Brain Test - Emotional Resilience

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Brain Test - Emotional Resilience

The following ten questions are designed to help you better understand your Emotional Resilience. As you read each question think about past experiences and be honest about your emotional responses. It is also best to answer with the first thought that comes to mind rather than think too much about whether a question is true or false about you. Good luck and enjoy exploring how your brain is wired. (This test is based on the Emotional Styles research by Professor Richard Davidson author of (The Emotional Life of Your Brain)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If I argue with a close friend or partner I can be upset for hours afterwards
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Rarely

  • 2. 
    If a driver cuts me up on the road and puts me and my family at risk, I can forget it easily rather than fume about it
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Rarely

  • 3. 
    When I have experienced a profound emorional experiencesuch as a close bereavement, redundancy, or the end of a significant relationship, it has interfered with my ability to function for more than a month
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Never

  • 4. 
    If I am reprimanded at work I can easily shrug it off and take it as a learning experience
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Rarely

  • 5. 
    If I try a new restaurant and the food is awful and service poor, it ruins my evening
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Rarely

  • 6. 
    If I'm stuck in traffic on the motorway and need to get somewhere in a hurry I get frustrated and can be short-tempered
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Rarely

  • 7. 
    If my boiler or other appliance I rely on breaks down it still worries or upsets me even though I know I can call a plumber to fix it
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Never

  • 8. 
    If I am told at short notice that I can't have some time I was planning for myself at the weekend, it puts me in a bad mood 
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Rarely

  • 9. 
    If I am being considered for a promotion or special award and it goes to someone I consider less qualified I can easily forget it and move on quickly
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Never

  • 10. 
    I often replay arguments over and over in my head adding in what I should have said for a long time after the event
    • A. 

      Usually

    • B. 

      Rarely