Self-Esteem Test: How highly do you rate yourself? .
Are you a happy and confident person with a positive attitude to life, or do you try too hard and blame yourself when things go wrong? Find out where you stand on the self-esteem scale with our quiz, compiled by chartered psychologist Dr. Terry Kellard.
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True 
False
Unsure
1- I often wish I could change places and be someone else. . . .
2- I find it very hard to talk in front of a group of people. . . .
3- There are lots of things about myself Iíd change if I could. . . .
4- Iím a lot of fun to be with. . . .
5- It takes me a long time to get used to anything new. . . .
6- Iím popular with people of my own age. . . .
7- People expect too much of me. . . .
8- I give in very easily.  . . .
9- Itís hard being me.  . . .
10- Many things in my life are all mixed up.  . . .
11- Other people usually listen to my ideas and follow them. . . .
12- I often think Iíd like to change my life completely. . . .
13- I often feel upset.  . . .
14- I am not as good looking as most people.  . . .
15- If I have something to say, I usually say it.  . . .
16- My friends understand me.  . . .
17- Most people are more popular than I am.  . . .
18- I usually feel as if something were pushing me.  . . .
19- I often get discouraged at what Iím doing. . . .
20- Things donít usually bother me. . . .
Check your score
  • Give yourself one point for every UNSURE answer.
  • Give yourself two points for every TRUE answer to the following questions and no points if you answered FALSE: 4, 6, 11, 15, 16, 20.
  • Give yourself two  points for every FALSE answer to the following questions and no points if you answered TRUE: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19.
  • Add up your total and check out your ratingÖ.
  • 35-40  Your self-esteem is strong, you appear very confident and secure. Have you been honest with yourself? If you have, take care that you donít come across to others as arrogant and opinionated.
    29-34  You have a healthy outlook and positive regard for yourself  which communicates itself to others. You work well and appear to be confident without being arrogant. Take care not to let events get you down and listen to the strong voice of your positive side.
    13-28  Your self-esteem is average. Things get you down sometimes but you bounce back. You may tend to blame yourself too much, so talk to someone you trust and share disappointments. You probably undervalue yourself.
    05-12  You tend to blame yourself, try too hard to please others and find this difficult. Your self-esteem is low. Perhaps you expect too much from yourself? Talk to someone you respect about this.
    00-04  You are giving yourself a hard time and blame yourself for everything. You seem unhappy and are probably over-sensitive to criticism and a bit depressed. Talk things over with someone you trust.

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