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YRAI - 1
Listed below are statements that a person might use to describe himself or herself. Please read each statement and decide how well it describes you. Then choose the highest rating from 1 to 6 that best describes you and write the number in the space before the statement.
1 = Completely untrue of me
2 = Mostly untrue of me
3 = Slightly more true than untrue
4 = Moderately true of me
5 = Mostly true of me
6 = Describes me perfectly
A. 4 I try not think about things that bother me.
1._______I try not to think about things that upset me.
2._______I drink alcohol to calm myself.
3._______I am happy most of the time.
4._______I rarely feel sad or blue.
5._______I value reason over emotions.
6._______I believe that I should not get angry, even at people I don't like.
7._______I use drugs to feel better.
8._______I don't feel much when I remember my childhood.
9._______I smoke when I'm upset.
10._______I suffer from gastrointestinal problems (e.g. indigestion, ulcers, colitis).
11._______I feel numb.
12._______I often get headaches.
13._______I withdraw when I'm angry.
14._______I don't have as much energy as most people my age.
15._______I suffer from muscular aches and pains.
16._______I watch a lot of TV when I'm alone.
17._______I believe that one should use reason to keep emotions under control.
18._______I cannot intensely dislike anyone.
19._______My philosophy when something goes wrong is to put it behind me as soon as possible and move on.
20._______I withdraw from people when I feel hurt.
21._______I don't remember much about my childhood years.
22._______I take naps or sleep a lot during the day.
23._______I am happiest when I'm roaming or traveling around.
24._______ Sticking to the task at hand keeps me from feeling upset.
25._______I spend a lot of time daydreaming.
26._______When I'm upset, I eat to feel better.
27._______I try not to think about painful memories from my past.
28._______I feel better if I keep myself constantly busy, not leaving much time to think.
29._______I had a very happy childhood.
30._______I withdraw when I'm sad.
31.______People say I'm like an ostrich with my head in the sand; in other words, I tend to ignore unpleasant thoughts.
32._______I tend not to think about losses and disappointments.
33._______Often I don't feel anything, even when the situation seems to warrant strong emotions.
34._______I was fortunate to have such good parents.
35._______I try to stay emotionally neutral most of the time.
36._______I find myself buying things that I don't need, to improve my mood.
37._______I try not to put myself in situations that are difficult or make me uncomfortable.
38._______I get physically ill when things aren't going well for me.
39._______When people have left me or died, I didn't feel too upset.
40._______What others think of me does not bother me.
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