General Inattention

Below is a collection of statements about your everyday experience. Using the 1-6 scale below, please indicate how frequently or infrequently you currently have each experience. Please answer according to what really reflects your experience rather than what you think your experience should be.

There are 12 statements.


  1. I find myself doing things without paying attention.



  1. I find it difficult to stay focused on what's happening in the present.



  1. I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I am doing right now to get there.



  1. I find myself preoccupied with the future or the past.



  1. I tend to walk quickly to get where I'm going without paying attention to what I experience along the way.



  1. I snack without being aware that I'm eating.



  1. I rush through activities without being really attentive to them.



  1. I find myself listening to someone with one ear, doing something else at the same time.



  1. It seems I am 'running on automatic' without much awareness of what I'm doing.



  1. I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later.



  1. I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I'm doing.



  1. I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attention.