SURVEY: Your Outlook on Life

What is your outlook on life?

Here’s an early draft of a survey I’ve building as a pre-reading survey for the book I’m writing.  Sorry, but it’s not going to analyze your answers and give you some result—so it’s probably not the most entertaining survey.  But if you’re a reflective person, you’ll probably find it a useful exercise in self awareness.

1. My general outlook on life is:

a. Deliberately positive
b. Deliberately negative
c. Deliberately neutral—as in: “All things have equal merit/value.”
d. Deliberately neutral as in: “I don’t think it’s important to keep a positive or negative attitude; I just deal with the facts, whatever they may be.”
e. As far as I know, I don’t have any deliberate rule for my outlook on life.
f. I don’t know.
g. Other: ___________________________

2. When I am in a group and a problem arises, I am generally:

a. More interested than other people in finding a solution.
b. Less interested than other people in finding a solution.

3. In my view:

a. Life should be easy.
b. Life should be hard.
c. Life should be easy sometimes and hard sometimes.

4. Concerning my beliefs about politics:

a. I rarely discover that something or other I believe is wrong.
b. I frequently discover that something or other I believe is wrong.

5. Concerning my beliefs about religion:

a. I rarely discover that something or other I believe is wrong.
b. I frequently discover that something or other I believe is wrong.

6. “I spend a lot of time in deep thought.”

a. Completely disagree
b. Somewhat disagree
c. Neither agree nor disagree
d. Somewhat agree
e. Completely agree

7. “I have a firm grasp of basic logic.”

a. Completely disagree
b. Somewhat disagree
c. Neither agree nor disagree
d. Somewhat agree
e. Completely agree

8. “I have a firm grasp on basic probability.”

a. Completely disagree
b. Somewhat disagree
c. Neither agree nor disagree
d. Somewhat agree
e. Completely agree

9. “Generally speaking, my intuition is…”

a. Completely unreliable
b. Somewhat unreliable
c. Somewhat reliable
d. Completely reliable

10. “There are no absolutes.”

a. Completely disagree
b. Somewhat disagree
c. Neither agree nor disagree
d. Somewhat agree
e. Completely agree

11. “Everything is relative.”

a. Completely disagree
b. Somewhat disagree
c. Neither agree nor disagree
d. Somewhat agree
e. Completely agree

12. “People should correct themselves when they learn they are wrong.”

a. Completely disagree
b. Somewhat disagree
c. Neither agree nor disagree
d. Somewhat agree
e. Completely agree

13. “People should not judge others.”

a. Completely disagree
b. Somewhat disagree
c. Neither agree nor disagree
d. Somewhat agree
e. Completely agree

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