Need for cognition scale

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1. I would prefer complex to simple problems.

2. I like to have the responsibility of handling a situation that requires a lot of thinking.

3. Thinking is not my idea of fun.

4. I would rather do something that requires little thought than something that is sure to challenge my thinking abilities?

5. I try to anticipate and avoid situations where there is a likely chance I will have to think indepth about something.

6. I find satisfaction in deliberating hard and for long hours.

7. I only think as hard as 1 have to.

8. I prefer to think about small, daily projects to long-term ones?

9. I like tasks that require little thought once I've learned them?

10. The idea of relying on thought to make my way to the top appeals to me.

1 I really enjoy a task that involves coming up with new solutions to problems.

12. Learning new ways to think doesn't excite me very much?

13. I prefer my life to be filled with puzzles that I must solve.

14. The notion of thinking abstractly is appealing to me.

15. I would prefer a task that is intellectual, difficult, and important to one that is somewhat important but does not require much thought.

16. 1 feel relief rather than satisfaction after completing a task that required a lot of mental effort?

17. It's enough for me that something gets the job done; I don't care how or why it works?

18. I usually end up deliberating about issues even when they do not affect me personally.