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PerformanceDNA®
Assess Your Mindset
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1. I'm disapproving and judgmental about my own flaws and inadequacies.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


2. When I'm feeling down I tend to obsess and fixate on everything that's wrong.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


3. When things are going badly for me, I see the difficulties as part of life that everyone goes through.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


4. When I think about my inadequacies, it tends to make me feel more separate and cut off from the rest of the world.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


5. I try to be loving towards myself when I'm feeling emotional pain.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


6. When I fail at something important to me I become consumed by feelings of inadequacy.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


7. When I'm down and out, I remind myself that there are lots of other people in the world feeling like I am.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


8. When times are really difficult, I tend to be tough on myself.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


9. When something upsets me I try to keep my emotions in balance.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


10. When I feel inadequate in some way, I try to remind myself that feelings of inadequacy are shared by most people.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


11. I'm intolerant and impatient towards those aspects of my personality I don't like.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


12. When I'm going through a very hard time, I give myself the caring and tenderness I need.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


13. When I'm feeling down, I tend to feel like most other people are probably happier than I am.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


14. When something painful happens I try to take a balanced view of the situation.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


15. I try to see my failings as part of the human condition.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


16. When I see aspects of myself that I don't like, I get down on myself.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


17. When I fail at something important to me I try to keep things in perspective.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


18. When I'm really struggling, I tend to feel like other people must be having an easier time of it.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


19. I'm kind to myself when I'm experiencing suffering.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


20. When something upsets me I get carried away with my feelings.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


21. I can be a bit cold-hearted towards myself when I'm experiencing suffering.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


22. When I'm feeling down I try to approach my feelings with curiosity and openness.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


23. I'm tolerant of my own flaws and inadequacies.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


24. When something painful happens I tend to blow the incident out of proportion.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


25. When I fail at something that's important to me, I tend to feel alone in my failure.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always


26. I try to be understanding and patient towards those aspects of my personality I don't like.
Almost Never
Occasionally
About half the time
Fairly Often
Almost Always