I recently took a test that measures a person’s level of happiness. And I knew from the first question that I probably wasn’t going to do so well. 😐

The 10-question “Happiness” test, found on Oprah.com, is based on a scale of how closely the test-taker relates to the question or statement posed. The scale moves from “not true” to “very true” and makes statements such as:

  • I know who I am, and I like myself
  • My most important relationships get the most of my attention
  • I have a strong sense of purpose and/or I love my work.
  • I choose my attitude most of the time.
  • And so on…

My Result:

52 – 67 Semi-Happy

So, how are you? Watch out for answers like “I’m fine,” “Can’t complain,” “Mustn’t grumble,” “Not so bad,” “Could be worse,” “So-so,”—enough! Yes, you are surviving, but now it’s time to start thriving! Imagine if you were to raise your happiness levels by another 10 percent immediately—what do you think you would you be doing more of, less of or differently? Being semi-happy is safe, but it’s ultimately unfulfilling. Maybe it’s time to take a risk.

Not the highest score, I’m sure. But then, it wasn’t as bad as I expected. But yeah, I do need to work on having better answers to such questions.

All in all, it was eye-opening. If you have 5 minutes to spare (AFTER reading my blog ;)), pop on over to Oprah’s and take the test.

Leave a comment below, and let me know how well YOU do.




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