Litmus Test

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Below are 12 questions you can ask yourself. They will help you to see whether your thinking is inward or outward, selfish or selfless. They are not designed to make you feel bad. Rather, they should help you stop and really analyze your thinking and your motives. Be honest with yourself. We can all improve our thinking. These questions will help you accurately assess where you are and in what areas you can improve.

  1.  In sales do you A) care more about the commission you make or B) more about the customer?
  2.  In leadership do you A) place blame or B) praise your people?
  3.  Do you A) feel threatened by the success of others or B) celebrate their
    triumphs?
  4.  In relationships do you A) try and change others or B) try to make
    yourself better?
  5.  In relationships do you A) want to win or B) do you want win-win?
  6.  When accidents happen do you A) respond with anger and annoyance or
    B) with care and concern?
  7.  When you’re part of a team, do you A) concentrate on what you can do to
    excel individually or B) on what you can do to help the team excel?
  8.  If you’re slicing a cake, do you A) give the largest piece to yourself or B)
    to your companion?
  9.  In defeat do you A) make excuses and alibis or B) give credit to your
    opponent?
  10.  In social settings do you befriend the loners and make people feel
    comfortable?
  11.  Do you give more compliments than you receive?
  12.  Do you keep score?

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