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What’s your personality type?

Are you egocentric, balanced or someone who loves to sacrifice? Take this quiz and find out

india Updated: Jul 21, 2012 00:50 IST
Hindustan Times

Are you egocentric, balanced or someone who loves to sacrifice? Take this quiz and find out

All of us have distinct personality patterns which influence the way we relate to others. Broadly speaking, people can be categorised as egocentric, sacrificial or balanced type. Take this quiz to find
out what is your own personality type :

1 You plan a movie with your friend and he/she blows you off at the last moment to meet a recent crush, you:
A. Wish them best of luck
B. Try to control your temper and talk about how you feel
C. Confront them with a cocktail of loud abuses

2 Whenever you ask a favour from others, you feel:
A. It is your right
B. It is too much to ask for
C. Others should consider granting it

3 Someone you don’t like asks you out because he/she is feeling low, you:
A. Make it clear you are not a shrink
B. Decide to give them an evening of happiness
C. Tell them it is not possible

4 Your boyfriend/ girlfriend gives away your gift to their cousin, you:
A. Feel proud about how nice they are
B. Tell them that you respect their feelings but they better expect the same treatment in return
C. Threaten to break-up

5 You come across a little stray dog:
A. Feel sorry and try to arrange for a feed
B. Walk past, it is everyday stuff
C. The image haunts you for days making you teary and guilty

6 Forgiveness to you is an:
A. Ideal to be strived for
B. Depends on the context
C. Obsolete value

7 You only feel understood by:
A. Good friends
B. Almost everyone
C. Gifted and extraordinary souls

8 You’ll be the happiest person if you get:
A. Unlimited power
B. Time to pursue your hobbies
C. Several opportunities to help others

9 Your family opposes the new project you have decided to execute, you:
A. Don’t give a damn
B. Convince yourself to drop it
C. Try to understand their point of view

10 A mean colleague invites you to their party, you:
A. Feel insulted
B. Feel blessed
C. Wonder what is going on

A=3, B=2, C=1
2) A=1, B=3, C=2
3) A=1, B=3, C=2
4) A=3, B=2, C=1
5) A=2, B=1, C=3
6) A=3, B=2, C=1
7) A=2, B=3, C=1
8) A=1, B=2, C=3
9) A=1, B=3, C=2
10) A=1, B=3, C=2

Interpretation of scores:
* 10: You are egocentric. You feel happy when things go your way and stay in relationships till they cater to your needs. This may leave you with unstable relationships, frustration and rage. Time to bend backwards a little.

* 11-20: You are balanced. You make efforts to understand and cater to others but at the same time safeguard and nurture yourself. This is the best position where one strikes a balance between needs of others and one’s own self. However, others may not be able to understand your stand therefore you need to articulate it well.

* Between 21-30: You are sacrificial. You tend to sacrifice your own needs for the service of others. This overdose of sweetness is suicidal. Time to walk out of this sugary suicide.

By Pulkit Sharma, clinical psychologist, Mail him at

First Published: Jul 20, 2012 17:56 IST