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Self Esteem Assessment Questions

Below are a set of self esteem assessment questions that you can answer as either 'True' or 'False', as applicable to you.

Since the questions are based on what you think and feel, your answers will always be true to you - there's no universal right or wrong answer.

You will need about 10 minutes of quiet time, a pencil and a piece of paper. To get the best out of this assessment, try to be as honest as you can when answering the questions. If you do not know an answer to a question, just leave it blank and do not answer it.

A scoring key to this self esteem assessment, along with an interpretation of your score is provided at the bottom of the page.

Self Esteem Assessment

  1. Speaking in front of a group of people is difficult and uncomfortable for me. True/False
  2. I feel anxious and insecure before new people.
  3. Being singled out in a group is perfectly okay with me.
  4. I don't enjoy being in the company of other people very much.
  5. I am often asked to repeat myself when I speak.
  6. I have confidence in my abilities to reach my goals.
  7. I often end up doing things for others, that I don't enjoy or like.
  8. I don't try new things easily, because I am afraid I may mess up.
  9. I can take quick decisions when needed.
  10. In arguments, I often give in quickly.
  11. Criticism or rebuke upset me deeply.
  12. I am proud of my accomplishments, skills and talents.
  13. I need to be told what to do, instead of facing the burden of figuring it out myself. True/False
  14. I often prefer to seek others approval for my words and actions.
  15. I am proud of the work that I deliver.
  16. I often put myself down when speaking with others.
  17. I often find myself apologizing in conversations.
  18. I am not ashamed to admit my mistakes, even if it is just to myself.
  19. I am not dependable.
  20. I feel I am not good enough to deserve success.
  21. I am a reasonably happy person.
  22. I think most people look nicer than I do.

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scoring key

For every third question (questions 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21), give yourself 1 point if you answered 'True', and 0 points if you answered 'False' or left it blank.

For rest of the questions, give yourself 1 point if you answered 'False', and 0 points if you answered 'True' or left it blank.

interpretation of your score

17 or higher: Your Self Esteem is likely very good, and you are quite comfortable with yourself, and being yourself. Keep it up!

6 through 16: Your Self Esteem is likely in the average region. Most people will fall in this range. While you may be comfortable with certain aspects of your personality, there may be areas of your self esteem that can benefit from a push.

5 or less: Your Self Esteem is on the lower side and could definitely use a boost.

If your score is less than 17, analyzing each question in this self esteem assessment, and your answer to it, will help you identify areas of self esteem that might require attention.

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