Take This Self Esteem Test

Take this quick self esteem test and check your level of self esteem, just 16 short questions.

This self esteem test has been written by me, Karl Perera, author of this website.  To use it please cite as follows:

Perera, K (2006), Self esteem Test. Available from: <https://www.more-selfesteem.com/test.htm>. [put date you accessed the test here, for example: 9 July 2015].

I’d be glad to hear what results you get. For students and voluntary organisations this is free.

If you want to include it in an educational course or syllabus I may ask you to pay a fee please contact me about this.

1. Other people are not better off or more fortunate than me


2. I accept myself as I am and am happy with myself


3. I enjoy socializing.


4. I deserve love and respect.


5. I feel valued and needed.


6. I don’t need others to tell me I have done a good job.


7. Being myself is important.


8. I make friends easily.


9. I can accept criticism without feeling put down.


10. I admit my mistakes openly.


11. I never hide my true feelings.


12. I always speak up for myself and give my opinion.


13. I am a happy, carefree person.


14. I don’t worry what others think of my views.


15. I don’t need others’ approval to feel good.


16. I don’t feel guilty about doing or saying what I want.



How the test is scored:

Number of POSITIVE answers you gave, EACH ONE POINT:

15-16 Points – You have a high level of self esteem!

12-14 Points – Not bad but room for you to improve

8-11   Points – Low self esteem is holding you back

Below 8 Points – Your esteem is drastically low!

If you scored low what next? Visit these pages for more help:

How can I improve my self esteem? or How can I improve my self confidence?

My best-selling personal guide “Self Esteem Secrets – 12 Steps to Success” is available from Amazon.com

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