The purpose of this laboratory session is to determine whether you are a tense individual.
Read each question listed below and check the answer that describes you most often, then have a friend answer the question to reflect how he or she perceives you.
___ ___ 1. Do you often experience headaches or backaches?
___ ___ 2. When sitting in a chair and talking to someone, do you continually move in the
chair seeking a comfortable position?
___ ___ 3. When retiring for the right, are you usually unable to fall asleep immediately?
___ ___ 4. Do you often grind your teeth when you are confronted with an unpleasant
___ ___ 5. Do you easily become angry or frustrated when you are faced with a problem
for which there is no immediate solution?
___ ___ 6. Do you often complain of being tired?
___ ___ 7. Does your face often hold expressions of intense concentration?
___ ___ 8. Do you often drum your fingers to express irritation?
___ ___ 9. Does your posture appear stiff when you sit or walk?
___ ___ 10. Are you unable to concentrate on one problem at a time?
___ ___ 11. Are you unable to relax voluntarily?
___ ___ 12. Do you often experience nervousness and an uneasy feeling?
___ ___ 13. Do you become upset when your plans are interrupted or must be changed?
___ ___ 14. Are you highly competitive in sports, test grades, and daily responsibilities?
___ ___ 15. Are you time-conscious?
___ ___ 16. Do you experience extreme dissatisfaction and anxiety when you fail to
___ ___ 17. Are you an aggressive person?
___ ___ 18. Are you often too busy to allow time for physical activity?
___ ___ 19. Do you plan your day’s activities and often budget your time?
___ ___ 20. Are you critical of yourself when you make a mistake?
___ ___ 21. Do you feel uptight at the end of the day?
___ ___ 22. Are you impatient when others are late for an appointment with you?
___ ___ 23. Do you often set high goals or levels of achievement for yourself?
___ ___ 24. Do you experience bad moods very often?
___ ___ 25. Are you unyielding when others disagree with your beliefs or convictions?