How Authentic Are You?

Consider each of the questions in the self-test below and decide if you Strongly Agree, Agree, Somewhat Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with the statements made about the level of authenticity in your life.

1. I am living a fulfilling, meaningful life
2. I am clear about my personal values and live in alignment with what matters to me
3. My life has very little internal conflict
4. I am making a difference in the world in a way that is meaningful to me
5. I am clear about what I love and what I am passionate about
6. I live with a sense of purpose
7. I know what my unique talents and strengths are, and I express these on a regular basis
8. My life is relatively stress free
9. I feel free; I am not controlled by anybody or anything
10. I feel connected to the people in my life I love, and they know how important they are to me
11. I honor the promises that I make – to myself and to others
12. I have a strong supportive network of people that I feel connected to
13. I am honest with myself and others; I live with integrity
14. I enjoy the people I work with
15. People see me as a stable person who is poised under pressure
16. I have a constructive way of handling negative emotions (e.g. anger, fear, insecurity, self-doubt, etc.)
17. I am at peace with myself and at peace with the present moment – most of the time
18. I don’t compare myself to others because I am comfortable with who I am
19. I feel that my life is integrated, that all the different facets of my life are attended to
20. People I regularly interact with would call me a caring person