A Quick Self Esteem Quiz

Here is a quick self esteem quiz that you might enjoy.

1. You and a friend agree to go to the movies one night. Your friend suggests seeing a movie that you don’t think you will like. What do you do?

(a) You suggest another and let them pick between the two
(b) You say yes to their first suggestion, even though you probably won’t enjoy it
(c) You say that you would prefer to see something different

2. How do you react if somebody points out a small defect in your appearance (e.g. that you have a piece of food on your chin)?

(a) You are happy that they told you so that you had a chance to correct it
(b) You are annoyed at them for making something of it, and you change the subject to something that will make them feel bad
(c) You act grateful, but you feel very embarrassed

3. An opportunity for promotion comes up at work. What do you do?

(a) You don’t think you’d get it, so you wait to see if the boss suggests that you should apply for it
(b) You apply for it, of course
(c) You don’t want it – you’re more comfortable in your current position, where you have everything under control

4. When you are telling somebody about your day (just a regular day), do you:

(a) Focus on the good things that happened, and what you did to resolve any problems
(b) Your instinct is to talk about the bad things, but you make an effort to think of some positives too
(c) You tell them about all the problems that you had, and if the other person tries to point out the positive side of anything that happened, you feel that they didn’t really want to hear about your day at all

5. What would you change about yourself?

(a) Everything – I’d rather be almost anybody but me
(b) Not much – if I wanted to change something, I would change it
(c) My circumstances – I’d like a more interesting job, to live somewhere different, to have a more satisfying relationship, etc

Self esteem quiz score:
1. (a) 2, (b) 1, (c) 3.
2. (a) 3, (b) 1, (c) 2.
3. (a) 2, (b) 3, (c) 1.
4. (a) 3, (b) 2, (c) 1.
5. (a) 1, (b) 3, (c) 2.

The maximum score on this self esteem quiz is 15 and the minimum score is 5.

A person with a score below 12 might benefit from attending a course, seeking therapy or doing some self-help exercises to increase their self esteem.

This self esteem quiz is provided for entertainment purposes only and does not represent any kind of psychological assessment. Above all, please do not feel bad about yourself if your score is low! If you think that you have low self esteem and this is having a negative effect on your life, seek treatment that will include an assessment of your individual needs that goes deeper than a quick self esteem quiz like this one.

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