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Your Happiness Assessment

The following test is for personal information only and is not meant to be a professional evaluation.

Your Happiness Assessment assesses fourteen different factors (see below) that influence happiness. By evaluating yourself, you can determine what areas can help you create the conditions for greater happiness in your life.

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This site does not save results. You will have the option to email your results or you may save a copy to your device. If you have an Android device, you may download the Know Yourself Personality Tests app to take the test and your results will be saved in the app.

The following factors are discussed in your results:

  • Optimism is the tendency to believe in positive outcomes.
  • Illness Susceptibility refers to your likelihood of engaging in behaviors critical to physical and mental health.
  • Locus of Control is the degree that you believe in either effort or luck as the key to success.
  • Compassion is feeling concern for other people when they experience misfortune.
  • Trusting of Others is the belief in others\' good intentions.
  • Affiliation is the desire to be around others and to enjoy social events.
  • Pleasantness is the tendency to be easy-going, agreeable, and respectful of others.
  • Emotional Stability is the tendency to not be swayed by emotions and for emotions to be manageable and controlled.
  • Conscientiousness is the tendency to be meticulous and careful when completing tasks.
  • Assertiveness is the ability to actively problem-solve and to handle situations directly, calmly, and with confidence.
  • Self-Confidence is having trust or faith in yourself and your abilities.
  • Gratefulness is the tendency to appreciate and to be thankful for your life circumstances.
  • Approval-Seeking is the tendency to need others\' approval and to conform to expectations.
  • Playfulness is focusing on the exciting aspects of life and encouraging others to laugh and have fun.
  • This test was developed from the International Personality Item Pool which is a collaborative effort by personality researchers to develop advanced measures of individual differences. The results descriptions were written by a clinical psychologist.

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  • For authors and more information:

    Goldberg, L. R., Johnson, J. A., Eber, H. W., Hogan, R., Ashton, M. C., Cloninger, C. R., & Gough, H. C. (2006). The International Personality Item Pool and the future of public-domain personality measures. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 84-96.

    International Personality Item Pool: A Scientific Collaboratory for the Development of Advanced Measures of Personality Traits and Other Individual Differences (http://ipip.ori.org/).

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