A view of your self-image with
just two questions
… explore the possibilities
Do you want to get a fairly good indication of
how you feel about yourself, in less than two
It’s just a matter of answering two questions.
Yes… just two. It’s very easy.
Take a piece of blank paper
Write down five things you like about yourself.
Make sure you have all five things written down.
When you have done that…
write down five things you don’t like about yourself.
Now be really honest.
Which question was the easiest to answer?
Which question took you the longest?
Did you actually come up with five things for each
list, or was it hard work thinking of five for one of
While this is not a clinically decisive test or analysis of yourself, the
answers you wrote certainly give us an indication of the health of your
You see, which ever list was the easiest to do, is a fairly strong indicator of
the things that you think about more often. Because it’s easier and quicker
to think of five things, it suggests that …
this is the side of you that you are more familiar with, you
are more conscious of or that you focus on more often.
People who struggle to write five things that they like, but find it easy to
write five things they don’t like, tend to have an unhealthy view of their
life and live a life that reflects those beliefs.
While those who find it easier to write a list of the things they like, tend to
have a healthier self-image and live lives that they are more satisfied with.
Living a life that is based on a healthy
view of ourselves, produces a greater
range of options and choices, while
producing less stress, anxiety and fear.
Those who find it easier to think of the aspects of their lives that they
don’t like, are more likely to be experiencing depression, simply because
there seems to be no way to change things.
The good news is, that if it was easier
for you to write the list of the things
about yourself that you don’t like, it’s
not hard to change it around at all.
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