THE CB IDENTITY QUESTIONNAIRE (CBIQ)
BY CHARLES BOYLE
Your response to the questions should take the form of:
a) You identify with this statement, absolutely.
b) This statement does apply to you, but only in part or sometimes.
c) You don’t recognise yourself in this statement.
If I had a different name, I would be a different person.
I like dressing up in clothes I wouldn’t normally wear.
I remember almost nothing of my childhood.
I think certain people are taller than me, even though in fact they’re not.
When I’m in company with other people, I find myself copying their mannerisms or habits of speech.
I often imagine being someone of the opposite gender.
I enjoy throwing things away.
Sometimes I feel I’ve been hacked into by someone else.
I see myself as a river, not a tree.
In most arguments, I can see right on both sides.
I often change my mind.
I’m happy to take psychotropic drugs.
When I hear someone in the street shouting ‘Stop thief!’, I think it’s me they’re after.
Tracing adult behaviour to childhood trauma is missing the point.
In films and books, I’m hopeless at following plots; I get distracted by the scenery.
I deal with fear and pain by imagining that I’m someone who feels no fear or pain.
When I answer psychological questionnaires, I tick the boxes that don’t apply to me.