How Could You Be a Better Version of Yourself?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

How Could You Be a Better Version of Yourself?
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About This Quiz

The fact that you want to know how to better yourself already says a lot! People who aren't interested in change never ask themselves what they can do to be a better person. Since you're here, you've shown that you believe in yourself and that you're ready to step up to the plate for a little self-improvement. You're most likely already doing a great job, but what could you do better? 

Honesty will be the key during this quiz! In order to figure out what you could do to elevate yourself, we need to know where you are, how you think and where you want to go. Some of the questions might seem quite easy for you, but others might require a little soul searching. Whatever you do, be truthful! You'll only better yourself by getting an answer tailored to you. 

Will you need to undertake a major life change, or is there something you can do with your mind? Every human has something they can do to better themselves, but there's one thing in particular that you need to do now. Take a long, hard look at the way you do things before you answer, and take our advice to heart. 

1 mad dash Do you frequently find yourself in a mad dash to get everything done?
There are not enough hours in a day!
I usually rush around in the mornings.
It takes a lot to make me hurry.
I stop and smell the roses when I can.

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2 changing rooms Let's say your friend's backside does indeed look enormous in that outfit; do you tell them?
My friends aren't really concerned with that kind of thing.
If you don't want to know, don't ask me.
It's the honest thing to do.
"No, babe. It's on fleek!"

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3 driving lessons Which one of these life events do you think has shaped you the most?
Learning to drive
Meeting my best friend
Finding my inner voice
Trying sushi for the first time

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4 excercise Are you getting enough exercise and drinking enough water?
Who does that?
I'm getting enough exercise, but I probably don't get enough water.
I try, but I stand more of both.
Yes! I'm very strict about my health.

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5 sense of humor How would your friends describe your brand of humor?
Self-deprecating
Dad-like
NSFW
What sense of humor?

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6 spa When's the last time you indulged in a spa treatment?
It's not the same, but I got a haircut a while ago.
My toenails look like talons, and I need a massage!
I've never been to a spa.
It's been within the last year, but I could go for another round.

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7 mirror Would you say that you're your own worst critic?
That's a fact.
I'm only hard on myself about the big stuff.
I'm my own best cheerleader!
I know a couple of other people who might qualify for that position.

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8 proud of self If you could give one of your traits a perfect 10, which one would it be?
Ambition
Sense of humor
Humility
Organization

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9 driving How do you motivate yourself to do things you might be dreading?
Cookies do the trick sometimes.
Sometimes, I put them in the back of my mind until they disappear.
I just do them; there's no point in waiting.
I buy myself a small something I've been wanting.

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10 laundry Which of these things do you wish took up less of your time?
Cooking
Sitting at a desk
Laundry
Driving

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11 worry Do you worry a lot, or do you take it all in stride?
I could win medals in worrying.
I try to take it all in stride as much as I can.
I worry, but I don't think it's abnormal.
It depends on the source of stress.

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12 reflection What do you think when you look at yourself in the mirror?
"Look at that hottie!"
"Get it together, champ!"
"You're doing fine, kiddo."
"OMG. Is that a gray hair? This can't be happening."

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13 changes Are you a fan of sudden moves, or do you like to ease into things slowly?
It depends on what I'm dipping my toe into.
It's best to rip off the band-aid.
I like to slip into changes slowly.
I do what my gut tells me to do.

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14 others opinion Whether it's true or not, which of these words sums up the way you think others see you?
Awkward
Stubborn
Friendly
Reliable

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15 fall in love How long does it take you to invest your heart into relationships?
We could be here for a few years.
I tend to fall in love really fast.
All relationships are different.
It's been a long time since I've had to think about that.

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16 hold your tongue Do you hold your tongue when something gets your goat?
If it's really offensive, I'll say something.
If I'm thinking about it, you'll know about it.
I always manage to bite my tongue; it saves me a lot of trouble.
It depends on what's bothering me.

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17 competitive What kind of thing would bring out your competitive side?
I must win all the board games.
I didn't realize that I had a competitive side.
I'll compete for something I really want.
The last donut has that effect on me.

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18 tough times How do you get yourself through the tough times?
I pull myself up by my bootstraps.
I dig in and fight.
I go with the flow.
I call my mom.

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19 grateful Do you ever stop and think about all the things you're grateful for?
I keep a gratitude journal.
I really should do that more often.
I think about that stuff around the holidays.
I try to live with gratitude.

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20 insomnia If you can't sleep at night, what's on your mind?
The noisy neighbors
I never have that problem.
Tomorrow's things to do
The size of the ocean's bottom-dwelling fish and what they must think of humanity. Also, do they know Spongebob?

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21 try new things When you have to try new things, how do you approach them?
I dive right in!
I'm usually cautious, but I'm always up for something new.
I like to suss things out a little first.
I don't try a whole lot of new things.

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22 positive What are you feeling most positive about right now?
I think my relationships are moving in a positive direction.
I'm close to achieving a goal.
I'm earning a lot of respect at work.
There's an event coming up that I'm excited about.

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23 chatting Are you always the chattiest person at a party?
I'm the exact opposite of that.
I love being the life of the party.
I'm friendly, but I'm not overly chatty.
I'm usually too busy eating the party food to chat!

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24 buy on impulse How likely are you to buy something on impulse?
If candy bars count, I do that all the time.
I'm more of a penny pincher.
I tend to get what I want when I want it.
I'm oddly good at avoiding impulse buys.

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25 apologize Even when you know you're wrong, do you find it hard to apologize?
No way! If I'm wrong, I'll say so.
I don't like it, but I do it.
Ugh! I hate apologizing.
It depends on what I'm wrong about.

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26 good manners Are your manners impeccable enough to live in the American south?
I could stand to brush up a little.
My manners are great!
I have manners when I'm in public.
I try to be as polite as I can.

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27 visionary Do you get lost in the details or see the big picture?
I always see both.
I'm a big picture kind of person.
You'll find me obsessing over the details.
I just focus on the here and now.

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28 sensitivity On a scale of sensitivity, where would you put yourself?
I'm not all that sensitive, but insults bother me.
I'm practically made of armor.
I take everything to heart.
I'm touchy when it comes to the people I love.

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29 forgetful Are you forgetful, or do you remember every last word?
I remember everything!
What was the question again?
I've been more forgetful lately.
I remember all the important stuff.

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30 thoughtfulness Would you say that thoughtfulness is one of your best skills?
I think that's a reasonable thing to say.
I could use a little practice.
My other skills are much sharper.
I'm the most thoughtful person I know.

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