Objective Happiness Quiz

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Happiness Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to the Objective Happiness Quiz. Take this quiz to estimate how happy you are, and how you can become happier. Unless of course you are 100% happy! Why is this called the "Objective Happiness Quiz"? Most happiness quizzes try to measure subjective happiness. In other words they mainly focus on finding out how people feel. This quiz, on the other hand, focuses on the practical circumstances that affect personal happiness, according to recent scientific research. The results of the quiz thus provide clues to the achievement of greater happiness. Please note: This quiz is based on scientific evidence, but it is not an exact measure of happiness. One main reason is that mental well being is influenced by genetic factors, as well as


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many friends do you have?
    • A. 

      I have many friends.

    • B. 

      I have a few friends.

    • C. 

      I only have one or two friends.

    • D. 

      I have no friends

  • 2. 
    How close are your friendships?
    • A. 

      We mainly discuss things like sports, movies, or dating.

    • B. 

      We share a lot of personal information about what is happening in your lives.

    • C. 

      We go to parties or clubs and socialize.

    • D. 

      We are classmates or work buddies.

  • 3. 
    How often do you volunteer or so something generous for the people around you? (This can consist of  volunteering at a soup kitchen or simply working with a fellow student who has trouble with homework, or taking your spouse to a concert performed by their favorite musician). 
    • A. 

      Every week.

    • B. 

      Two or three times a month.

    • C. 

      Once a month.

    • D. 

      Maybe only once or twice a year.

    • E. 

      I don't volunteer.

  • 4. 
    For what reason do you do volunteer work or perform acts of kindness? 
    • A. 

      To support my club/organization.

    • B. 

      To care for those less fortunate than me.

    • C. 

      To meet the requirement of my school or workplace.

    • D. 

      Because I've been encouraged to by others.

    • E. 

      Because if I don't I will look bad.

  • 5. 
    How often are you involved in vigorous exercise of some sort?
    • A. 

      Almost every day.

    • B. 

      At least three times a week.

    • C. 

      Once or twice a week.

    • D. 

      A few times a month

    • E. 

      I'm a couch potato

  • 6. 
    How often are you outside every day?
    • A. 

      I spend at least half an hour outside in the early morning.

    • B. 

      I take my lunch breaks in the park.

    • C. 

      I bike or walk to work everyday.

    • D. 

      The only time I'm outside is when I'm doing errands.

    • E. 

      I'm an owl. I'm usually only awake after dark

  • 7. 
    Do you have a favorite pastime?
    • A. 

      I have an active pastime that I love doing, such as art, playing music, or sports.

    • B. 

      Playing video or computer games.

    • C. 

      Reading books.

    • D. 

      Surfing the web.

    • E. 

      Watching TV.

  • 8. 
    On a scale of 1-5, how challenging are your pastimes, 5 being very challenging and 1 not very challenging?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 9. 
    How often do you practice your pastime?
    • A. 

      Regularly.

    • B. 

      Once or twice a week.

    • C. 

      Once in a while.

    • D. 

      Rarely.

    • E. 

      Never.

  • 10. 
    How frequently do you attend spiritual or religious activities?
    • A. 

      Twice a month or more.

    • B. 

      2 times a month.

    • C. 

      Once a month.

    • D. 

      Once every 2 months.

    • E. 

      Never.

  • 11. 
    Do you have unique strengths? (A strength is a trait you are born with. Ex: good coordination, memory, critical thinking)
    • A. 

      I have certain strengths that come naturally and I use them to improve the quality of my work and leisure.

    • B. 

      I know my good points but don't know how to utilize them properly.

    • C. 

      I have strengths but I feel they are overshadowed by my faults.

    • D. 

      I don't know my strengths.

    • E. 

      I am basically a loser and don't have strengths.

  • 12. 
    Do you make an effort to practice your strengths and virtues? (A virtue is a trait you cultivate. Ex: patience, kindness)
    • A. 

      I try to with my family and friends.

    • B. 

      I try my best but its not always easy.

    • C. 

      I try but I don't enjoy it very much.

    • D. 

      I don't have any virtues.

  • 13. 
    Do you use your strengths and virtues to benefit people?
    • A. 

      No.

    • B. 

      I utilize them in the workplace.

    • C. 

      Yes, I try my best to implement my abilities for the benefit of others.

    • D. 

      I use them but only for myself.

  • 14. 
    Are you optimistic about the future?
    • A. 

      I cant wait to get up in the morning to do what I love doing.

    • B. 

      I don't really have anything special to look forward to.

    • C. 

      I struggle to crawl out of bed and meet the day.

    • D. 

      I don't have any real expectations.

    • E. 

      I can't wait for the next stage in my life to begin.

  • 15. 
    Are you grateful for your life so far?
    • A. 

      I value the good experiences I've had, but I wish I didn't have to go though the bad ones

    • B. 

      I value both the highs and lows of my life.

    • C. 

      I have many regrets in my life.

    • D. 

      I've had many challenges in my life but I am able to see past them.

    • E. 

      It has never really crossed my mind.

  • 16. 
    Do you sometimes enjoy the present moment and forget about your problems?
    • A. 

      I experience enjoyable moments, but they are few and far between

    • B. 

      Yes, often.

    • C. 

      I am thoroughly absorbed in whatever I do.

    • D. 

      I go through life on autopilot. Nothing really excites me.

    • E. 

      I enjoy moments like lunch and dinner, or talking with my buddies, but most of the day is a struggle.