Without the slightest hint of professional training in the field of psychology, and with knowledge gained only through “life experience,” I offer the following quiz to determine your level of insecurity.
Without the slightest hint of professional training in the field of psychology, and with knowledge gained only through “life experience,” I offer the following quiz to determine your level of insecurity. Check one response, unless you don’t feel your opinion has any merit.
Do you hesitate to go through automatic doors because you don’t want to impose?
- I’d answer this, but I don’t want to give offense to automatic-door manufacturers.
When the girl at the supermarket cash register asks, “Paper or plastic?” do you respond:
- What do you recommend?
- Whatever’s the very least trouble.
- I don’t deserve bags. I’ll make several trips.
If you were an animal, would you be a -
- Spider monkey
Have you ever confessed to any untoward acts you really didn’t commit?
- Yes, yes, yes. I did it. I did it. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.
If the steak you ordered in a restaurant isn’t cooked as you requested, do you -
- Send it back.
- Eat it without complaint.
- Bring it home and feed it to your neighbor’s dog, the one that bit you.
As a child, did you ever win in “musical chairs?”
- Do moral victories count?
What does the phrase, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” mean to you?
- I should maintain my car better.
- I always forget to buy an adequate amount of grease.
- It’s part of a country and western song.
If someone asks your opinion, do you -
- Speak your mind.
- Tell them what you think they want to hear.
- Just put me down for how most people answer this question.
I would now analyze the results of this quiz, but I really don’t believe anyone would pay any attention to what I think.
Frank Mulligan is an editor in GateHouse Media New England’s Plymouth office, and can be reached at email@example.com. This is a classic column, not because it’s necessarily any good but because it appeared in a prior edition.