Carl Taylor


Here’s a quick 13 question quiz to get a baseline of how positive you are…

Answer the following questions as honestly as you can using this scoring system.

How to Assign Point to Answers…

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

Grab a piece of paper and write your answers to these questions

Question 1: When something unexpected forces you to change your plans, and you are quick to spot a hidden advantage in this new situation?

Question 2: Do you like most of the people you meet?

Question 3: When you think about next year, do you tend to think that you will be better off than you are now?

Question 4: Do you often stop to admire the things of beauty?

Question 5: 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?

Question 6: Do you praise your spouse / best friend / lover more often than you criticize him or her?

Question 7: Do you believe that the human race will survive well into the twenty first century

Question 8: Are you surprised when a friend lets you down?

Question 9: Do you think you are happy?

Question 10: Do you feel comfortable making yourself the target of your own jokes?

Question 11: Do you believe that, overall, your state of mind has had a positive effect on your physical health?

Question 12: If you made a list of your 10 favorite people, would your name be there on it too?

Question 13: When you think back over the past few months, do you tend to remember your success before your setbacks and failures?

Now Add up all your points to get your Points Total.

How to Interpret your Points Total…

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

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

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