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November 1st, 2003

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05:46 pm
I just took this test, and came up with a score of 24, which included this bit:

What does your score mean?

This likely comes as no surprise to you, but you have relatively low self-esteem. Your answers on the test showed a lot of doubt about your own abilities, lack of self-love and some attitudes and beliefs that are contributing to your confidence problem.

They're right; it was about as much of a surprise as the sun rising in the east. This is probably a very, very large portion of the reason I'll be at home alone tonight with a pizza and some DVDs.

Of course, the bitter irony of the situation is that this (not-really-a-) discovery only serves to make me dislike myself even more.

Weak little bastard.

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Date:November 3rd, 2003 10:17 am (UTC)
The Self-Esteem Test: Results
Self-esteem is essential to our ability to function in a healthy way. Without the foundation of a solid sense of self-worth, we are unable to take the risks and make the decisions necessary to lead a fulfilling, productive life. A low self-esteem corrodes our love lives, careers, family bonds, and, most importantly, our internal sense of well-being. A high self-esteem, on the other hand, brings the high level of confidence, problem-solving abilities, and assertiveness needed to achieve what Maslow called "self-actualization"- a continuous desire to fulfill potentials, to be all that you can be. People who have positive self-esteem have healthier, stronger relationships with others. Positive self-esteem is not to be confused with self-centeredness or acting superior, which are actually attempts to hide negative feelings of self. A strong sense of self-worth actually creates a type of self-fulfilling prophecy: the more you like yourself, the more you begin to act in likable ways; the more you believe you are able to achieve something, the more likely it is that you will.

Your score = 73

If I had taken this test 6 years ago, it would have been much much much much much different.
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Date:November 3rd, 2003 10:52 am (UTC)
If I had taken this test 6 years ago, it would have been much much much much much different.

Five whole "much"es worth of different? Zounds. That is significant.

I begin to wonder if the act of taking the test, itself, doesn't change things a bit--i.e., if, while taking the test, one doesn't begin to snowball their answers one way or the other. For example, I wonder how many people start the test with answers closer to the middle, but then, as it goes on and they grow either encouraged or discouraged, their answers begin to fall closer to one extreme or the other.

Just a thought.


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