This is not a measure of mental illness. Neither is it a researched, stratified, item with norms and a statistical foundation. Rather, it is simply a gathering of items which Doc believes interfere with living life in a beneficial manner. The proof is in your pudding. You decide.
Any of these apply to you?
- No need to practice on small problems.
- I do not need any help solving a problem.
- No interest to learn problem solving skills.
- Problem solving is best done by other people.
- Finding the cause of a problem is not necessary.
- There is no benefit to watch how others solve problems.
- Problem solution occurs best when you just wade in and start.
- Acquiesce to the opinions of others, then feel angry with yourself.
- Big problems, especially complicated ones, are too difficult to solve.
- Big problems need solution skills; small problems take care of themselves.
- Specific experience or training is unnecessary for skill to solve problems.
- It is best to focus on the problem, not the solution in order to solve a problem.
There is no score sheet. Give yourself a ‘most often’ YES or ‘most often’ NO answer. (There is no 100% correct answer.) Then decide if there is something you want to change.