Do you measure up to your own expectations?

Do you measure up to your own expectations?

Do you measure up to your own expectations?

Test How Well You “Measure Up”   A 10-Minute Self-Test

The purpose of this self-test is to give you a measure of your self-concept, and how it might influence your success potential.

There are no right or wrong answers! At the end of the test is a scoring legend you can use to interpret your results.

My most important ability or talent is: _____________________________________________________________________

What percentage of the people you know also have this level of expertise in this ability or talent?

a) From 80 to 100%                                                                           (2 points)

b) From 20 to 80%                                                                             (1 point)

c) From 0 to 20%                                                                                (0 points)

What percentage of the people in the entire world would you guess also have your level of expertise in this ability or talent?

A) From 80 to 100%                                                                          (2 points)

B) From 20 to 80%                                                                            (1 point)

C) From 0 to 20%                                                                               (0 points)

Do you feel you have better integrity and trustworthiness than most people?

a) Definitely yes                                                                                  (0 points)

b) Somewhat                                                                                        (1 point)

c) No                                                                                                       (2 points)

How would you rate your native intelligence?

a) Average for my educational level                                                 (2 points)

b) Smarter than most                                                                          (1 point)

c) Lots smarter than most people at my educational level          (0 points)

How do you rate your thoughtfulness and sincerity?

a) Unusually thoughtful and sincere                                                (0 points)

b) Somewhat more so than most people                                         (1 point)

c) Probably average                                                                             (2 points)

My greatest personality “flaw” is: ____________________________________________________________________

What percentage of the people that you know also have this flaw?

a) From 80 to 100%                                                                            (0 points)

b) From 20 to 80%                                                                              (1 point)

c) From 0 to 20%                                                                                 (2 points)

What percentage of the people in the entire world would you guess also have this flaw?

a) From 80 to 100%                                                                            (0 points)

b) From 20 to 80%                                                                              (1 point)

c) From 0 to 20%                                                                                 (2 points)

In your estimation, how critically damaging is this flaw to your life success?

A) Very damaging                                                                                (2 points)

B) Not overly so                                                                                    (1 point)

C) Not really a problem                                                                       (0 points)

What’s the probability you’ll achieve your major goals?

a) 80 to 100%                                                                                        (0 points)

b) 20 to 80%                                                                                          (1 point)

c) 0 to 20%                                                                                             (2 points)

Do you believe that your future will be better than your past?

a) Definitely                                                                                           (0 points)

b) Maybe, and maybe not                                                                    (1 point)

c) No                                                                                                         (2 points)

A friend gives you a tip about a horse that could win a race. Will you place a bet?

a) No way                                                                                                 (2 points)

b) Maybe                                                                                                  (1 point)

c) Why not                                                                                               (0 points)

Do you feel you are in control of your life?

a) Absolutely                                                                                           (0 points)

b) Sometimes                                                                                          (1 point)

c) Never                                                                                                    (2 points)

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Scoring Key:   Add up the total of your points from the preceding questions:

0-8 points:      You seem to have very strong “positive illusions” about yourself, your capabilities, and your potential.

You very likely tend to be optimistic, and spend more time being happy, than sad or depressed.

9-16 points:    You have a moderate amount of “positive illusions” about yourself and your potential.

But some subconscious negative messages from childhood may sometimes tend to hold you back from achieving your goals and true potential.

17-25 points:  You are very likely a committed “realist,” and have very few illusions about your potential and/or shortcomings.

You may sometimes experience depression, and may feel unwilling to “take a chance” at something new.

If you feel you need help with any of the above, contact me and let’s see how I can help.

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