Beliefs Inventory

Beliefs Inventory

The Beliefs Inventory is designed to challenge your assumptions, generalizations, and beliefs about yourself and of your perception of others. This 100-question test is designed to highlight your personal strengths and the perspective you have on others. Often times, a change in perspective is necessary to allow you to become a better leader in your business, home and surrounding community.

Scoring will take time so please do not rush through it. Honest answers are imperative to identifying your strengths and areas for growth.

1.It is important to me that others approve of me.
2.I hate to fail at anything.
3.People who do wrong deserve what they get.
4.I usually accept what happens philosophically.
5.If a person wants to, s/he can be happy under almost any circumstances.
6.I have a fear of some things that often bothers me.
7.I usually put off important decisions.
8.Everyone needs someone s/he can depend on for help and advice.
9.“A zebra can not change his/her stripes.”
10.I prefer quiet leisure above all things.
11.I like the respect of others, but I don’t have to have it.
12.I avoid things I cannot do well.
13.Too many evil persons escape the punishment they deserve.
14.Frustrations do not upset me.
15.People are disturbed not by situations but by the view they take of them.
16.I feel little anxiety over unexpected dangers or future events.
17.I try to go ahead and get irksome tasks behind me when they come up.
18.I try to consult an authority on important decisions.
19.It is almost impossible to overcome the influences of the past.
20.I like to have a lot of irons in the fire.
21.I want everyone to like me.
22.I don’t mind competing in activities in which others are better than I.
23.Those who do wrong deserve to be blamed.
24.Things should be different from the way they are.
25.I cause my own moods.
26.I often can’t get my mind off some concern.
27.I avoid facing my problems.
28.People need a source of strength outside themselves.
29.Just because something once strongly affects your life doesn’t mean it need do so in the future.
30.I’m most fulfilled when I have lots to do.
31.I can like myself even when many others don’t.
32.I like to succeed at something, but I don’t feel I have to.
33.Immorality should be strongly punished.
34.I often get disturbed over situations I don’t like.
35.People who are miserable have usually made themselves that way.
36.If I can’t keep something from happening, I don’t worry about it.
37.I usually make decisions as promptly as I can.
38.There are certain people that I depend on greatly.
39.People overvalue the influence of the past.
40.I most enjoy throwing myself into a creative project.
41.If others dislike me, that’s their problem, not mine.
42.It is highly important to me to be successful in everything I do.
43.I seldom blame people for their wrongdoings.
44.I usually accept things the way they are, even if I don’t like them.
45.A person won’t stay angry or blue long unless s/he keeps her/himself that way.
46.I can’t stand to take chances.
47.Life is too short to spend it doing unpleasant tasks.
48.I like to stand on my own two feet.
49.If I had had different experiences, I could be more like I want to be.
50.I’d like to retire and quit working entirely.
51.I find it hard to go against what others think.
52.I enjoy activities for their own sake, no matter how good I am at them.
53.The fear of punishment helps people be good.
54.If things annoy me, I just ignore them.
55.The more problems a person has, the less happy s/he will be.
56.I am seldom anxious over the future.
57.I seldom put things off.
58.I am the only one who can really understand and face my problems.
59.I seldom think of past experiences as affecting me now.
60.Too much leisure time is boring.
61.Although I like approval, it’s not a real need for me.
62.It bothers me when others are better than I am at something.
63.Everyone is basically good.
64.I do what I can to get what I want and then don’t worry about it.
65.Nothing is upsetting in itself- only in the way you interpret it.
66.I worry a lot about certain things in the future.
67.It is difficult for me to do unpleasant chores.
68.I dislike for others to make my decisions for me.
69.We are slaves to our personal histories.
70.I sometimes wish I could go to a tropical island and just lie on the beach forever.
71.I often worry about how much people approve of & accept me.
72.It upsets me if I make mistakes.
73.It’s unfair that “the rain falls on both the just and the unjust.”
74.I am fairly easy going about life.
75.More people should face up to the unpleasantness of life.
76.Sometimes I can’t get a fear off my mind.
77.A life of ease is seldom very rewarding.
78.I find it easy to seek advice.
79.Once something strongly affects your life, it always will.
80.I love to lie around.
81.I have considerable concerns with what people are feeling about me.
82.I often become quite annoyed over little things.
83.I usually give someone who has wronged me a second chance.
84.People are happiest when they have challenges and problems to overcome.
85.There is never any reason to remain sorrowful for very long.
86.I hardly ever think of such things as death and atomic war.
87.I dislike responsibility.
88.I dislike having to depend on others.
89.People never change, basically.
90.Most people work too hard and don’t get enough rest.
91.It if annoying but not upsetting to be criticized.
92.I’m not afraid to do things which I cannot do well.
93.No one is evil, even though his/her deeds may be.
94.I seldom become upset over the mistakes of others.
95.“Man makes his own hell within himself.”
96.I often find myself planning what I would do in different dangerous situations.
97.If something is necessary, I do it even if it is unpleasant.
98.I’ve learned not to expect someone else to be very concerned about my welfare.
99.I don’t look upon the past with any regrets.
100.I don’t feel really content unless I’m relaxed & doing nothing.

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