Do You See Yourself as Others See You?
By: Mark Lichtenstein
About This Quiz
We each have a mental picture of ourselves, and that picture almost never reflects reality. How well does that picture reflect others' mental pictures of you?
Are you the life of the party?
Is there a party? No one told me...
Are you cool?
I don't even know what that is.
Are you a good listener?
I am, but I don't get to be very often.
Do you actually care what people think?
How many besties do you have - that is, folks you could call at 3 a.m. if you were desperate for someone to talk to?
Do you like yourself?
I'm at peace with myself.
Do you ever make a joke at someone else's expense, then worry you went too far?
The first part yes, the second, no
Does the sight of an empty calendar fill you with joy?
No, I feel like I'm not working hard enough.
It depends on the time of year.
Do you think you are good at relationships?
I'm terrible with relationships.
How long do your relationships typically last?
It depends a lot on the relationship in question.
Do people generally call you back and return your emails?
Were you popular in school?
As far as you know, is anyone at work avoiding you when they can?
One of my peers is, but everyone agrees he's a weirdo.
I don't get into politics.
Everyone agrees I am a weirdo, so everyone.
Do you curate your social media presence very carefully?
Yes, but more than my friends
I curate it very seriously.
What's an example of a white lie you told recently?
My friend's hair looked fine.
My friend's clothes looked fine.
My friend's face looked fine.
What's an example of a really bad lie you told?
My friend's significant other broke up with them.
My friend's significant other was cheating on them.
My friend's significant other didn't like his or her family.
My significant other knows my friend's significant other isn't the gender they claim to be.
Have you ever been caught talking smack about someone behind their back?
Yes, and I'm not proud of it.
Yes, and I'm proud of it.
No, and I'm not proud of it.
Have you ever fallen out with a friend because they said you were not honest?
Do you take a long time to choose an outfit when you go to see your friends, or just throw on whatever - they know what you look like, after all?
I just walk out with whatever is on my back.
I don't bother with much.
I try to spruce up a bit.
Do you compare your life to your friends' lives?
When someone gives you a compliment, do you secretly think they are just being nice or trying to manipulate you?
I think they're being nice.
I think they're being mostly nice.
I think they're being mostly manipulative.
They're definitely being manipulative.
Can you take a compliment by just saying, "Thank you", or do you feel obliged to demur by saying, for example, "Oh, no, I didn't do that all by myself"?
Do you feel comfortable hugging your friends?
Do you know how to take constructive criticism in the spirit it is intended?
Do you know how to give a critique in a kind way?
Do you shy away from confrontation?
Are you considered rude, as far as you know - but sort of in a good way most of the time?
Do you remember your friends' birthdays without Facebook?