Shame Assessment Quiz Quiz Instructions This quiz consists of 30 questions, Your answers will be kept confidential and no name or contact info will be requested or recorded. Respond to each question by selecting True or False. When in doubt, base your response on the answer that appears most correct. About This Quiz It is not easy to assess your shame. Part of this difficulty lies in the fact that the more shame you have, the greater your denial with be. This Shame Indicator is a self-assessment tool that helps identify the level of your shame. As self-assessment is meant to be constructive and confidential, you must be committed to answering the questions honestly and thoughtfully in order to gain an accurate appraisal of your shame. The resulting information can then guide you in recovery. * from "Looking Good Outside, Feeling Bad Inside: Freedom from the Shame That Hides the Real You" by Curtis Levang, Ph.D., pp. 9-12. (Source) I have secrets that would surprise and shock others. True FalseI feel embarrassed or humiliated by certain things from my past. True FalseMy family of origin did not encourage or nurture my self worth. True FalseI have difficulty holding a job or maintaining a friendship for a long period of time. True FalseI am more perfectionistic than I would like to be. True FalseI get defensive when others criticize me. True FalseWhen I'm lost I find it difficult to ask for directions or help. True FalseI find it hard to rest or relax without feeling guilty. True FalseI have great difficulty getting close to people. True FalseI can not talk to my friends and family about my fears and disappointments. True FalseWhen with my family of origin, I rarely feel as if I'm treated as an adult. True FalseI am sure I have addictive qualities in my personality. True FalseI have a hard time believing that God can fully love & accept me. True FalseIt is relatively easy for me to criticize members of my family, people at work or school, God, or myself. True FalseI never allow myself to get angry. True FalseI take myself too seriously. True FalseWhen things go wrong I have a hard time accepting blame. True FalseGrowing up I received little of no support or praise for my accomplishments. True FalseAs a child I felt neglected or abused. True FalseI have trouble praying to God after I do something wrong. True FalseI rarely reveal my feelings. True FalseIf someone does me a favor, I worry about having to return it. True FalseI don't accept compliments well. True FalseI feel that I get angrier or angry more often than most people. True FalseI find it difficult to trust that others will meet my needs. True FalseWhen I make mistakes I feel bad for hours, even days. True FalseI was teased and called names when I was young. True FalseI feel things must be done my way. True FalseI have been told that I have poor eye contact, slump my shoulders, or blush easily. True FalseI feel down, hopeless, and overwhelmed a good deal of the time. True FalseTime is Up!