Current Experiences Inventory

INSTRUCTIONS: Below are a number of adjectives that you may or may not describe your experience today. Please rate the extent to which you agree with each of these statements.

1 – Very much unlike my experience today  – 2 – 3 – Neutral  4 – 5 – Very much like my experience today

1. I am absorbed in my private thoughts

2. I am against exploring new activities

3. I am against making any changes to my attitude toward life

4. I am against trying new ways of doing things

5. I am alert to the world around me

6. I am building on opportunities for my own progress

7. I am in tune with my surroundings

8. I am sensitive to other people

9. I am trying not to cloud my mind with new ideas

10. I am trying to define new goals for myself

11. I am turning my ideas into action

12. I feel as though I have original ideas

13. I feel detached from the world around me

14. I feel flexible in my thinking

15. I feel I am unaware of what others are doing

16. I feel like avoiding experiences that are unlike ones I’ve tried

17. I feel like I am closed off to new ways of thinking

18. I feel like rejecting others' ideas that aren’t like mine

19. I feel like seeking out new things to experience

20. I feel like taking mental “shortcuts”

21. I feel open to beliefs that challenge my own

22. I feel out of touch with my surroundings

23. I feel receptive to others' ideas

24. I want to experience life in novel ways

 

Current Experiences Inventory (CEI) Krech 2006

1. I am against making any changes to my attitude toward life 3

2. I am against trying new ways of doing things 4

3. I am building on opportunities for my own progress 6

4. I am in tune with my surroundings 7

5. I am sensitive to other people 8

6. I feel detached from the world around me 13

7. I feel flexible in my thinking 14

8. I feel I am unaware of what others are doing 15

9. I feel like avoiding experiences that are unlike ones I’ve tried 16

10. I feel like I am closed off to new ways of thinking 17

11. I feel like rejecting others' ideas that aren’t like mine 18

12. I feel like seeking out new things to experience 19

13. I feel open to beliefs that challenge my own 21

14. I feel out of touch with my surroundings 22

15. I feel receptive to others' ideas 23

 

4 factor CFA

IF Inflexibility: 3, 4, 16, 17, 18

FLEX Flexibility: 14, 19, 21, 23

ENG Engagement: 6, 7, 8

DE Disengagement: 13, 15, 22