I am not very considerate of other people.

  133. I would prefer to be a: (A) high school teacher, (B) a forester, (C) uncertain

  134. I just can't stand those people, who talk nonsense.

  135. If the income were the same, I would prefer to be: (A) a navigator or pilot, (B) a lawyer, (C) none of the above.

  136. I get irritated over small setbacks very easily.

  137. If I had an idea for a new kitchen gadget, I would prefer (A) working on it in the laboratory, (B) selling it to the people, (C) I am uncertain about it.

  138. While playing a game, it doesn't irritate me if others pass their comments. (A) true, it doesn't, (B) false, it does, (C) sometimes.

  139. It would be more interesting to be: (A) an artist or sculptor, (B) a social club secretary, (C) none of the above.

  140. People seem to get in my way and frustrate me a lot

  141. On special holidays and birthdays, I: (A) like to give presents, (B) feel that buying presents is a nuisance, (C) not concerned.

  142. The noise of a nail on glass, and similar screechy sounds, set my nerves on edge. (A) unbearably, (B) not at all, (C) somewhat

  143. If I am asked to work for a charity, I would: (A) generally accept, (B) say "I am too busy", (C) occasionally accept it.

  144. When something really makes me furious, I calm down again quite quickly.

  145. I have never done daring things just for fun. (A) true, I never have, (B) False, I Have, (C) sometimes.

  146. I feel restless as if I want something but do not know what

  147. I may deceive people by being friendly when I really dislike them.