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Copy, paste, and print this informal quiz and then complete and score it to discover how perfectionist you tend to be.  For more accurate and detailed results, please seek the services of a psychologist who does testing.
 
Perfectionism Quiz
 
Circle the answer that best corresponds to your attitude or habit.
 
1.   I seem to set impossible goals for myself.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
2.   My self-worth is based upon my accomplishments.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
3.   An average performance is unsatisfying to me.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
4.   I get depressed when things don't go perfectly.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
5.   I am afraid of not reaching the standards I have set for myself.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
6.   I experience anxiety.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
7.   I get nervous about being accepted when I attend parties and other social functions.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
8.   I am afraid of not reaching the standards I have set for myself.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
9.   I have to win to be happy.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
10. I am impatient with others.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
11. I get frustrated when I can't do something correctly the first time I try.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
12. I get angry easily.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
13. There is not enough time in the day.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
14. I am concerned with deadlines and they preoccupy me.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
15. I am lonely.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
16. People don't like me because I can't live up to their expectations.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
17. I avoid social interactions so I won't have to deal with others' rejections.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
18. There is a correct way to do most things.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
19. I use the worlds "always" and "never" when describing my behavior.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
20. I have specific rules I follow with regard to my behavior.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
21. I have high standards for myself that I must live up to.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
22. Other people could do better if they would just try.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
23. If I'm not the best, I'm a failure.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 
24. I scold myself for not living up to my expectations.
      a) never  b) rarely  c) usually  d) most of the time  e) always
 

Scoring
 
Never=1   Rarely = 2   Usually=3   Most of the time=4   Always=5
 
Add up the scoring number for each question and divide by 24 to determine the average amount of perfectonism you exhibit.