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Do you hate changes in life?

Shweta Kansara, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 09, 2012
First Published: 13:20 IST(9/7/2012) | Last Updated: 16:51 IST(9/7/2012)
Do you hate changes in life and prefer sticking to your usual routine? Take this quiz to find out how rigid are you as a person.

1) When I make a plan for the day:
a.
I make sure that I stick to it.
b. I like to go with the flow.
c. I end up doing things on the spur of the moment.

Laptop2) If my job profile requires changes for a new important task:
a.
It gets difficult for me to accept them and I tend to become edgy.
b. I don’t mind the change and see it as a learning experience.
c. I’d jump for an opportunity like this, as I tend to get bored of the usual routine.

3) If there is a new member in my extended social circle:
a.
I often start critically evaluating him/her.
b. I try to converse a little with him/her, but eventually get back to my own core group.
c. I would be excited to make a new friend.

4) Change for me is:
a.
A great obstacle that I’m afraid of encountering.
b. Something that makes me anxious sometimes.
c. A good thing.

5) I feel people me often perceive me as:
a.
Someone with conventional beliefs.
b. Someone who is reasonably understanding and flexible.
c. Someone who is spontaneous and seeks new and exciting experiences.

6) While making an important decision:
a. I like to stick to old tried-and-tested choices, even if the other choices seem to be more helpful.
b.I think about the pros and cons.
c. I try new alternatives as I hope for a helpful change.

Most a’s
You are a rigid person and you dislike changes. It is more important for you to stay in your comfort zone and be relaxed than to bother yourself with unexpected experiences that leave you anxious.

Most b’s
You are a rational decision-maker. You may think a lot, but you eventually make a choice based on what you feel works best for you in any given situation. You know your responsibilities well and that makes you an adjustable person.

Most c’s
You are spontaneous and impulsive and like to try new things. You get bored of things easily, and probably that’s one reason you always seek change.

Do’s and dont’s
Don’t always try to be in your comfort zone. Become more aware of things that may be least helpful for you at that moment.
Think of the alternative methods you can choose to better your life, keeping your objectives in mind
Question your old, tried-and-tested ways and attempt to take more rational decisions
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