How happy are you ? Take the online happiness test

” Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. “

Over thousands of years, human society has learned to make “happiness” restricted and conditional. While most of our animal relatives seem entirely satisfied  if their basic needs for food, shelter, security and love are met. However, humans need a lot more: intimate relationships, beautiful girl/boy friends, powerful jobs, fast cars and even space travel can provide us only with a  short acting dose of vitamin happy.  We are taught as children that happiness can be achieved once you fulfill a certain role or complete a specific task. What begins as happiness  that accompanies success in school, becomes an obsessive need for success in everything you do to remain happy. These rules that we make, constrict happiness into physically attainable goals. The child who believes that a bicycle will keep him happy forever is as naive as the millionaire who is working toward his first billion.

Take the online happiness test !!

The questions and scoring are based on the oxford happiness questionnaire, a reliable and valid instrument to test subjective happiness. The questionnaire consists of 29 questions and should not take more than ten minutes to complete.

 

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1.I don’t feel particularly pleased with the way I am. *
2.I am intensely interested in other people. *
3.I feel that life is very rewarding. *
4.I have very warm feelings towards almost everyone. *
5.I rarely wake up feeling rested R *
6.I am not particularly optimistic about the future. R *
7.I find most things amusing *
8.I am always committed and involved. *
9.Life is good. *
10.I do not think that the world is a good place. *
11.I laugh a lot. *
12.I am well satisfied about everything in my life. *
13.I don’t think I look attractive. R *
14.There is a gap between what I would like to do and what I have done. *
15.I am very happy. *
16.I find beauty in some things. *
17.I always have a cheerful effect on others. *
18.I can fit in (find time for) everything I want to. *
19.I feel that I am not especially in control of my life. *
20.I feel able to take anything on. *
21.I feel fully mentally alert. *
22.I often experience joy and elation. *
23.I don’t find it easy to make decisions. *
24.I don’t have a particular sense of meaning and purpose in my life. *
25.I feel I have a great deal of energy. *
26.I usually have a good influence on events. *
27.I don’t have fun with other people. *
28.I don’t feel particularly healthy. *
29.I don’t have particularly happy memories of the past *