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



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



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



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



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



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