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Cephali Temperament Index
110 statements or questions to evaluate.
2005 Jackson H. Snyder
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This is a very "temperamental" temperament test.  It's long, but is designed to return up to thirty dimensions of temperament.  Yet it's only as valid as the information entered by the user!  Some of the questions asked are personal.  Personal questions must be answered truthfully to bring out the dimensions of temperament.  Please consider each statement carefully before answering, answer each truthfully, and try not to miss a one!

You will receive a detailed report based on the Cephali Temperament Index.  Promise!  -Jackson Snyder

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Honesty is the Best Policy

1) When you are not feeling in control of a situation, do you maintain the appearance of control?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

2) Do you find that you focus primarily on your own satisfaction in situations of love and affection?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

3) Do you often feel as though you have an endless supply of love and affection?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

4) Are you (or would you like to be) the center of attention in a group?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

5) Do you like to be alone yet at the same time feel extremely lonely? 
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

6) Do you consider suicide a rational alternative to a chronically painful life?  (Be honest, not Christian-correct.)
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

7) Are you constantly trying to learn new things through deep study or research?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

8) Are you for peace at almost all costs?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

9) Do you like to rub backs or hold hands or other parts of the body to show friendship or affection?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

10) Are you a highly independent person? Do you feel you may not need others that much?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

11) Will you accept a moderate amount of control over your work but that's the very limit?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

12) Would you like certain others to know you'd like to be with them without you telling?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

13) In regards to romance, have you ever thought, "I'll take whatever comes along"?  (Be honest!)
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

14) Do you have real trouble making important decisions?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

15) Do you have trouble shutting your mind off?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

Honesty is the Best Policy

16) Do you have an nearly unquenchable need for recognition, especially that of important people? (Be honest!)
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

17) Have you had many romantic relationships and have you dominated those relationships? 
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

18) In romantic situations, do you have a great fear of rejection until you feel acceptable?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

19) Do you like to sleep a lot, take it easy or 'chill out' often?  Is sleeping real fun for you?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

20) Are you easily motivated to act by threats?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

21) Do you have a very tender heart? Does compassion ever overwhelm you?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

22) Can you tell when you are approaching burn out so as to quit and rest?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

23) Are you extremely selective in your love interests?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

24) Do you ever swing from hyper-confidence one day to total dependence the next?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

25) Do the ends you achieve usually justify the means you used?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

26) Do you have a need to serve others to the point of fairly extreme accommodation?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

27) If confronted over issues of control, is it possible you might become enraged?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

28) Do you have the capacity to make extremely deep sacrifices for a cause?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

29) Can you inspire others to get the job done; but do you seldom participate beyond that?  (Be honest!  Introspective!)
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

30) Are you willing to take on most projects and confident about your abilities to do them right?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

31) When people displease you, do you ever mean or abusive? Be honest!
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

Honesty is the Best Policy

 32) If you are confronted for making a mistake, do you get really very angry inside?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

 33) Do you feel that your physical ailments might be caused by emotional disturbances; or has anyone seriously confronted you with the possibility?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

34) Do you converse often on the phone and enjoy doing so?  Do you feel a little naked without your cell phone?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

35) Do you need and show little affection?  (Not what you FEEL as much as what you PRACTICE!)
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

36) Do you enjoy awards, plaques and recognition for all the competitive work you do?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

37) Do you get frustrated because others can't read your mind? Do you often get hurt feelings?  Does hurt take the place of anger?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

38) Do you make decisions quickly and carry them out in semi-military fashion?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

39) Are you extremely loyal at work if you get what's been promised, but maybe not so otherwise?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

40) Is love and affection definitely more physical and visceral than emotional for you?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

41) Do you often see a better, more expedient way of accomplishing goals than most others?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

42) Do you have trouble taking responsibility for projects you've helped accomplish without others helping you receive what's yours?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

Honesty is the Best Policy

43) Are you pretty unemotional most of the time and do you hate conflict?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

44) Have you often felt like a natural born victim?  Have others, especially those of the opposite sex, consistently let you down?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

45) Do you enjoy motivating people to get the task accomplished and are you good at it?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

46) Do you procrastinate like crazy? 
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

47) Have significant others been concerned because they say you've had too many relationships?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

48) Do you have a difficult time submitting to authority because of your desire for independence?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

49) Do you often feel like a wallflower in a crowd of people you don't know?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

50) Do you feel introverted until you're comfortable with people then are you given to extroversion and a little acting out?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

51) Are you prone to greatly exaggerate emotions, achievements or movements (please be honest)?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

52) Can you easily identify what people are doing wrong but don't want to get involved or cause a scene to address the wrong?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

53) Do you often hope someone will come along to take care of you? Have you found someone to take care of you?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

54) Do you often suffer from depression, stress or fear that lingers on?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

55) Do you consider yourself a very loyal friend when you make a personal relationship?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

56) Do you have intense inner needs for strong affection that nobody seems to ever perceive?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

57) Are you a social person who enjoys being with people very much, even strangers?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

58) Are you exceptionally stubborn when someone wants to change your routine?   (Be honest!)
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

Honesty is the Best Policy

59) Do you make excellent decisions in familiar situations but are confused in surprising situations?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

60) Do you want love and affection primarily on your terms?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

61) Are you or have you been emotionally and sexually uninhibited?  Do you have a 'skin hunger'?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

62) Are you task-oriented yet people-friendly; do some think you arrogant?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

63) Are your deep personal relationships or romantic relationships few and far between?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

64) Is it possible for you to have several romantic interests at the same time?  Or love two people romantically at once?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

65) Do you feel like a loner or do you feel others see you as a loner?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

66) Are you usually very charming in social situations but you really don't care that much about being around people?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

67) You are task-oriented, working with great efficiency as long as your get your breaks and rests?  Otherwise, do you feel resentment at missing your breaks from work?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

68) Are you a very stable person, having few problems with anger, rejection or emotion?  Do you just not care that much what others think of you?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

69) Do you feel a constant need for money and see many things you'd like to have?  Are you motivated to a significant extent by making money and do you prefer the finer things in life?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

70) Do you often take responsibility for a project because you know you can do it right and get it done?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

71) Have you in the past had multiple romantic affairs or marriages and enjoyed most of them, despite the hardships?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

72) Could you make "Live and let live" you motto?  Or "Leave me alone"?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

73) Have you tried to appear as not having the need for love and affection on the outside but have endured extreme craving for affection on the inside?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

74) Though you really have little internal need to interact with others, you are actually quite articulate. Right?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

75) Are you very interested in sharing deep, deep relationships?  Have you had many deep relationships?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

76) Do you have trouble writing rules of business, administration or morality, yet have no trouble enforcing them?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

77) Does the thought of being by yourself for eight or twelve hours tend to depress you?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

Honesty is the Best Policy

78) Do you have to work for a living? Have you had several jobs in recent years trying to advance?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

79) Do you often feel social isolation until someone friendly approaches you to interact?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

80) Are you fast-paced and adept at envisioning projects and exploiting opportunities?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

81) Is it a concern to you that nobody (including yourself) understands you very well?  Nor can they take care of your needs as you'd like?  Be honest!
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

82) Are you usually open, friendly and competent toward others, but also tough-minded?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

83) Have those whom you love complained about your complacent, cool, irresponsible or ignoring attitude toward them?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

84) Are you quite confident of your ability to show affection and love?  Are you quite confident of your ability to make love?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

85) Have you been frustrated in the past or present because you've lacked the assertiveness to get your deep needs for love met?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

86) Once you overcome your shyness, once you feel accepted by the other, you can be very affectionate as long as your affection is returned.
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

87) Are you a natural negotiator that seems never to get too deeply entangled emotionally with either side of an argument?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

88) Wouldn't it be great if someone came along who'd take control of most aspects of your life and thus help you get by better?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

89) If you feel like an acquaintance, friend or lover might reject you, mightn't you be proactive and reject that person first?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

90) Do you often have feelings of inadequacy or fear of looking foolish?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

91) Even though you're entrenched in a daily routine, do you have trouble getting going in the morning or whenever?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

92) Do often feel excluded from decision-making process and get angry about it?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

93) Are you able to choose and utilize the right people to get your plan accomplished, even if sometimes you have to "whip them into shape"?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

Honesty is the Best Policy

94) In romantic relationships, do you have little or no fear of rejection?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

95) Do you or others consider you slow-paced, stubborn, energy conserving and ready for a nap much of the time?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

96) Have you sometimes been overly cruel to someone who approached you for a loving relationship - not because you were embarrassed, but because you intended to hurt the other?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

97) Honesty needed!  Do you often start projects or jobs then quit abruptly?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

98) Are you very stubborn in changing your behavior for loved ones because you're happy with yourself just the way you are?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

99) If someone has to sacrifice in a relationship with you, it will usually be the other. Right?  And that sacrifice is usually monetary and emotional nearness?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

100) Have you ever found yourself verbally or physically assaulting others who fouled up?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

101) Have you ever felt like the wallflower at social functions, hoping someone friendly would approach you and rescue you?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

102) Have you thought of giving relatives or friends photos of yourself or your family as birthday or Christmas presents (including photos in Christmas cards, for instance) ?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

103) Do you fear that if you show tender feelings, someone may use your vulnerability against you?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

Honesty is the Best Policy

104) Have you been satisfied in most of your affectionate relationships while they've lasted?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

105) Do you avoid romantic advances because you feel inadequate or unattractive?
         Yes
         Maybe
         No

106) Please enter your gender.
         Female
         Male

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Originally posted March 30, 2005.
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