10 Probing Questions to Unveil Your Authentic Self

How Well Do You Know Yourself? Discover Your True Self with this Personality Test

Understanding yourself and how others view you is important for personal growth, communication, and building strong relationships. A quick and easy way to gain insight into your true self is by taking the personality test developed by the Human Relations Department and made popular by Dr. Phil. This 10-question test takes only two minutes to complete, and the results can be eye-opening.

Grab a pen and paper, and let’s get started:

Question 1: When do you feel at your best?
a) in the morning
b) during the afternoon and early evening
c) late at night

Question 2: You usually walk…
a) fairly fast, with long steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

Question 3: When talking to people, you…
a) stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips or in pockets
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin or smooth your hair

Question 4: When relaxing, you sit with…
a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

Question 5: When something really amuses you, You react with…
a) a big appreciated laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

Question 6: When you go to a party or social gathering, you…
a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

Question 7: When you’re working or concentrating very hard, and you’re interrupted, you…
a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

Question 8: Which of the following colors do you like most?
a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or gray

Question 9: When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you lie…
a) stretched out on your back
b) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers

Question 10: You often dream that you are…
a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant

Add up your points for each question to determine your result.

Question 1: (a) 2, (b) 4, (c) 6
Question 2: (a) 6, (b) 4, (c) 7, (d) 2, (e) 1
Question 3: (a) 4, (b) 2, (c) 5, (d) 7, (e) 6
Question 4: (a) 4, (b) 6, (c) 2, (d) 1
Question 5: (a) 6, (b) 4, (c) 3, (d) 5, (e) 2
Question 6: (a) 6, (b) 4, (c) 2
Question 7: (a) 6, (b) 2, (c) 4
Question 8: (a) 6, (b) 7, (c) 5, (d) 4, (e) 3, (f) 2, (g) 1
Question 9: (a) 7, (b) 6, (c) 4, (d) 2, (e) 1
Question 10: (a) 4, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 5, (e) 6, (f) 1

Now, add up your total points to see your result:

Over 60 Points – Others see you as someone who should “handle with care.” You’re viewed as vain, self-centered, and extremely domineering. People may admire you and want to be like you, but they don’t always trust you and hesitate to get too deeply involved with you.

51 to 60 Points – Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, and rather impulsive personality. You’re a natural leader who’s quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. You’re bold and adventurous, willing to try anything once, and you radiate excitement, making people want to be in your company.

41 to 50 Points – Others see you as lively, charming, and amusing. You’re always in the center of attention, but you’re balanced enough not to let it go to your head. You’re kind, considerate, and understanding, always ready to help cheer someone up.

31 to 40 Points – Others see you as sensible, cautious, and practical. You’re clever, talented, and gifted, but you’re also modest. You don’t make friends too easily, but the friendships you do form are extremely loyal, and you expect the same loyalty in return.

21 to 30 Points – Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. You’re cautious and extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder who examines everything from all angles before making a decision. Your friends would be surprised if you ever acted impulsively.

Under 21 Points – People view you as shy, nervous, and indecisive. They see you as someone who needs to be taken care of and doesn’t want to get involved in anything or anyone. Some may even find you boring. Only your closest friends know the real you.

In conclusion, taking a personality test like this can help you gain valuable insight into who you are and how others perceive you. Use this information to grow and develop stronger relationships with those around you. Remember, no result is good or bad, but rather an opportunity to learn more about yourself.

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