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A Sample Test to Test Your Positive Thinking

Test Positive Thinking — To find out how positive you are, answer the following questions as honestly as you can using this scoring system:

Answers Points

  • Always or almost always 5
  • Usually 4
  • Sometimes 3
  • Rarely 2
  • Never 1

Put your score in the block on the right:

When something unexpected forces you to change your plans, and you are quick to spot a hidden advantage in this new situation? [  ]

Do you like most of the people you meet? [  ]

When you think about next year, do you tend to think that you will be better off than you are now? [  ]

Do you often stop to admire the things of beauty? [  ]

When someone finds fault with you or with something you have done, can you tell the difference between useful criticism and ‘sour grapes’, which is better ignored? [  ]

Do you praise your spouse / best friend / lover more often than you criticize him or her? [  ]

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Do you believe that the human race will survive well into the twenty first century? [  ]

Are you surprised when a friend lets you down? [  ]

Do you think you are happy? [  ]

Do you feel comfortable making yourself the target of your own jokes? [  ]

Do you believe that, overall, your state of mind has had a positive effect on your physical health? [  ]

If you made a list of your 10 favorite people, would name be there on it too? [  ]

When you think back over the past few months, do you tend to remember your success before your setbacks and failures? [  ]

Total Points [  ]


If the sum of all the scores is:

Above 55: Consider yourself a superstar – someone whose optimism is a powerful
healing force.

50 – 55: Excellent. You are a genuine positive thinker

45 – 50: Good. You are a positive thinker, sometimes

40 – 45: Fair. Your positive side and your negative side are about evenly matched

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Below 40: You tend to be pessimistic. Think of ways to improve your pessimistic. Approach to life.

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