You know these people who seem to get ahead all the time? The type of people who have things and experiences you only wish to have? It’s their natural competitiveness and ambition that empowers them to do great things and propels them forward. They don’t seem to have problem staying motivated and are always so passionate about what they do; they seem so alive.
The test below is designed to measure the degree of your competitiveness. Before we begin, keep in mind that there is healthy and unhealthy competition. Unhealthy competition is the kind that stems from deep rooted insecurity or even pathology such as narcissism and sociopathy. It poisons your relationships at work and at home, and you fail even when you succeed because you are always anxious. On the other hand, healthy competition is a powerful motivator that helps you get ahead and contribute more. Hence, scoring very high on this test isn’t necessary a good thing and may mean that you need to slow down and relax a little.
Every line contains two opposite statements. Depending on which statement you lean toward the most, check the radio button that reflects where you stand — Agree Strongly, Agree, Agree Slightly, or Neutral (first three for the first statement, then neutral, then the following three for the second statement).
A+ agree strongly
A- agree slightly
|I almost never plan things in advance.||I would be lost without my to-do list.|
|My goals are vague.||My goals are clear and well-defined.|
|I am irrational.||I am a rational person.|
|I am lazy.||I am a workaholic.|
|I can’t think of anything new or original.||I am a creative person.|
|I am easily persuaded.||I am an independent thinker.|
|I am passive.||I am a leader.|
|I am irresponsible.||I am a responsible person.|
|I get stressed out easily.||I can handle stress very well.|
|I avoid risks.||I enjoy risk.|
|I don’t learn anything new.||I constantly learn and grow.|
|I like to relax.||I become restless when idle.|
Your result will appear here.