What Is Your Pain Personality?

10 Questions

What Is Your Personality Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz helps you discover how you currently manage pain in your life.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you have a headache, you
    • A. 

      A. Reach for the aspirin right away. You need this thing to go away as quickly as possible

    • B. 

      C. Push through your day. Then it always seems so much worse after my day is done.

    • C. 

      B. You hold your head for a few moments, take a few breaths, and it seems to just go away on its own.

  • 2. 
    1.       You and your boyfriend/girlfriend just broke up after dating for 6 months.  You felt like this was a pretty wonderful relationship, so you’re quite heartbroken.  What is your next most likely action?
    • A. 

      Cry, punch the walls, scream, break some dishes, etc. to let it all out

    • B. 

      Sit with a pint of ice cream/vodka on the couch and zone out to the latest Netflix release

    • C. 

      Nothing. I’m fine. I’ll push through this like I do everything else

  • 3. 
    This best describes how I approach physical pain in my body
    • A. 

      "Pain is bad and needs to go away. I'll find a cure/remedy that will make my pain disappear."

    • B. 

      "Pain is certainly uncomfortable, and I don't always like it. I know it's my body's way of telling me something, and it would be beneficial for me to explore further."

    • C. 

      "I have no room for pain in my life."

  • 4. 
    You have a confrontation with a superior at work.  She yells loudly at you and says some very hurtful things, you—
    • A. 

      Have a good cry/let yourself be angry for a few minutes afterward then feel refreshed and empowered to have a constructive conversation about the confrontation.

    • B. 

      Don’t do anything.

    • C. 

      Yell right back at her and respond with even more hurtful retorts.

  • 5. 
    Sometimes you feel like life isn’t working so well.  You
    • A. 

      Ignore the feeling and do nothing. You don’t want your life to change.

    • B. 

      Just think happy thoughts! That will make that feeling go away for sure!

    • C. 

      Let yourself feel that feeling like nothing works and then move into a new pattern that does

  • 6. 
    You have an argument with your significant other.  Your anger has risen quite high, you—
    • A. 

      Feel every ounce of anger without taking it out on your partner.

    • B. 

      Yell and scream at your loved one and begin blaming them for the argument.

    • C. 

      Sit there and do your best to hold all of your anger in

  • 7. 
    You’re not really sure that your romantic partnership is working out.  You
    • A. 

      Stay in the relationship. Being in a bad relationship is better than being alone.

    • B. 

      Have a difficult conversation with the end goal being each other’s happiness and well-being, no matter what the outcome.

    • C. 

      Stay in the relationship and just be happy all the time. The other person will eventually be happy too.

  • 8. 
    You were out enjoying a lovely walk in the woods by yourself when you twist your ankle.  After looking at it, it appears sprained but not broken.  You
    • A. 

      Reach in your hiking bag for something to wrap it so you can just make it home safely

    • B. 

      Rest for a few moments holding your ankle, probably moaning to help move through the pain

    • C. 

      Walk it off. The pain will go away eventually.

  • 9. 
    You haven’t been able to pay your credit card for a couple months due to financial circumstances.  After beginning to get the collection calls, you are most likely to
    • A. 

      Deny the call when it comes in and immediately check Facebook.

    • B. 

      Ignore the calls or block the number. They’ll have to stop eventually

    • C. 

      Take a moment to feel like “there’s not enough,” then call the company to see what arrangement you can make

  • 10. 
    You realize, looking over your household income, savings, and expenditures, that you really don’t have much—if anything—saved for retirement.  What do you do next?
    • A. 

      Nothing. Changing my spending habits sounds too painful.

    • B. 

      Start saving for a couple months, but then your eye strays to that new SUV at the car dealership.

    • C. 

      Let yourself have a moment of fear for the future, and then call a financial advisor or accountant to learn the next steps to take for your future.