Appendix A
TORI Self-Diagnosis Scale

Instructions: In front of each of the following items, place the letter that corresponds to your degree of agreement or disagreement with that statement.

SD = strongly disagree D = disagree A = agree SA = strongly agree

 

1. I feel that no matter what I might do, people generally would accept and understand me.

2. I feel that there are large areas of me that I don't share with other people.

3. I usually assert myself in most situations in life.

4. I seldom seek help from others.

5. Most people tend to trust each other.

6. People are usually not interested in what others have to say.

7. Most people exert little pressure on other people to try to get them to do what they should be doing.

8. Most people do their own thing with little thought for others.

9. I feel that I am usually a very cautious person.

10. I feel little need to cover up the things I do and keep them from others.

11. I usually try to do what I'm supposed to be doing.

12. I find that people are usually willing to help me when I want help or ask for it.

13. Most people in life are more interested in getting things done than in caring for each other as individuals.

14. Most people usually tell it like it is.

15. Most people do what they ought to do in life, out of a sense of responsibility to others.

16. Most people that I meet "have it together" at a fairly deep level.

17. I usually trust the people I meet.

18. I am afraid that if I showed my real innermost thoughts to most people, they would be shocked.

19. In most life situations I feel free to do what I want to do.

20. I often feel that I am a minority in the groups I belong to.

21. People that I meet usually seem to know who they are; they have a real sense of being individuals.

22. Most people I know and work with are very careful to express only relevant and appropriate ideas when we do things together.

23. Most people's goals are very clear to them and they know what they are doing in life.

24. Most groups I work with or live in have a hard time getting together and doing something they have decided to do.

25. If I left most groups I belong to, they would miss me very little.

26. I can trust most people I know with my most private and significant feelings and opinions.

27. I find that my goals are different from the goals of most people I work with.

28. I look forward to getting together with the people in the groups I belong to.

29. Most persons I meet are playing roles and not being themselves.

30. Most of the people I know communicate with each other very well.

31. In most of the groups I belong to members put pressure on each other toward group goals.

32. In an emergency most people act in caring and effective ways.

33. I almost always feel very good about myself as a person.

34. If I have negative feelings I do not express them easily.

35. It is easy for me to take risks in my life.

36.I often go along with others simply because I feel a sense of obligation to do what is expected.

37. People in the groups I belong to seem to care very much for each other as individuals.

38. Most people tend to be dishonest.

39. Most people I know let others be where they are and how they are.

40. Most people like either to lead or to be led, rather than to work together with others as equals.

41. My relationships with most people are impersonal.

42. Whenever I feel strongly about something I feel comfortable expressing myself to others.

43. I feel that I have to keep myself under wraps in most life situations.

44. I usually enjoy working with people.

45. Most people I know seem to play definite and clear roles and to be respected on the basis of how well they perform the roles.

46. When the people I know have negative feelings they usually express them at some point.

47. A large portion of the people in groups I belong to are very apathetic and passive.

48. Most of the people I am usually with are well integrated at many levels.

49. I feel like a unique person and I like being unique.

50. I would feel very vulnerable if I told most people I know my most secret and private feelings and opinions.

51. Most of the people I know feel that my personal growth is important.

52. I often don't feel like cooperating with others.

53. People usually have a high opinion of my contributions to the groups I'm in and the conversations I have.

54. Most people are afraid to be open and honest with others.

55. The people that I know usually express what they want pretty well.

56. Most people are pretty individualistic and do not work together well as members of a team.

57. I often don't feel very good about myself.

58. I usually feel free to be exactly who I am and not to pretend I am something else.

59. I feel that it is important in life to make a reasonable attempt to meet others' expectations of me.

60. I feel a sense of interconnectedness with the people I associate with and would miss anyone who left my circle of friends and associates.

61. It is easy to tell who the "in" people are in the groups I associate with.

62. Most people listen to others with understanding and empathy.

63. It seems to me that a great many people spend energy trying to get others to do things they don't really want to do.

64. I think that most people I know enjoy being with people.

65. The groups that I associate with see me as an important group member.

66. My ideas and opinions are often distorted by others.

67. My basic goals in life are similar to the basic goals of other people.

68. People are seldom willing to give me help on the things that really matter to me.

69. People usually listen to the things that I say.

70. It seems to me that when they feel negative most people keep it to themselves.

71. The groups that I'm associated with usually have a lot of energy that gets directed into whatever the group does.

72. You really have to have some power if you want to get anything done in this life.

73. I often don't feel very genuine and real when I'm with people.

74. There is very little I don't know about the friends that I associate closely with.

75. If I did what I really wanted to do in life, I would be doing different things from what I am now doing.

76. I am often aware of how other people help me in what I am trying to do in life.

77. It seems to me that most people live in fear.

78. The people I know are usually very spontaneous and uninhibited with each other.

79. Most people are very unclear about what they want out of life.

80. Most of the groups I work with or live in have good team or cooperative relationships.

81. I care very much for the people I associate with.

82. People often misunderstand me and how I feel.

83. When I am with others and we reach a decision about something we want to do I am usually in complete agreement with what we have decided.

84. I have no real sense of belonging to the groups I associate with.

85. In the groups I belong to, people treat others as important and significant people.

86. It is easy for me to express positive feelings, but very difficult for me to express negative feelings to others.

87. Most of the people I know are growing and changing all the time.

88. It seems to me that most people need a lot of controls to keep them on the right track.

89. I often feel defensive.

90. I keep very few secrets from my associates.

91. It is often not OK for me to be myself in the groups I'm in.

92. I feel a strong sense of belonging to several groups in my life.

93. In the groups I belong to it is easy to see who is important and who is unimportant.

94. Most people don't keep a lot of secrets from others.

95. In the groups I belong to a lot of our energy goes into irrelevant and unimportant things.

96. It seems to me that there is very little destructive competition among the people I know and associate with.

 

Interpretation Sheet
Tori Self-Diagnosis Scale

Trusting-Being:

A person who scores high on this set of items is saying:

View of Myself: "I trust myself, have a fairly well-formed sense of my own being and uniqueness, and feel good about myself as a person."

View of People: "I tend to see people as trusting, and as providing a good environment for me to live and be in."

A person who scores low on this set of items is saying:

View of Myself: "I feel less trusting of myself, have a less well formed sense of my own being and uniqueness, and feel less well about myself as a person.

View of People: "I tend to see people as un-trusting, as impersonal and in role, and as providing a somewhat threatening and defense producing environment for me and for others."

Opening-Showing:

A person who scores high on this set of items is saying:

View of Myself: "I feel free to show myself to others, show who I am, and express my feelings and attitudes with little pretense of cover-up. "

View of People: "I tend to see people as open and spontaneous and as willing to show themselves to each other."

A person who scores low on this set of items is saying:

View of Myself: "I feel un-free to be open, feel vulnerable and unsafe, and I think it is necessary to keep large areas of myself private and unshared."

View of People: "I tend to see people as fearful, cautious, and unwilling to show feelings and opinions, particularly those feelings and opinions that are negative or non-supportive."

Realizing-Becoming:

A person who scores high on this set of items is saying:

View of Myself: "I feel free to take risks, assert myself, do anything that I really want to do, and follow my intrinsic motivations. I have a sense of self-realization."

View of People: "I tend to see people as allowing other's their freedom, and as providing an environment for me and others that nourishes our striving for intrinsic goals. People allow others to be who they are. "

A person who scores low on this set of items is saying:

View of myself: "I am aware of the pressure of extrinsic motivations. I feel that I must try to do what I am supposed to do and that I must attempt to meet the expectations of others."

View of people: "I tend to see other people as exerting pressures on me and others to conform, to do things that we may not want to do, and to work towards goals that are not significant to me as a person."

Interdepending-interbeing

A person who scores high on this set of items is saying:

View of myself: "I have a strong sense of belonging to the groups that are important to me, and I enjoy working with, helping, or meeting with other people."

View of people: "I tend to see other people as cooperative, working effectively, and relatively well integrated into the life around them and the groups they belong to."

A person who scores low on this set of items is saying:

View of myself: "I do not have a strong sense of belonging to the groups of which I am a member and do not especially enjoy working with others in a team way. I have competitive, dependent, or other feelings that get in the way of my teaming with others."

View of people: "I tend to see other people as not being cooperative and not working well with others. I see people in general as not easy to work with or team with and as having feelings that get in their way."

 

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