The Psychologist's Book of Personality Tests: 24 Revealing Tests to Identify and Overcome Your Personal Barriers to a Better Life

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How Effective a Person Are You?

THE SELF-EFFICACY
SCALE
The following statements describe people's feelings and reactions to various situations. Please read each statement carefully and describe the extent to which you agree with each statement, using a 14-point scale where 1 indicates “Strongly Disagree” and 14 indicates “Strongly Agree.”
1. ———1. When I make plans, I am certain I can make them work.
2. ———2. One of my problems is that I cannot get down to work when I should.
3. ———3. If I can't do a job the first time, I keep trying until I can.
4. ———4. When I set important goals for myself, I rarely achieve them.
5. ———5. I give up on things before completing them.
6. ———6. I avoid facing difficulties.
7. ———7. If something looks too complicated, I will not even bother to try it.
8. ———8. When I have something unpleasant to do, I stick to it until I finish it.
9. ———9. When I decide to do something, I go right to work on it.
10. ———10. When trying to learn something new, I soon give up if I am not initially successful.

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