GRADE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM


Definition: A state of being - an honorable love and respect of one's self.
A dynamic, subjective presence in our body and mind.


POINT SYSTEM

NO, NEVER, FALSE 1 POINT
SOMETIMES 2 POINTS
MOST OF THE TIME 3 POINTS
YES, ALWAYS, TRUE 4 POINTS

     
CALM AND RELAXED
_____ You are at ease and in control when faced with difficulties and challenges.
WELL NURTURED
_____ You exhibit a sense of well-being and appear fully at home in your well nourished
and well exercised body.
ENERGETIC AND PURPOSEFUL
_____ You are full of life both mentally and physically.

_____ You enjoy working and undertake your responsibilities with enthusiasm.

OPEN AND EXPRESSIVE
_____ You communicate in a direct and straightforward manner.

_____ You can be spontaneous yet can also summon up superb emotional control.

POSITIVE AND OPTIMISTIC
_____ From the way you talk and act, you radiate the sense that you are expecting the
best from the people and the world around you.

_____ You rarely look helpless by worry and fear and do not appear to brood over regrets.

SELF RELIANT
_____ You are highly capable of acting independently and autonomously.

_____ You do not have to constantly seek the approval or opinion of others before
making decisions.

_____ You enjoy your own company and would not necessarily need others to work
efficiently or help you to relax.

_____ You take full responsibility for your own financial obligations.

SOCIABLE AND COOPERATIVE
_____ Even if you are naturally introverted, you are friendly and trusting of other people.

_____ In meetings and social gatherings, you do not crave more than your fair share
of attention.

_____ You are just as interested in listening to others as you are in having your own
voice heard.

_____ You can enjoy being a member of a partnership, a team or a community.

_____ You are usually willing to compromise and negotiate to secure a harmonious
relationship.

_____ You are never threatened by the success and happiness of others.

_____ Even though a natural leader, you are willing and able to share power and authority and delegate appropriately.

APPROPRIATELY ASSERTIVE
_____ You stand up for your own needs and rights but equally you can be relied upon to fight for justice for others.

SELF-DEVELOPING
_____ Although you have a high degree of self-worth, you are often self-reflective.

_____ You welcome constructive feedback and advice.

_____ You are usually engaged in some on-going educational or personal
development project.
Reference: Gael Lindenfield, "Build your Self-Esteem"

SCORE
Add all of your numbers and compare to scores below
23 to 50 - You can make significant progress towards a happier, richer life.
51 to 71 - You are close to taking control of your life.
72 to 85 - You are in charge of your life.
86 to 92 - You are an inspiration to all people you come in contact with.

"Don't be daunted by this description. Self-Esteem cannot be bought but it can be acquired. Successful behavioral changes begin
with believing that your health and well-being are important and worthy of your time and energy."



Health & Happiness!
Roger

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