The way you deal with your emotions plays a major role in your ability to reach your greatest potential. These statements can help uncover how you cope with your emotions. Read the following statements and determine how often each statement applies to you.
Never = 0, Rarely = 1, Sometimes = 2, Frequently = 3, Always = 4
1. When other people achieve something big, I resent their success.
2. I go to great lengths to avoid uncomfortable emotions, like anxiety or sadness.
3. I feel really uncomfortable when someone is angry at me.
4. I lose my temper and say (or do) things I later regret.
5. My external circumstances determine what sort of mood I’m in.
6. I spend a lot of time worrying about the future.
7. I feel deeply offended by criticism or negative feedback, regardless of the source.
8. Fear prevents me from taking steps toward my goals.
9. My self-worth depends largely upon my achievements.
10. I avoid taking risks – occupational, social, or financial – because I’m afraid.
0-10 – You tend to regulate your emotions fairly well. However, there may be certain situations or emotions that can still hold you back.
11-20 – There may be times that your emotions hold you back from being your best and strongest self. Improving your ability to regulate your feelings could prove beneficial.
21-30 – You have plenty of room for growth. Learning how to regulate your emotions could help you take big strides toward reaching your greatest potential.
31-40 – You could benefit from new strategies to help you control your emotions so your emotions don’t control you.