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Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory

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Read each item and, as honestly as you can, answer the question: "How characteristic or true is this of me?" Of the total 61 questions, you must answer all 56 of the required questions marked with a * in order for your survey to be submitted and for you to get results.
1. I believe that getting together with one’s friends to party is one of life’s important pleasures. *This question is required.
2. Familiar childhood sights, sounds, smells often bring back a flood of wonderful memories. *This question is required.
3. Fate determines much in my life. *This question is required.
4. I often think of what I should have done differently in my life. *This question is required.
5. My decisions are mostly influenced by people and things around me. *This question is required.
6. I believe that a person's day should be planned ahead each morning. *This question is required.
7. It gives me pleasure to think about my past. *This question is required.
8. I do things impulsively. *This question is required.
9. If things don't get done on time, I don't worry about it. *This question is required.
10. When I want to achieve something, I set goals and consider specific means for reaching those goals. *This question is required.
11. On balance, there is much more good to recall than bad in my past. *This question is required.
12. When listening to my favorite music, I often lose all track of time. *This question is required.
13. Meeting tomorrow's deadlines and doing other necessary work come before tonight's play. *This question is required.
14. Since whatever will be will be, it doesn't really matter what I do. *This question is required.
15. I enjoy stories about how things used to be in the "good old times". *This question is required.
16. Painful past experiences keep being replayed in my mind. *This question is required.
17. I try to live my life as fully as possible, one day at a time. *This question is required.
18. It upsets me to be late for appointments. *This question is required.
19. Ideally, I would live each day as if it were my last. *This question is required.
20. Happy memories of good times spring readily to mind. *This question is required.