Are You A Compulsive Caregiver? Take The Quiz To Find Out!

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Compulsive Caregiver Quizzes & Trivia

We all love to help other people feel good--it's one of the best parts of being human! There are those of us, though, who are so focused on nurturing others we frequently neglect to nurture ourselves. This leaves us feeling disconnected, discontent, and under-nourished in our body, mind, and spirit. And the worst part is we wouldn't know where to begin caring for ourselves even if we tried! Those people are "Compulsive Caregivers"--they obsessively focus on nurturing and nourishing others but have lost touch on how to do the same for themself. Take the quiz to see if you are a Compulsive Caregiver!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much time do you spend focusing on helping others?
    • A. 

      It is my day job.

    • B. 

      It is my day and night job.

    • C. 

      It is my Entire. Freaking. Life.

  • 2. 
    When was the last time you took at least five minutes to nurture yourself?
    • A. 

      Today

    • B. 

      Hmmmm...

    • C. 

      What does "nurture" mean?

  • 3. 
    Taking time out each day to relax and rejuvenate feels:
    • A. 

      Great! I make it a regular practice.

    • B. 

      I do when I remember but it kind of feels selfish.

    • C. 

      Stop using those words around me.

  • 4. 
    When I wake up in the morning I feel:
    • A. 

      Refreshed and ready to start the day!

    • B. 

      Tired even after hitting snooze a couple of times but once I get going, my energy picks up.

    • C. 

      What are we late for? What did I miss???

  • 5. 
    How much of your spare time is spent worrying about how other people are doing?
    • A. 

      Out of sight, out of mind for the most part.

    • B. 

      There are a few people who are usually on my mind.

    • C. 

      Help! I cannot turn the worrying off!

  • 6. 
    It’s Saturday. You have no commitments, no job duties, and the kids are away at camp. You:
    • A. 

      Read a book in quiet solitude.

    • B. 

      Clean the house and go grocery shopping.

    • C. 

      Clean the house, go grocery shopping, plan the week ahead, make a To Do List, call the kids at camp, call your mom, obsessively check your phone and email, turn the TV on and off and on and off, try on your skinny jeans and then your not-so-skinny jeans and then your sweatpants, eat a bag of Oreos, then helplessly look around your home because you have no idea what to do with yourself.

  • 7. 
    When I go on vacation I like to:
    • A. 

      Lay on the beach, no phone, no email, just soaking in the sun and sipping on a margarita.

    • B. 

      Ask everyone if they are enjoying themselves and figure out how to help them have a better time.

    • C. 

      What is this "vacation"?

  • 8. 
    At the end of the day, you feel:
    • A. 

      Satisfied and energized.

    • B. 

      Tired but mostly fulfilled.

    • C. 

      Exhausted and resentful.

  • 9. 
    Who takes care of you?
    • A. 

      I have a terrific and supportive tribe of family and friends I can call on whenever I am in need.

    • B. 

      I have a few close and trust people in my life who would help me if I asked.

    • C. 

      Chocolate cake and Pinot Noir.

  • 10. 
    I say “Self-Care”, you say:
    • A. 

      Anything that feels nurturing like a massage or a good book or dancing my socks off.

    • B. 

      Oreos, a bottle of wine, and hours of HGTV.

    • C. 

      Just getting through the day is my version of self-care.

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