Form: Identity Style Inventory, ISI-5

Identity Style Inventory, ISI-5
1 1 : Not at all like me
5 5 : Very much like me
1
2
3
4
5
1
I know basically what I believe and don't believe.
2
I automatically adopt and follow the values I was brought up with.
3
I'm not sure where I'm heading in my life; I guess things will work themselves out.
4
Talking to others helps me explore my personal beliefs.
5
I know what I want to do with my future.
6
I strieve to achieve the goals that my family and friends hold for me.
7
It doesn't pay to worry about values in advance; I decide things as they happen.
8
When facing a life decision, I take into account different points of view before making a choice.
9
I am not really sure what I believe.
10
I have always known what I believe and don't believe; I never really have doubts about my beliefs.
11
I am not really thinking about my future now, it is still a long way off.
12
I spend a lot of time reading or talking to others trying to develop a set of values that makes sense to me.
13
I am not sure which values I really hold.
14
I never question what I want to do with my life because I tend to follow what important people expect me to do.
15
When I have to make a decision, I try to wait as long as possible in order to see what will happen.
16
When facing a life decision, I try to analyze the situation in order to understand it.
17
I am not sure what I want to do in the future.
18
I think it is better to adopt a firm set of beliefs than to be open-minded.
19
I try not to think about or deal with problems as long as I can.
20
When making important decisions, I like to spend time thinking about my options.
21
I have clear and definite life goals.
22
I think it's better to hold on to fixed values rather than to consider altemative value systems.
23
I try to avoid personal situations that require me to think a lot and deal with them on my own.
24
When making important decisions, I like to have as much information as possible.
25
I am not sure what I want out of life.
26
When I make a decision about my future, I automatically follow what close fdends or relatives expect from me.
27
My life plans tend to change whenever I talk to different people.
28
I handle problems in my life by actively reflecting on them.
29
I have a definite set of values that I use to make personal decisions.
30
When others say something that challenges my personal values or beliefs, I automatically disregard what they have to say.
31
Who I am changes from situation to situation.
32
I pedodically think about and examine the logical consistency between my values and life goals.
33
I am emotionally involved and committed to specific values and ideals.
34
I prefer to deal with situations in which I can rely on social norms and standards.
35
When personal problems arise, I try to delay acting as long as possible.
36
It is important for me to obtain and evaluate information from a variety of sources before I make important life decisions.