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Tolerance For Ambiguity Scale


Instructions: For each of the statements below, please indicate to what extent the statement is characteristic of you. Please use the following scale:
1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 4 Neither Agree nor Disagree 5 Slightly Agree 6 Somewhat Agree 7 Agree 8 Strongly Agree
1. An expert who doesn't come up with a definite answer probably doesn't know too much  
2. I would like to live in a foreign country for a while.    
3. There is really no such thing as a problem that can't be solved.      
4. People who fit their lives to a schedule probably miss most of the joy of living.      
5. A good job is one where what is to be done and how it is to be done are always clear.      
6. It is more fun to tackle a complicated problem than to solve a simple one.      
7. In the long run it is possible to get more done by tackling small, simple problems rather than large and complicated ones.      
8. Often the most interesting and stimulating people are those who don't mind being different and original.      
9. What we are used to is always preferable to what is unfamiliar.
10. People who insist upon a yes or no answer just don't know how complicated things really are.
11. A person who leads an even, regular life in which few surprises or unexpected happenings arise really has a lot to be grateful for.
12. Many of our most important decisions are based upon insufficient information.
13. I like parties where I know most of the people more than ones where all or most of the people are complete strangers.
14. Teachers or supervisors who hand out vague assignments give one a chance to show initiative and originality.
15. The sooner we all acquire similar values and ideals the better.
16. A good teacher is one who makes you wonder about your way of looking at things.
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