Weekend Quiz

Thanks to Facebook, I know what sort of pizza I am, what my mental age is according to the sundae I put together, and which Disney Prince I am meant to marry. But I do know myself, all the light and darkness of my fears and hopes. While talking to a friend yesterday about self-awareness, I suggested that therapy helps you know who you are and I think that often people don’t pursue therapy because they don’t like what they see in themselves.

So how about we do a quiz. The therapy quiz to help you find out about yourself. I will put my answers down to show you it’s not so hard and then you can do yours. you don’t have to share it with anyone, but it is a great step to understanding your fine self.

Happy Saturday peeps. You’re all ace!

  1. What are my strengths?
  2. What are my short-term and long-term goals?
  3. Who matters most to me?
  4. What am I ashamed of?
  5. What do I like to do for fun?
  6. What new activities are I willing to try?
  7. What am I worried about?
  8. What are my values? What do I believe in?
  9. If I could have one wish it would be….?
  10. Where do I feel safest?
  11. What or who gives me comfort?
  12. If I wasn’t afraid I would…?
  13. What is my proudest accomplishment?
  14. What is my biggest failure?
  15. Am I a night owl or an early bird?
  16. What do I like about my job? What do I dislike?
  17. What does my inner critic tell me?
  18. What do I do to show myself self compassion and self care?
  19. Am I am introvert or extrovert?
  20. What am I passionate about?
  21. What is my happiest memory?
  22. What do my dreams tell me?
  23. What is my favorite book, movie, music, food, colour, baby animal?
  24. What am I grateful for?
  25. When I am feeling down, I like to…?
  26. I know I’m stressed when I…

And here are my answers:

  1. What are my strengths? Resilience, research, being an advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves, problem solve, seeing clear strategies on moving forward.
  2. What are my short-term and long-term goals? Short term: Move house and get my daughter settled at University and son settled at school. Long term: Lose a fuck-ton of weight and look after myself.
  3. Who matters most to me? My family and friends, and dogs!
  4. What am I ashamed of? When I have been quick to judge and unkind.
  5. What do I like to do for fun? Scrounge op-shops and second-hand book stores, and find bargains!
  6. What new activities are I willing to try? I would like to start to ride a bike again. Haven’t ridden one since uni.
  7. What am I worried about? My kids and my sister.
  8. What are my values? What do I believe in? I value joy, family and culture. I believe in a holistic universe and the power of connection.
  9. If I could have one wish it would be….? That my sister gets through a tough time safely and with self- awareness and readiness to walk a new path.
  10. Where do I feel safest? When I am home on the sofa with a cup of tea by my side.
  11. What or who gives me comfort? My friends who have shown great love and compassion to me,  Fiona, Jonah, Senta, Andy, Dean, Dora, Rach, Ris, Anna, Et Al, my mum, Dave and my dogs.
  12. If I wasn’t afraid I would…? Kick ass!
  13. What is my proudest accomplishment? Professionally- transitioning to being a writer at age 38. Personally- raising kids who aren’t arseholes.
  14. What is my biggest failure? Putting weight back on after losing it. I know people think less of me since I’ve become a giant planet.
  15. Am I a night owl or an early bird? Early bird!
  16. What do I like about my job? What do I dislike? II love the when the idea comes, growing slowly in your mind and then seeing it in the printed form of a book in your hand. I dislike the process between these.
  17. What does my inner critic tell me? I am too old and my work is derivative.
  18. What do I do to show myself self compassion and self-care? I nap. I potter in the garden. I read poetry.
  19. Am I am introvert or extrovert? Used to be extrovert, becoming more introvert as I get older.
  20. What am I passionate about? Human rights.
  21. What is my happiest memory? I don’t have a particular one but I know the feeling when it’s happening.
  22. What do my dreams tell me? That I have a very active subconscious! Also, they often tell me when people are pregnant.
  23. What is my favorite book, movie, music, food, colour, baby animal? Book- Jane Eyre. Movie- To Catch a Thief. Music- Bach. Food- Greek food. Colour – French navy. Baby animal – elephant
  24. What am I grateful for? My health and my family and friends.
  25. When I am feeling down, I like to…? Watch dog rescue videos on Youtube.
  26. I know I’m stressed when I… Bite my nails and forget words when I’m speaking.
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2 thoughts on “Weekend Quiz”

  1. Hi Kate
    I have never done this before but this year I wanted to let go of my fear of being judged so this is a great step. Here goes!

    1. What are my strengths? Resilience, empathetic, organised, nurturer
    2. What are my short-term and long-term goals? Short term: Recover well from broken foot, help dad recover well from broken knee, patience through it all, Long term: Be the best grandmother ever ( daughter has a baby at end of March), Find my place in Volunteering ( Human rights) buy and flip houses ( short term renovations)
    3. Who matters most to me? My family, my friends, my pets,
    4. What am I ashamed of? The times I knew I could have tried harder but I didn’t. When I have been selfish
    5. What do I like to do for fun? Read, laugh with friends, hiking
    6. What new activities are I willing to try? Learn a musical instrument, Pilates
    7. What am I worried about? I worry about everything. Today I am worried about Russia decriminalising Domestic Violence. I worry about my dad, my daughter.
    8. What are my values? What do I believe in? Values: family, mental and physical wellbeing, open-mindedness, creativity, tolerance. What do I believe in? It took me a long time but I believe we are meant to look for happiness. A forgiving diverse world.
    9. If I could have one wish it would be….? A safe birth for my daughter and her baby.
    10. Where do I feel safest? At home, with my love and I must admit some spare change for life’s emergencies.
    11. What or who gives me comfort? Kate, you often give me comfort through your words so I will say words. Friends, hugs and that saying ‘this too shall pass’. Thinking that my mother is looking over me gives me the most comfort.
    12. If I wasn’t afraid I would…? Have had more children.
    13. What is my proudest accomplishment? My daughter. My personal growth from a very damaged teenager to a kind compassionate adult ( I could have gone either way)
    14. What is my biggest failure? Social events. Awkward around strangers.
    15. Am I a night owl or an early bird? I really want to be an early bird.
    16. What do I like about my job? What do I dislike? Interior design: love the creativity, dislike the administration.
    17. What does my inner critic tell me? I am not good enough.
    18. What do I do to show myself self compassion and self care? I got to know myself instead of ignoring the shouts, I listened. I try to rest more.
    19. Am I am introvert or extrovert? Introvert
    20. What am I passionate about? Human rights. Family.
    21. What is my happiest memory? Every time my daughter says ‘I love you’. It is my happiest memory until the next time she says it.
    22. What do my dreams tell me? I am not sure. I dream about events that have already happened. Maybe I am not getting the message.
    23. What is my favorite book, movie, music, food, colour, baby animal? Book: The Madness of a Seduced Woman – Susan Fromberg Schaeffer. Movie: Love Story, Music: Pachelbel Canon, Food: Hot chips, Colour: Changes all the time but Grey seems to be consistent, Baby animal: Baby bush turkey.
    24. What am I grateful for? My daughter, my partner, good health and second chances.
    25. When I am feeling down, I like to…? Cry. Look into my dog’s eyes and ask what I should do.
    26. I know I’m stressed when I… grind my teeth, frown and talk fast.

    I hope you receive your wish!

    Jody x

    1. God Jody! That’s amazing! I found myself nodding in agreement at some and smiling at others. Just awareness of these pushes us forward! You’re wonderful and don’t ever forget it.
      Kate
      x

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