Are You the Best Version of Yourself?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Are You the Best Version of Yourself?
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About This Quiz

Can you honestly say that you're trying to be the best version of yourself that you know you can be? Every human on the planet makes mistakes, but it's how you learn from them that helps you rise into being your best self. If you've been questioning your existence and wondering if you're doing a good job lately, you've come to the right place! Once you answer the questions in this quiz, we'll let you know if you're living up to your truest potential. 

Being your best version is a deeply personal thing. Every human has a different idea about what it takes to be their best, but there are a few basics that will measure how you're doing. As you go through these questions, you'll be presented with a few morally-based scenarios and asked about the way you see yourself. After you've answered enough of them, it will be easy to see if you're living up to your own expectations — or not! How well do you think you'll do? 

Being your best version means that you'll have to tell the truth or respond as tactfully as you can. Will your answers prove that you're giving your all, or will they reveal that you're still a work in progress? If you're ready to measure your progress, let's go find out!


1-Hard When you make a simple mistake, are you hard on yourself?
Everyone makes mistakes!
Mistakes are nothing more than learning experiences.
Ugh. I hate messing up.
I never make mistakes.

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2-Career Which part of your current life would you give two thumbs up?
Career
Interpersonal relationships
Health
Social life

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3-Goals Do you set small goals, or do you tackle the big stuff first?
I always set huge goals.
I set a series of small goals that lead up to a big goal.
I only set goals if I really, really want something.
I rarely ever set goals.

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4-Needs Do you tend to put the needs of others before your own needs?
I'm trying to get better at thinking of myself first.
I'm good to others, but I also make myself a priority.
I always put my family first.
No matter what, my needs come first.

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5-Grapes Would you say that it's right or wrong to taste test the grapes while you're shopping?
There are worse things you can do in a grocery store.
It's stealing!
There's nothing wrong with a taste test.
The free samples are enough for me.

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6-Soothe What do you do to soothe yourself when your stress levels are through the roof?
Naps are great for that.
I always get in an extra workout.
I treat myself to something small.
The best medicine is having a long conversation with a friend.

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7-Mail Would you open a piece of mail that was mistakenly delivered to you?
No, but I might throw it away.
That's illegal! Who does that?
I do it at work all the time.
If it looks interesting, I would.

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8-Appreciate How often do you let people know that you appreciate them?
I could stand to do that more often.
I tell them every chance I get.
It happens more often around the holidays.
I wait until they tell me first.

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9-Courage Which of these traits do you consider one of your weakest?
Courage
Sense of adventure
Agreeableness
Willpower

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10-Toy Teeth When someone asks your opinion, do you say what you're really thinking?
I always sugarcoat things.
If they asked, I'll say exactly what I think.
No, that wouldn't be good for anyone.
I tend to say what I think without being asked.

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11-Handshake What do you think others think of you when they first meet you?
I think they see me as being a little shy.
I'm sure they see how friendly I am.
You would have to ask them.
I don't care what they think.

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12-Person Are you more likely to follow your intuition or your sense of logic?
When I make a decision, I try to rely on both.
I'm extremely logical.
My intuition has never failed me.
I tend to do what feels right.

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13-Healthy Meal Using a percentage, how often do you eat healthy meals?
I eat healthy about 75% of the time.
95% of most meals are healthy.
I would say about 50%.
My life is crazy, so I'll go with 35%.

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14-Lost Wallet If you found a wallet on the sidewalk, what's the first thing you would do?
I would turn it into the nearest store.
I would look inside and see if I can find any contact information.
Knowing me, I would ignore it. Someone else will do something about it.
I'm going to see how much cash is inside.

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15-Volunteer How do you try to give back to your community?
I attend public meetings.
I volunteer.
I'm kind to everyone.
I don't cause any trouble.

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16-Grudge Would anyone say you're the kind of person who holds a grudge?
I have in the past, but I've realized that it's not healthy.
I let things go fairly easily.
I'm still mad at someone for something that happened in third grade.
I only hold grudges when it comes to my ex.

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17-Water Are you drinking enough water and getting enough sunlight?
I'm probably not getting enough of either.
I always make sure to get enough water, but I could stand to spend more time outside.
I don't drink as much water as I should.
Do you think I'm a houseplant?

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18-Comunicate Would you say that you're a skilled communicator?
I could say what I think a little more often.
Communication is one of my best skills.
I'm better at communicating at work than I am in my relationships.
You'll never be able to guess what I'm thinking.

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19-Traffic What kind of reaction would you have to being cut off in traffic?
Meh ... I have more important things to worry about.
I usually just let them in.
It would infuriate me, but I would stay calm.
There would be a few loud words.

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20-Saving Money Which of these things always makes you feel good about yourself?
Saving a little money
Helping out a friend
Keeping a promise
Doing a good job

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21-World In your opinion, what could the world use these days?
We could be kinder to one another.
I think we need a little more understanding.
I'm voting for common sense.
If we could all be honest with each other, that would be great.

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22-Gratitude What always makes you feel a sense of gratitude?
Having a warm place to sleep
Hearing that I'm doing something right
Knowing that my loved ones are good people
Always having food to eat

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23-Houses If we asked your neighbor to describe you, what word would they use?
Thoughtful
Polite
Quiet
Mysterious

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24-Talent Do you think you're putting your best talents to good use?
I'm doing my best.
No one wants to hear me yodel, but I'm doing great other than that.
I could be using my talents more.
I wish I could use them for something more meaningful.

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25-procrastinate Are you guilty of putting things off when you know they need to be done?
My life is so crazy, it's inevitable sometimes.
I never procrastinate.
I think everyone is guilty of that.
I could stand to be more on top of things.

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26-Anger When you're angry about something, what are you like?
Vocal
Proactive
Weepy
Vengeful

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27-Sleep What's the last thing you think about when you go to sleep at night?
I think about the things I need to do tomorrow.
I count my blessings.
I usually think about something I did 10 years ago.
I always wonder if I've remembered to lock the door.

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28-Recycle Can you say that you're doing anything to reduce your carbon footprint?
I take the recycling to the curb every week.
I try to live as efficiently as possible.
I turn off the water when I brush my teeth.
I have more immediate things to be concerned with.

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29-Mindful Would you agree or disagree to being called a mindful person?
I could use a little help in that area.
I would totally agree.
I don't disagree, but my friends might.
I somewhat disagree.

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30-Lauging Do you think that you spend enough time laughing?
I'm lucky to spend plenty of time laughing.
I wish I could spend all my time laughing.
I laugh at myself a lot.
I would settle for smiling more.

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