Quiz – Are You A Self-Actualised Person?
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Quiz – Are You A Self-Actualised Person?

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18 February 2017

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Now that we have a clearer definition of self-actualisation, let’s find out how self-actualised you are. The results of this quiz will give you an intuitive representation of how close you are to achieving self-actualisation. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore and get to know yourself better. You might even want to compare your results 6 months later to see how far you’ve come!

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The highest you can score is 160 points. Read the statements below and score yourself from 1 to 10 based on how well you relate to the statement (1 = This isn’t me, 10 = You just described me perfectly!). Let’s get started!

1.     I have a more efficient perception of reality and more comfortable relations with it. I can accept the good and the bad, the highs and the lows, and I can tell the difference between various situations.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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2.     I am accepting of myself, others, and nature. I see reality as it is and accept responsibility for it. I am as objective as a subjective being can be in his perceptions.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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3.     I am spontaneous and I don’t get hung up on being as others think I should be. I am capable of doing what feels good and natural for myself simply because that’s how I feel. I do not try to hurt others, but I respect myself and my needs.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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4.     I am focused on problems outside of myself. I am concerned with the problems of others and the problems of society, and I am willing to work to try to alleviate some of those.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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5.     For all my social mindedness, I have a need to be by myself. I enjoy times for quiet reflection and I don’t always need people around me. I can be with the few people that I feel close to without feeling like I need to communicate with them. Just having their presence is sufficient.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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6.     I am capable of doing things for myself and making decisions on my own. I believe in who and what I am.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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7.     I experience a joy in the simple and the natural. Natural sights such as sunsets am beautiful to me and I seek them out. I can still enjoy playing the games I played as a child and I have fun in some of the same ways I did many years before.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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8.     I have experiences in which I literally feel I am floating. I feel in tune or at one with the world around me. Sometimes I feel as if I am, for a momentary period, part of a different reality.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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9.     I have a feeling of fellowship with all of mankind. I am aware of and sensitive to the people that I come into contact with.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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10.     I have deep and profound interpersonal relationships. I am capable of fusion, greater love and more perfect identification that other people could consider possible. I have relatively few friends, but those relationships are deep and very meaningful.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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11.     I believe in equality among all human beings, that every individual has a right to express him or herself. I also believe each person has his or her own strengths and weaknesses.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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12.     I know the difference between “means vs ends” and “good vs evil”. I do not twist these things in a way that hurt me or others.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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13.     I like to laugh and like to joke, but not at the expense of others. I am generally seen as good natured, even though I am capable of being very serious.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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14.     I can be highly creative. Creativity can be expressed in many manners, including but is not limited to writing, speaking, playing, fantasies and even cooking.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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15.     I am resistant to enculturation, and have in effect transcended my own culture. I have a strong individuality and I can make decisions about what is best for me and those I care about.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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16.     I am aware that I am not perfect. I acknowledge that I am as human as the next person, and that there are constantly new things to learn and new ways to grow. Although I am comfortable with myself, I never stop striving.

This isn't me    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    You just described me perfectly!

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TOTAL SCORE ______

If you’re not there yet, that’s okay. It’s all about the journey to being the best you can be!

  

Bibliography

Boyum, D. R. (2016). Characteristics of a Self-Actualizing Person. Retrieved from SelfCounseling.com: www.selfcounseling.com/help/personalsuccess/selfactualization.html
Thomas, T. (2016). Who Do You Think You Are?: Understanding Your Personality From the Inside Out. Morgan James Publishing.


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