Meridian Wellbeing Hypnotherapy - Wellbeing Quizzes
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These quizzes are from the University of California, Berkeley Greater Good Department focussing on Greater Good in Action - Developing science-based practices for a Meaningful Life to build happiness, resilience, connection and more with research-backed tools.

 
Take any of the following quizzes, all based on scientific research, to learn more about yourself, your emotional makeup, and how you relate to others.
The quizzes are also chock-full of practical tips for cultivating positive emotions and stronger relationships. GGSC Members can see all of their results on the Quiz Scores page.


 
Could your life be more awesome?
The scientific study of awe is relatively new; the Greater Good Science Center’s director, Dacher Keltner, has been one of its pioneers. Already studies have linked it to better health and increased generosity, and researchers are zeroing in on how to cultivate more of it in our everyday lives.

But how much awe do you experience in your life?

This quiz will help you find out. It includes items from three scientifically validated scales, along with some new items created for this quiz by Greater Good Science Center staff and members of Dr. Keltner’s Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory.

The quiz contains a total of 21 questions. Please answer them as honestly as possible—there are no right or wrong answers. The first 15 will be used to measure your level of awe; the last six will be used by our research team to understand how awe relates to factors like age, gender, and socioeconomic status. 

When you're done, you'll receive your awe score, along with feedback interpreting this score and tips for experiencing more awe. We'll report next month on what all the scores suggest about the Greater Good community.


   
Empathy Quiz
How well do you feel and understand what others are feeling?
Empathy is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. Research suggests that empathic people tend to be more generous and concerned with others’ welfare, and they also tend to have happier relationships and greater personal well-being. Empathy can also improve leadership ability and facilitate effective communication. But research also suggests that people differ in the extent to which they experience empathy. So how empathic are you?
The following quiz will help you find out. It draws from three scientifically validated scales that researchers have created to measure empathy: the , developed by Nathan Spreng and his colleagues; the , developed by Mark Davis; and the , developed by Sally Olderbak and her colleagues.
The quiz contains a total of 28 questions. Please answer them as honestly as possible--there are no right or wrong answers. The first 22 will be used to measure your level of empathy; the last six will be used by our research team to understand how empathy relates to factors like gender, birth order, and political orientation. 
When you're done, you'll receive your empathy score, along with feedback interpreting this score and tips for strengthening your empathy skills. 



Social Capital Quiz 
How strong are your social connections, online and off?

Our social connections are integral to our health and happiness, but connections come in many different forms. A lifelong friendship usually feels different than a casual acquaintance you make at a networking event or a friend you acquire on Facebook.

Yet according to research, we need both weak ties and strong ties in order to build “social capital,” which researchers define as the web of relationships in our life and the tangible and intangible benefits we derive from them.

So how much social capital do you have? Does your capital come from strong bonds to those closest and most obviously similar to you, or from connections to people spanning different backgrounds and circumstances? And in our increasingly wired world, how do your online relationships compare to your offline ones?

The following quiz will help you answer those questions. Based on a scale developed by Dmitri Williams, a professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, it measures the amount—and the sources—of social capital in your life, zeroing in on online vs. offline capital.

This quiz contains a total of 26 questions. The first 20 will measure how much social capital you have, while the last six will help our researchers understand how social capital differs between people. Once you have answered all your questions, you will receive your social capital score along with some more detailed feedback. 



Does your organization elicit gratitude--or make people feel taken for granted?

Research suggests that gratitude boosts morale and productivity in organizations--yet people usually don't express gratitude to or within their organization. In fact, people are less likely to feel or express gratitude at work than anyplace else.

This quiz measures the level of gratitude in an organization. The Greater Good Science Center developed it in consultation with researchers from our Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude project, along with input from Kim Cameron at the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. 

To take the quiz, think of one organization to which you belong, and keep that organization in mind as you answer the questions. The first 16 items assess how you and others feel, think, and act when you’re in that organization. There are no right or wrong answers, so please respond as honestly as possible. The final nine questions will help our research team see how people’s experiences of gratitude in organizations relate to factors like status, age, and ethnicity.

When you're done, you'll get your organization’s gratitude score, along with ideas for cultivating gratitude in the organization. 


Compassionate Organizations Quiz
Does your organization foster compassion or callousness?
 

While we often think about compassion as an individual quality, the organizations where we spend our time—such as workplaces, schools, places of worship, and community centers—can actually impact whether and how we respond to someone in distress.

This quiz measures the level of compassion in an organization. It is based on more than 10 years of research on compassion and organizations by the research collaborative CompassionLab and theCenter for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. CompassionLab has partnered with the Greater Good Science Center to develop this quiz especially for our website.

To take the quiz, think of one organization to which you belong, and keep that organization in mind as you answer the questions. The first 16 items assess how you and others feel, think, and act when you’re in that organization. There are no right or wrong answers, so please respond as honestly as possible. The final 7 questions will help our research team see how people’s experiences of compassion in organizations relate to factors like gender, age, and the size of the organization.

When you're done, you'll get your organization’s compassion score, along with ideas for cultivating compassion in the organization.



How big is your circle of concern?
 
Some people feel a strong sense of kinship with all members of humankind, no matter what differences or distances might exist between them; others have a tendency to keep those feelings closer to home.

The quiz below assesses how deeply you identify with all of humanity, independent of your identification with your country or community. It is a simplified, adapted version of a scale recently developed by Sam McFarland, Matthew Webb, and Derek Brown, psychologists at Western Kentucky University.

For the first 18 items, select the answer that best describes how you feel. There are no right or wrong answers, so please answer as honestly as possible. The last seven questions will be used by our research team to better understand how identification with humanity relates to factors like income level and political orientation.

When you're done, you'll get your score, along with ideas for increasing your feelings of connection to humankind. 


Stress and Anxiety Quiz
Do you feel like you're about to crack?
 
Is there too much stress in your life?

To find out, take this quiz, adapted from a scale developed by Peter Lovibond at the University of New South Wales.

For the first 16 questions, please indicate how much each statement applied to you over the past week. Answer the questions as honestly as possible; there are no right or wrong answers.

The last five questions are about you, and they'll be used by our research team to better understand how stress relates to factors like marriage and employment. 

When you're done, you'll get your score, along with resources for combating stress.



Compassionate Love Quiz
You might love your partner truly, madly, deeply. But do you love compassionately?

To find out—and get tips for becoming a more compassionate partner—take this quiz, which is adapted from a scale developed by researchers Susan Sprecher and Beverley Fehr.

Please answer the below questions as honestly as possible; there are no right or wrong answers. For the first 15 questions, please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement.

The last five questions are about you, and they'll be used by our research team to better understand how compassionate love relates to factors like age and gender. 

When you're done, you'll get your score, learn more about the benefits of compassionate love, and find resources for bringing more compassion into your relationship. 



Altruism Quiz
Are you a giver or a Grinch?

Tis the season for generosity. But how important is it to you to help others? To find out—and get tips for becoming more altruistic—take this quiz, which is based on a scale developed by psychologist Gary S. Nickell of Moorhead State University.

Please answer the below questions as honestly as possible; there are no right or wrong answers. For the first 20 questions, please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement.

The last five questions are about you, and they'll be used by our research team to better understand how altruism relates to factors like age and gender. 

When you're done, you'll get your score, learn more about the benefits of altruism, and find resources for boosting your habits of helping.



Gratitude Quiz
Are you truly grateful for the good things in your life—or do you take them for granted?
 
Grateful people are happy people, research shows. But how grateful are you? To find out—and discover steps for promoting even more gratitude in your life—take this quiz, which is based on a scale developed by psychologists Mitchel Adler and Nancy Fagley.

Please indicate how frequently you experience each of the items listed in the first seven questions; for the final eight questions, indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. The last five questions are about you, and they'll be used by our research team to better understand how gratitude relates to factors like age and gender. 

When you're done, you'll get your gratitude score, learn more about the benefits of gratitude, and find resources for cultivating more gratitude in your life.



Relationship Trust Quiz

 Is your relationship defined by honesty and dependability—or suspicion and betrayal?

Research suggests that trust is an essential ingredient to a healthy relationship, but we all know how hard it can be to sustain.

The quiz below measures how trusting you are. It is based on a "trust scale" developed by psychologists at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Think of someone with whom you have a close relationship, then answer as honestly as possible about how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.

When you’re done, you'll learn how trusting you are and find resources for fostering more trust in your relationship.



Mindfulness Quiz

Do you savor life or let everyday stresses control you? In other words, how mindful are you?

The practice of mindfulness has been linked to happiness, health, and psychological well-being, but many of us may not know exactly what it is, let alone how to cultivate it.

The quiz below draws on a mindfulness scale developed by researchers at La Salle University and Drexel University, led by psychology professor Lee Ann Cardaciotto. Please answer as honestly as possible about how frequently you experienced each of the following 20 statements over the past week.

When you’re done, you’ll learn more about what mindfulness is, how much you currently practice it, and how you can promote more of it in your life.



Forgiveness Quiz

When someone hurts you, are you more likely to turn the other cheek—or seek revenge?
 
 The quiz below draws on a scale created by forgiveness research pioneer Michael McCullough and his colleagues, offering insight into how we respond to those who do us wrong.

Before starting the quiz, think about someone—a friend, a spouse, a family member, a co-worker—who has hurt you. Then respond as honestly as possible to the following 12 questions with that person in mind, indicating how much you agree or disagree with each statement.

When you’re done, you’ll learn your score and what it suggests about your typical response when someone mistreats you.



Emotional Intelligence Quiz
How well do you read other people?

Facial expressions are a universal language of emotion, instantly conveying happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and much more. Reading these expressions is essential to compassion and empathy.

Take this short quiz to measure your emotional intelligence. Try to identify the emotion conveyed in each of the 20 photos. Each answer will pinpoint the exact muscles involved in that emotion and explain the subtle differences between expressions, drawing on pioneering research by psychologists Paul Ekman and Dacher Keltner. Some emotions appear more than once.

When you’re done, share your score and have friends take the quiz—and watch for our forthcoming empathy training tool, designed to improve your score.