Most people seem to be more aggressive and assertive than I am
I have hesitated to make or accept dates because of “shyness.”
When the food served at a restaurant is not done to my satisfaction, I complain about it to the waiter or waitress.
I am careful to avoid hurting other people’s feelings, even when I feel that I have been injured.
If a salesperson has gone to considerable trouble to show me merchandise that is not quite suitable, I have a difficult time saying “No.”
When I am asked to do something, I insist upon knowing why
There are times when I look for a good, vigorous argument.
I strive to get ahead as well as most people in my position.
To be honest, people often take advantage of me.
I enjoy starting conversations with new acquaintances and strangers
I often don’t know what to say to people I find attractive
I will hesitate to make phone calls to business establishments and institutions
I would rather apply for a job or for admission to a college by writing letters than by going with personal interviews.
I find it embarrassing to return merchandise
If a close and respected relative were annoying me, I would smother my feelings rather than express my annoyance
I have avoided asking questions for fear of sounding stupid
During an argument, I am sometimes afraid that I will get so upset that I will shake all over.
If a famed and respected lecturer makes a comment which I think is incorrect, I will have the audience hear my point of view as well.
I avoid arguing over prices with clerks and salespeople
When I have done something important or worthwhile, I manage to let others know about it.
I am open and frank about my feelings.
If someone has been spreading false and bad stories about me, I see him or her as soon as possible and “have a talk” about it.
I often have a hard time saying “No.”
I tend to bottle up my emotions rather than make a scene.
I complain about poor service in a restaurant and elsewhere.
When I am given a compliment, I sometimes just don’t know what to say.
If a couple near me in a theatre or at a lecture were conversing rather loudly, I would ask them to be quiet or to take their conversation elsewhere.
Anyone attempting to push ahead of me in a line is in for a good battle.
I am quick to express an opinion.
There are times when I just can’t say anything.