Determine Your Style of Coping

Styles of Coping Word-Pairs

Read each word-pair in each row and place a check-mark next to the word that best describes you. Make sure you pick only ONE word or phrase in each row. If you are unsure which word best describes you, imagine what your friends or family members might say about you. If neither of the words describe you—pick the one that is the closest to how you would describe yourself. Make sure you pick one word from each row.

A

Impulsive

Impractical

Naïve

Vulnerable

Risky

Talkative

Disobedient

Fanciful

Fickle

Act without thinking

Animated

Changeable Mood

Haphazard

Wasteful

Affable

Impressionable

Erratic

Complaining

Reactive

Careless

Playful

Intoxicated

Self-indulgent

Laid-back

Unconventional 

Dramatic

Brash

Obvious

Vacillating

Unrealistic

Gullible

Unpredictable

Dependent

Improper

Chaotic

Susceptible

Unstable

Volatile

Excitable

Lax

Unsystematic

Thoughtless

Inattentive

Short-lived

Perky

Passionate

Immediate gratification

B

Deliberate

Practical

Worldly

Aloof

Prudent

Quiet

Dutiful

Realistic

Constant

Think before acting

Restrained

Stable Mood

Orderly

Frugal

Reserved

Not easily impressed

Predictable

Uncomplaining

Unreactive

Fastidious

Earnest

Clear-headed

Self-controlled

Hard-working

Conventional

Modest

Unobtrusive

Discreet

Determined

Sensible

Shrewd

Dependable

Independent

Proper

Organized

Impervious

Steadfast

Undemonstrative

Stoical

Precise

Structured

Thoughtful

Attentive

Enduring

Despondent

Indifferent

Delay Gratification

If you answer mostly A's, then you would benefit from DBT. If you answer mostly B's, then you would benefit from RO DBT.