Gratitude Quiz

Are you truly grateful for the good things in your life—or do you take them for granted?

Gratitude Quiz Grateful people are happy people, research shows. But how grateful are you? To find out—and discover steps for promoting even more gratitude in your life—take this quiz, which is based on a scale developed by psychologists Mitchel Adler and Nancy Fagley.

Please indicate how frequently you experience each of the items listed in the first seven questions; for the final eight questions, indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. The last five questions are about you, and they'll be used by our research team to better understand how gratitude relates to factors like age and gender. We'll report next month on what the scores suggest about the Greater Good community.

When you're done, you'll get your gratitude score, learn more about the benefits of gratitude, and find resources for cultivating more gratitude in your life.

1. I feel very thankful for my degree of physical health.

I feel very thankful for my degree of physical health.

2. I count my blessings for what I have in this world.

I count my blessings for what I have in this world.

3. I reflect on the worst times in my life to help me realize how fortunate I am now.

I reflect on the worst times in my life to help me realize how fortunate I am now.

4. I think of people who are less fortunate than I am to help me feel more satisfied with my circumstances.

I think of people who are less fortunate than I am to help me feel more satisfied with my circumstances.

5. I remind myself how fortunate I am to have the privileges and opportunities I have encountered in life.

I remind myself how fortunate I am to have the privileges and opportunities I have encountered in life.

6. I reflect on how fortunate I am to have basic things in life like food, clothing, and shelter.

I reflect on how fortunate I am to have basic things in life like food, clothing, and shelter.

7. I really notice and acknowledge the good things I get in life.

I really notice and acknowledge the good things I get in life.

8. When I swerve to avoid a car accident, I feel relieved that I am ok.

When I swerve to avoid a car accident, I feel relieved that I am ok.

9. I am content with what I have.

I am content with what I have.

10. When I drive by the scene of a car accident, it reminds me to feel thankful that I am safe.

When I drive by the scene of a car accident, it reminds me to feel thankful that I am safe.

11. It is important to appreciate things such as health, family, and friends.

It is important to appreciate things such as health, family, and friends.

12. Although I don’t have everything I want, I am thankful for what I have.

Although I don’t have everything I want, I am thankful for what I have.

13. I remind myself to think about the good things I have in my life.

I remind myself to think about the good things I have in my life.

14. I appreciate my degree of success in life so far.

I appreciate my degree of success in life so far.

15. When I see someone less fortunate than myself, I realize how lucky I am.

When I see someone less fortunate than myself, I realize how lucky I am.

16. What is your age?

What is your age?

17. What is your gender?

What is your gender?

18. What describes your highest level of education?

What describes your highest level of education?

19. What best describes your current employment status?

What best describes your current employment status?

20. How spiritual are you?

How spiritual are you?

Source: Adler, M. G., & Fagley, N. S. (2005). “Appreciation: Individual Differences in Finding Value and Meaning as a Unique Predictor of Subjective Well‐Being.” Journal of Personality, 73 (1), 79-114.

 

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