Which of these adjectives describes you?
How much joy do you derive just from being alive?
Sometimes I feel joyful
Not joy, but happiness at times
How comfortable are you with yourself?
Usually reasonably comfortable
Not very comfortable
Imagine you have made a mistake. How easily are you able to understand your actions?
Very easily. I understand myself very well.
Quite easily, after a lot of reflection
I often have a lot of trouble with this.
I sometimes find this impossible.
You find some thoughts are distressing you. Are you able to control your thoughts?
Yes, I am very good at this.
I am often quite good at this.
This takes a bit of effort, but I can often do this.
I can rarely do this
I can really never do this
Life can be difficult, and you can't always control certain circumstances. But how much control do you feel you have over the way you react to the circumstances?
A high degree of control
A lot of control
Quite a bit of control
Not very much control
Very little control
You are spending the day alone. Do you enjoy your own company?
Yes, very much so! I love having time alone.
Yes, I most often do.
I very often do.
I occasionally do.
I never do. I absolutely always feel lonely and anxious.
You've gone back to school, and you have to take a philosophy course! How do you feel about this?
Very excited! I love thinking.
Glad! It should be interesting.
A little worried, but it should be fascinating.
Not very happy. I don't enjoy thinking very much.
Do you enjoy taking part in debates?
Yes, I love debating! I love thinking about ideas.
I enjoy debating on interesting topics!
I usually enjoy it quite a bit.
Once in a while I enjoy it.
Very rarely, or never
Do you enjoy meditation? Do you feel that you have developed the discipline of mind to be good at it? It doesn't need to be a formal type of meditation, but just meditation generally.
I love meditation. I'm very good at it.
I enjoy meditation, yes.
I like meditation, and I'm usually quite good at it.
I find I am effective at meditation sometimes, but often I'm not.
I'm not very good at meditation.
Congratulations! You are spiritually self-aware. It takes a great deal of reflection and wisdom to get to this stage of self-awareness, so you should be very proud of yourself.
Wow! You are super self-aware! You know yourself inside and out, and this level of wisdom gives you a great advantage in decision-making, and in living your life generally!
You are deeply self-aware! You have an unusually high level of self-awareness. Good for you! Many people are unwilling to do the amount of reflection and self-examination needed to gain this level of wisdom.
Good for you! You are still very much in the process of developing your self-awareness. You still have a way to go, but you are not one to shy away from the reflection and self-examination you will need to do. You are strong!
Growing in self-awareness
You are a very intelligent person, but you need to do quite a bit more work on your level of self-awareness. There's no need to feel bad about this, though! It's exciting to think that you still have the journey of self-examination and reflection before you!
More self-awareness needed
Have you ever wondered how self-aware you really are? You can find out by taking this quiz!