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Test Your Self-Esteem. How do you feel about yourself? Is self-image or self concept a problem for you? This simple questionnaire can help you evaluate how you see yourself.

December 2000
By Walter Hudson

This questionnaire is designed to measure how you see yourself. It is not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. Please answer each item as carefully and accurately as you can by placing a number by each one as follows:

1 - Rarely or none of the time
2 - A little of the time
3 - Sometime
4 - A good part of the time
5 - Most or all of the time

  1. I feel that people would not like me if they really knew me well.
  2. I feel that others get along much better than I do.
  3. I feel that I am a beautiful person.
  4. When I am with other people I feel they are glad I am with them.
  5. I feel that people really like to talk with me.
  6. I feel that I am a very competent person.
  7. I think I make a good impression on others.
  8. I feel that I need more self-confidence.
  9. When I am with strangers I am very nervous.
  10. I think that I am a dull person.
  11. I feel ugly.
  12. I feel that others have more fun than I do.
  13. I feel that I bore people.
  14. I think my friends find me interesting.
  15. I think I have a good sense of humor.
  16. I feel very self-conscious when I am with strangers.
  17. I feel that if I could be more like other people I would have it made.
  18. I feel that people have a good time when they are with me.
  19. I feel like a wallflower when I go out.
  20. I feel I get pushed around more than others.
  21. I think I am a rather nice person.
  22. I feel that people really like me very much.
  23. I feel that I am a likeable person.
  24. I am afraid I will appear foolish to others.
  25. My friends think very highly of me.

Scoring: questions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, and 25 are reverse scored. This means you reverse the number values. 1 becomes 5, 2 becomes 4, 3 remains 3, 4 becomes 2 and 5 becomes 1. Then add up the numbers for each question and subtract by 25. The range of scores will be between 0-100 with 0 indicating the lowest self-esteem and 100 the highest. A score of 30 or above means you have a problem with low self-esteem. A score of 30 or below indicates no problem.

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