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 minutes ?
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 them?
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
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
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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