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 never allow myself to get angry.TrueFalseI feel down, hopeless, and overwhelmed a good deal of the time.TrueFalseI find it difficult to trust that others will meet my needs.TrueFalseI can not talk to my friends and family about my fears and disappointments.TrueFalseWhen I make mistakes I feel bad for hours, even days.TrueFalseI feel embarrassed or humiliated by certain things from my past.TrueFalseI was teased and called names when I was young.TrueFalseWhen I'm lost I find it difficult to ask for directions or help.TrueFalseI don't accept compliments well.TrueFalseI am sure I have addictive qualities in my personality.TrueFalseI have trouble praying to God after I do something wrong.TrueFalseI have been told that I have poor eye contact, slump my shoulders, or blush easily.TrueFalseI have great difficulty getting close to people.TrueFalseIf someone does me a favor, I worry about having to return it.TrueFalseI find it hard to rest or relax without feeling guilty.TrueFalseMy family of origin did not encourage or nurture my self worth.TrueFalseI have a hard time believing that God can fully love & accept me.TrueFalseI take myself too seriously.TrueFalseI have difficulty holding a job or maintaining a friendship for a long period of time.TrueFalseI rarely reveal my feelings.TrueFalseWhen with my family of origin, I rarely feel as if I'm treated as an adult.TrueFalseI get defensive when others criticize me.TrueFalseI have secrets that would surprise and shock others.TrueFalseI feel that I get angrier or angry more often than most people.TrueFalseI am more perfectionistic than I would like to be.TrueFalseGrowing up I received little of no support or praise for my accomplishments.TrueFalseIt is relatively easy for me to criticize members of my family, people at work or school, God, or myself.TrueFalseAs a child I felt neglected or abused.TrueFalseWhen things go wrong I have a hard time accepting blame.TrueFalseI feel things must be done my way.TrueFalseTime is Up!