What Are My Personal Patterns?

Do you wonder…
  • Why do I feel bad about myself?
  • What patterns are getting in the way of my being successful?
  • What is causing me to be depressed and hopeless?
  • What is most important for me to work on?
  • What keeps me from being relaxed and at ease?
We have many different patterns of feeling and functioning. Some work well for us and some don’t.

This quiz covers all the patterns except for the Interpersonal Patterns. I have created two quizzes for patterns (this one and the Interpersonal Patterns Quiz) instead of one, in order to limit the number of questions in each quiz.

Take this quiz to learn about your patterns and what to do about the ones that aren’t working for you. 
  • Most people take between 4 and 8 minutes to complete the quiz.
  • Answer these questions to the best of your ability, without giving them a great deal of thought.
  • Write down your first reaction.
  • You must answer all the questions.
I fly into rages.




I feel angry about how I have been treated badly in my life.




I feel hopeless about my life.




I criticize myself harshly.




I space out and lose track of what is going on.




I tell myself that I can’t be successful.




I avoid tasks that I have decided to do.




I am obsessed with food.




I feel like a don't have the right to exist.




I harbor resentment.




I get confused about what I am trying to do.




I push myself to work very hard.




I am constantly trying to lose weight and only partially succeeding.




I compare myself to others and find myself lacking.




I have trouble finishing tasks because they never seem good enough.




I get distracted from doing things that must get done.




I feel listless and bad about myself.




My mind goes blank.




I feel like my problems are really impossible to deal with.




I overeat to an extent that is a problem for me.




I believe that I have a fundamental flaw.




I judge myself for not being who I should be.




I keep trying to control my eating.




It is difficult for me to live up to my standards for achievement and success.




I stall on starting projects because I believe I will make too many mistakes.




I avoid putting myself out in the world.




I get into arguments and fights.




I go on eating binges when I am upset.




My head feels foggy and I can’t think clearly.




I feel worthless and inadequate.




It is hard for me to make decisions and act on plans for the future.




I shame myself when I go on a binge.




I lack the self-confidence to move forward in life.




I believe that unfair things in the world have made my life difficult.




I lack the energy or motivation to do things.




I want my appearance or behavior to be as perfect as possible.




My life revolves around work with very little time for other things.




I wish someone could understand how much they have hurt me.




There is a force inside me that crushes me.




   ...so you can review your results or change an answer later.