Self-Monitoring ScaleIn the following list, if a statement is true or mostly true as it applies to you, circle the T. If a statement is false or not usually true as it applies to you, circle the F.
T F 1. I find it hard to imitate the behavior of other people.
T F 2. At parties and social gatherings, I do not attempt to do or say things that others will like.
T F 3. I can argue only for ideas that I already believe.
T F 4. I can make impromptu speeches even on topics about which I have almost no information.
T F 5. I guess I put on a show to impress or entertain others
T F 6. I would probably make a good actor.
T F 7. In a group of people, I am rarely the center of attention
T F 8. In different situations and with different people, I often act like very different persons.
T F 9. I am not particularly good at making other people like me.
T F 10. I’m not always the person I appear to be.
T F 11. I would not change my opinions (or the way I do things) in order to please someone or win his or her favor.
T F 12. I have considered being an entertainer.
T F 13. I have never been good at games such as charades and improvisational acting.
T F 14. I have trouble changing my behavior to suit different people and different situations.
T F 15. At a party I let others keep the jokes and stories going.
T F 16. I feel a bit awkward in company and do not come across quite as well as I should.
T F 17. I can look anyone in the eye and tell a lie with a straight face (if for the right end).
T F 18. I may deceive people by being friendly when I really dislike them.
The answer key is printed below. If your answer matches the key’s answer, give yourself 1 point for that item. Otherwise, give yourself no points. Add up your points for all 18 items.
1. F 10. T
2. F 11. F
3. F 12. T
4. T 13. F
5. T 14. F
6. T 15. F
7. F 16. F
8. T 17. T
9. F 18. T
Now that you have computed your score, what does it mean? How do you compare with other college students? According to the author of the scale, Mark Snyder (1987), you are likely to be a high self-monitor if your score is 11 or higher. If your score is 13 or above, then you are in the upper 25 percent of college students on self-monitoring. You are likely to be a low self-monitor if your score is 10 or lower. If your score is 7 or below, then you are in the lowest 25 percent of college students on self-monitoring.
Please check the Project guidelines page to answer additional questions. Always do your write up in essay format with proper theory and refeencing. Also use 'Self monitoring notes and resources" as a primary form of understanding this project.
[Adapted from Snyder, M. (1987). Public appearances/private realities. New York: Freeman.]