Form: Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding, BIDR

Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding, BIDR
1 Not true
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4 Somewhat
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7 Very true
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1
My first impressions of people usually turn out to be right.
2
It would be hard for me to break any of my bad habits.
3
I don't care to know what other people really think of me.
4
I have not always been honest with myself.
5
I always know why I like things.
6
When my emotions are aroused, it biases my thinking.
7
Once I've made up my mind, other people can seldom change my opinion.
8
I am not a safe driver when I exceed the speed limit.
9
I am fully in control of my own fate.
10
It's hard for me to shut off a disturbing thought.
11
I never regret my decisions.
12
I sometimes lose out on things because I can't make up my mind soon enough.
13
The reason I vote is because my vote can make a difference.
14
My parents were not always fair when they punished me.
15
I am a completely rational person.
16
I rarely appreciate criticism.
17
I am very confident of my judgments
18
I have sometimes doubted my ability as a lover.
19
It's all right with me if some people happen to dislike me.
20
I don't always know the reasons why I do the things I do.
21
I sometimes tell lies if I have to.
22
I never cover up my mistakes.
23
There have been occasions when I have taken advantage of someone.
24
I never swear.
25
I sometimes try to get even rather than forgive and forget.
26
I always obey laws, even if I'm unlikely to get caught.
27
I have said something bad about a friend behind his/her back.
28
When I hear people talking privately, I avoid listening.
29
I have received too much change from a salesperson without telling him or her.
30
I always declare everything at customs.
31
When I was young I sometimes stole things.
32
I have never dropped litter on the street.
33
I sometimes drive faster than the speed limit.
34
I never read sexy books or magazines.
35
I have done things that I don't tell other people about.
36
I never take things that don't belong to me.
37
I have taken sick-leave from work or school even though I wasn't really sick.
38
I have never damaged a library book or store merchandise without reporting it.
39
I have some pretty awful habits.
40
I don't gossip about other people's business.