How Centered Are You?
by Annie B. Bond
This fascinating quiz gives us important information about the ways we usually relate to the world: through thinking, feeling, intuiting, sensing–or from a centered place which many believe is the goal of our inner work and healing, a place of deeper/higher consciousness.
Take this multiple-choice quiz and learn more about your basic nature, here:
1. Your lost pet is returned to you, but the finder refuses your offer of a reward. You
a. Are deeply moved by the refusal, though you would have done the same in that position.
b. Inquire about the expense incurred in returning the pet and insist that the other accept that amount with your thanks.
c. Express your gratitude for having met such a fine person as the finder.
d. Know the finder doesn’t need the money or he or she wouldn’t have refused it, so you extend thanks.
2. At a restaurant a waiter spills some soup on your jacket. While he is apologizing, the manager intervenes and threatens to fire him for being so careless.
a. You assure both the manager and waiter that the jacket has not been damaged and the incident is unimportant.
b. Recalling mistakes you’ve made yourself, you reassure the manager that no great harm has been done.
c. You convince the manager he should excuse the accident if the waiter will pay for dry-cleaning your jacket.
d. You make light of the incident and joke about it with your companions.
3. A new neighbor has asked you for a recommendation to your employer for a position that is available. You don’t know the individual well enough to give a competent recommendation but you
a. Are pleased to have the neighbor know you have influence, so you agree to the request.
b. Agree to ask your employer to interview the neighbor.
c. Have a feeling he or she wouldn’t be right for the position, so you refrain from arranging any meeting.
d. Do as asked so you won’t hurt the feelings of the newcomer.
4. You are in line at a supermarket with about nine items in your basket, when someone with a full shopping cart asks to go ahead of you so as not to be late for an appointment. You have ample time. You a. Perceive that the person is always late, so invent an excuse for refusing. b. Are happy to be of assistance, so exchange places and start a conversation with the person. c. Know what it’s like to be late, so agree to change places. d. Realize the other couldn’t save that much time by going first, so invent an excuse for refusing.
5. On a television show you are offered the choice between taking a stated sum of money or gambling on what is behind a curtain. You decide
a. To follow your impulses, since whatever you receive will be best for you.
b. According to whether you need the money or can risk losing it for something that may be worthless to you.
c. To gamble on the prize behind the curtain because you’re enjoying being on the show and want to prolong the fun.
d. On the basis of your success or failure in guessing correctly in the past.
6. Everyone is taking a turn at telling stories at a gathering. You choose the content of your story on the basis of
a. What you believe is most suited to the backgrounds and interests of those present.
b. Some possible future incident of a science-fiction nature that would intrigue your listeners.
c. Whatever seems most important to you at the moment.
d. The inherent fascination of the topic, so you can tell one of the most memorable stories.
7. Though you are happy in your present position and expect advancement, you are offered an immediate promotion in another part of the country. You decide
a. You will refuse the offer rather than leave your family, friends, and current business associates.
b. That while you have considered the situation, no clear alternative seems preferable, so on the basis of a hunch you decide it is or isn’t right for you.
c. After carefully considering the pros and cons of the matter.
d. That what is in your best interest will happen without any strenuous effort on your part.
Here is the key. Just note in which category you scored highest: