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QOD #1
 If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one superhuman ability, what would it be?  Explain your choice.  

QOD #2 Do you currently engage (or have you ever engaged) in superstitious behavior?  Explain the superstition and why you believe in it.   If you don’t believe in superstitions explain why. 

QOD #3 Have you ever broken a bad habit?  If so, how?  If not, do you have a bad habit you would like to break?  Why?

QOD #4 Describe a personal experience where you learned a ‘life lesson’.  Give a brief description of the event and what you learned from it.  

QOD #5 For $1,000,000 would you be willing to never see or talk with your best friend?  Explain your answer.

QOD #6 Describe a period in your life when you've been ‘attached’ to a person or an object.  
How and why did it end?  (think childhood) 
Or if the attachment is ongoing (like your cell phone or significant other,) then explain why this attachment developed and estimate how long this attachment will last.  

QOD #7
 How much will power do you have?  Explain a situation where you have shown or not shown when you have used will power. 

QOD #8 What is your favorite memory?  Describe it. Explain its importance.  What if anything would you change about it?

QOD #9 If you could have any 5 people (living or dead) over for dinner, who would it be?  Explain your choices.  

QOD #10
 Would you want your significant other to be both smarter and more attractive than you?  Explain your answer.  

QOD #11
If you had the choice of one intimate soul mate and no other close friends, or of no such soul mate, and many friends and acquaintances, which would you choose? Explain your reasoning. 

QOD #12 What are your “special abilities”? (What are you really good at doing?) Explain.  

QOD #13 Why are first impressions so important? What do you notice first?  Is there a first impression where you would like a do-over?  

QOD #14 If you could change one thing about the way your parents raised you what would it be? Explain your choice. 

QOD #15
 Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?  Why or why  not?  

QOD #16 Describe the ‘perfect date’ with a person you love. 

QOD #17 What do you value most in a relationship? Explain your answer.

QOD #18 If you were having difficulty on an important test and could safely cheat by looking at someone else’s paper, would you do so?  Explain your choice.  

QOD #19 
Moral Dilemma: 
You are a paramedic who is a week away from marriage. During an emergency situation when your partner is out you are called to the scene of an accident. You arrive and are in shock to see your fiancé in the car. Your fiancé is badly hurt, and the only thing you can hear him/her say is "I'm very sorry," before he/she is becomes unconscious. Clueless to what he/she meant, you find another person in the passenger seat, and in the car you also notice a picture of the two of them in a very risqué position and quickly realize that your fiancé was having an affair with this person. This other person is badly hurt and will more than likely die if not given medical attention immediately. Your fiancé is in a less severe situation, but both are in dire need of medical attention and you can only save one. Who do you attend to first? Explain your reasoning. 

QOD #20 Would you have one of your fingers surgically removed (your choice of fingers) if it somehow guaranteed immunity from all major diseases?  Explain your decision.  

QOD #21
 In what ways do you communicate with others the most? Be honest… do you use spoken words, written/texted words- along with memes, emojis, other forms of technology, or non verbal communication.  If your answer is a combination discuss how and when you use these forms. 

QOD #22
When is it okay to lie?  Give an example.  Do white lies and exaggerations count?  Why or why not?  

QOD #23 If you could be totally invisible for 24 hours and were completely assured that you would not be detected or held responsible for your actions, what would you do?  

QOD #24 Have you ever inappropriately laughed in a situation?  Describe the situation.  How difficult was it to stop? Were you embarrassed by your behavior? Why or why not? 
If you haven’t (and I don’t believe you) have you ever witnessed this occurrence?  Describe the situation. Were you embarrassed for the person?  Why or why not? 

QOD #25 Have you ever been labeled unfairly? Describe the situation and how it felt. 
OR…  Have you ever labeled someone and found it to be untrue? Describe the situation and how you found out that it wasn’t a fair assessment of the person. 

QOD #26 Be honest... do you have any personality flaws that you would change?  For example, interrupting others, gossiping, procrastinating, saying yes to a favor you don’t want to do, avoidance, ignoring conflict, etc...
If not, (and once again I don’t believe you) what is your best personality characteristic? 

QOD #27 When is the last time you thought someone didn't like you? Why did you think that? Were you right? Make sure to explain your response. 

QOD #28 Do you think you judge others and their actions harder than you do yourself?  Explain your reasoning. 

QOD #29 If your friends and acquaintances were willing to bluntly and honestly tell you what they really think of you, would you want them to? Why or why not? 

QOD #30 If you decided to do something and your friends strongly advised you not to, would you do it anyway?  Explain your reasoning with an example. 

QOD #31 Are you okay with going to the movies alone? Dinner? Why or why not?  

QOD #32 Which would you prefer:
A wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure-intoxicating success and stunning setbacks
Or a happy, secure predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?
Explain your rationale.

QOD #33 How much money (per year) do you think it will take to make you content as an adult?  
How do you plan to obtain that amount? (keep it legal)  

QOD #34
 Describe a time when you have obeyed (or conformed to) someone and regretted it. Explain the situation and how you would handle it differently. 

QOD #35 Do you have a phobia (an irrational fear of something)?  If so, what is it?  How do you think it developed?  
If not, what do you think the most common phobia is?  Why do you think this?  

QOD #36 What is the difference between infatuation and love? Make sure to give examples of both and explain your reasoning.  

QOD #37 What is something of value that you learned in Psychology class? Explain the concept, theory, study, term, psychologist, etc... and how it relates to your life. 
  








Do Describe a personal experience where you learned
a ‘life lesson’.  Give a brief description of the event and what you learned from it.  
you currently engage (or have you ever engaged) in superstitious behavior?  Explain the superstition and why you believe in it.   If you don’t believe in superstitions explain why. 
Do you currently engage (or have you ever engaged) in superstitious behavior?  Explain the superstition and why you believe in it.   If you don’t believe in superstitions explain why. 



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