How Does Your Attitude Measure Up?
A positive attitude makes work and life more rewarding. Good things seem to happen to people with positive attitudes. Because they seem to be full of energy and enthusiasm, positive people are fun to be with. On the other hand, negative people can be challenging to be around.
You may spend up to 40% of your waking hours at work. Since your attitude goes a long way toward making work a pleasure or a pain, it makes sense to take a positive attitude with you to work!
To find out how positive your attitude is, try the following quick quiz. Beside each question, select or write the number for the response that best describes you most of the time. Work quickly and go with your first reaction.
Scoring: Click the "Calculate" button or add up your score. There are 35 questions so the highest possible total is 105. Check the ratings below.
|95 - 105
||Terrific! You really are a positive person.|
|75 - 94
||Well done. Your positive attitude will take you far.|
|45 - 74
||Be aware that you are a bit negative sometimes.|
|Less than 45
||Try improve your attitude, especially in the areas where you responded with a 1.|
A positive attitude lets you find satisfaction in every aspect of your life. Your positives will help you
- adapt to change
- find work and keep it
- build your career
- balance your lifestyle
- make the most of learning opportunities
- create more satisfying relationships
People are not usually born with positive or negative attitudes—they learn them through experience. This means you can get rid of a negative attitude that does not support you and replace it with a positive one that does.
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