HAPPINESS QUOTIENT What's your happiness quotient???
There are many good reasons why so many of us are suffering from depression, stress or anxieties. These days, most people are affected to various degrees and at different points in their lives. The hardest part is usually to acknowledge our pain. Both to ourselves and to others. It doesn't need to be like that. Once we see and acknowledge our reality as it is now, we are ready and able to make changes. Always to the better, of course!
Now please go carefully through the following 25 statements and give yourself a grade ranging from A to F. And always remember no matter what the test results may be the depths of your depression (stress, anxiety) can become the heights of your happiness!
Grading Scale. An A means you give yourself a 90%-100% grade on this question. ( 5 score ). A B means you give yourself an 80%-89% grade on this question. ( 4 score ). A C means you give yourself a 70%-79% grade on this question. ( 3 score ). D means you give yourself a 60%-69% grade on this question. ( score 2 ). An F means you give yourself 59% or less on this question. ( 1 score)
1.) Most of the time, I have a great time! ABCDF 2.) I am content with my professional career ABCDF
3.) I listen to my inner feelings and let them guide me. ABCDF ABCDF 4.) Every day, I laugh and smile a lot.
5.) I rarely become annoyed or angry. 6.) People in general, like me and my company ABCDF ABCDF
7.) I don't get easily afraid of anything 8.) I rarely feel stressed out. ABCDF ABCDF
ABCDF ABCDF 9.) I adapt easily to changing circumstances. 10.) I don't feel the need to compete with anybody.
ABCDF ABCDF 11.) My life is a great adventure and so much fun. 12.) I don't spend much time worrying.
ABCDF ABCDF 13.) I feel the world is beautiful and full of opportunities. 14.) I sleep very well at night and wake up refreshed.
ABCDF ABCDF 15.) I usually focus on the solutions, and not the problems. 16.) I feel relaxed most of the time
ABCDF ABCDF 17.) I know my abilities and feel confident most of the time. 18.) I feel mostly fine, even when I'm alone
ABCDF ABCDF 19.) I have no regrets over past mistakes. 20.) To me, arguments are a waste of time.
ABCDF ABCDF 21.) I'm always open to new ideas and concepts in my life. 22.) I live the way I choose and I let others do that, too.
ABCDF ABCDF 23.) I don't blame or intimidate others to get what I want. 24.) If I'm not happy about something, I take the initiative to change it.
25.) I like myself the way I am. ABCDF
Result Your HQ test score is___ If you have scored in between
A) 125 105 : HIGHLY SATISFIED People who score in this range love their lives and feel that things are going very well. Your life is not perfect, but you feel it is about as good as life gets. Furthermore, just because you are satisfied does not mean you are complacent. In fact, growth and challenge might be part of the reason you are satisfied. For most people in this high-scoring range, life is enjoyable, and the major domains of life are going well - work, family, friends, leisure, and personal development.
B) 90 - 105 : SATISFIED People who score in this range like their lives and feel that things are going well. Of course your life is not perfect, but you feel that things are mostly good. Further, just because you are satisfied does not mean you are complacent. In fact, growth and challenge might be part of the reason you are satisfied. For most people in this high-scoring range, life is enjoyable, and the major domains of life are going well - work, family,friends, leisure, and personal development. You can draw motivation from those areas of your life that you are dissatisfied with.
C) 75 - 90 : SLIGHTLY SATISFIED You have an average score. The majority of people are generally satisfied, but have some areas where they would like some improvement. Generally people who score in this range have areas of their lives that need improvement, but would usually like to move to a higher level by making some life changes.
C) 55 - 75 : SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE IN LIFE SATISFACTION People who score in this range usually have small but significant problems in several areas of their lives. Or they may have many areas of their lives that are doing fine but one area that represents a substantial problem for them. Although temporary dissatisfaction is common and normal, a continual level of dissatisfaction across a number of areas of life calls for reflection. Some people can gain motivation from a small level of dissatisfaction, but often dissatisfaction across a number of life domains is a distraction, and unpleasant as well.
C) 35 - 55 : DISSATISFIED People who score in this range are substantially dissatisfied with their lives. People in this range may have a number of areas of their lives that are not going well, or one or two areas that are going very badly. If life dissatisfaction is a response to a recent event such as bereavement, divorce, or a significant problem at work, the person will probably return over time to his or her former level of higher satisfaction. However, if low levels of life satisfaction have been persisting for some time then some changes might be in order - both in attitudes and patterns of thinking, and probably in life activities as well. Further, a person with low life satisfaction in this range is sometimes not functioning well because their unhappiness serves as a distraction. Talking to someone can often help to get moving in the right direction, although positive change will be up to the person.
C) 35 and below : EXTREMELY DISSATISFIED People who score in this range are usually extremely unhappy with their current life. In some cases, this could be in reaction to a recent unhappy event such as the death of a loved one, or even unemployment. The dissatisfaction a person is experiencing can also be a response to a continuing problem, such as alcoholism or addiction. If you fall in this range, please speak to a friend, family member or counsellor for help and advice.