Self Analysis Test Questions

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The following Self analysis Test questions are taken from the book ” Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. He instructs us to read the questions and state you answers aloud so that you can hear your own voice.


Do you complain often of “feeling bad,” and if so, what is the cause?

Do you find fault with other people at the slightest provocation?

Do you frequently make mistakes in your work, and if so, why?

Are you sarcastic and offensive in your conversation?

Do you deliberately avoid the association of anyone, and if so, why?

Do you suffer frequently with indigestion? If so, what is the cause?

Does life seem futile and the future hopeless to you? If so, why?

Do you like your occupation? If not, why?

Do you often feel self-pity, and if so why?

Are you envious of those who excel you?

To which do you devote most time, thinking of SUCCESS, or of FAILURE?

Are you gaining or losing self-confidence as you grow older?

Do you learn something of value from all mistakes?

Are you permitting some relative or acquaintance to worry you? If so, why?

Are you sometimes “in the clouds” and at other times in the depths of despondency?

Who has the most inspiring influence upon you? What is the cause?

Do you tolerate negative or discouraging influences which you can avoid?

Are you careless of your personal appearance? If so, when and why?

Have you learned how to “drown your troubles” by being too busy to be annoyed by them?

Would you call yourself a “spineless weakling” if you permitted others to do your thinking for you?

Do you neglect internal bathing until auto-intoxication makes you ill-tempered and irritable?

How many preventable disturbances annoy you, and why do you tolerate them?

Do you resort to liquor, narcotics, or cigarettes to “quiet your nerves”? If so, why do you not try will-power instead?

Does anyone “nag” you, and if so, for what reason?

Do you have a DEFINITE MAJOR PURPOSE, and if so, what is it, and what plan have you for achieving it?

Do you suffer from any of the Six Basic Fears? If so, which ones?

Have you a method by which you can shield yourself against the negative influence of others?

Do you make deliberate use of auto-suggestion to make your mind positive?

Which do you value most, your material possessions, or your privilege of controlling your own thoughts?

Are you easily influenced by others, against your own judgment?

Has today added anything of value to your stock of knowledge or state of mind?

Do you face squarely the circumstances which make you unhappy, or sidestep the responsibility?

Do you analyze all mistakes and failures and try to profit by them or, do you take the attitude that this is not your duty?

Can you name three of your most damaging weaknesses?

What are you doing to correct them?

Do  you encourage other people to bring their worries to you for sympathy?

Do you choose, from your daily experiences, lessons or influences which aid in your personal advancement?

Does your presence have a negative influence on other people as a rule?

What habits of other people annoy you most?

Do you form your own opinions or permit yourself to be influenced by other people?

Have you learned how to create a mental state of mind with which you can shield yourself against all discouraging influences?

Does your occupation inspire you with faith and hope?

Are you conscious of possessing spiritual forces of sufficient power to enable you to keep your mind free from all forms of FEAR?

Does your religion help you to keep your own mind positive?

Do you feel it your duty to share other people’s worries? If so, why?

If you believe that “birds of a feather flock together” what have you learned about yourself by studying the friends whom you attract?

What connection, if any, do you see between the  people with whom you associate most closely, and any unhappiness you may experience?

Could it be possible that some person whom you consider to be a friend is, in reality, your worst enemy, because of his negative influence on your mind?

By what rules do you judge who is helpful and who is damaging to you?

Are your intimate associates mentally superior or inferior to you?

How much time out of every 24 hours do you devote to:

a. your occupation

b. sleep

c. play and relaxation

d. acquiring useful knowledge

e. plain waste

Who among your acquaintances,

a. encourages you most

b. cautions you most

c. discourages you most

d. helps you most in other ways

What is your greatest worry? Why do you tolerate it?

When others offer you free, unsolicited advice, do you accept it without question, or analyze their motive?

What, above all else, do you most DESIRE? Do you intend to acquire it?

Are you willing to subordinate all other desires for this one?

How much time daily do you devote to acquiring it?

Do you change your mind often? If so, why?

Do you usually finish everything you begin?

Are you easily impressed by other people’s business or professional titles, college degrees, or wealth?

Are you easily influenced by what other people think or say of you?

Do  you cater to people because of their social or financial status?

Whom do you believe to be the greatest person living?

In what respect is this person superior to yourself?

How much time have you devoted to studying and answering these questions? (At least one day is necessary for the analysis and the answering of the entire list.)

SWOT Analysis: AdvancingMindset

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What is a SWOT analysis? A SWOT analysis is a study or method used to find out the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an individual, project, institution or business. It involves figuring out the internal and external factors that will benefit you or hinder your attainment of a certain goal or object.

History of SWOT Analysis

The history of SWOT analysis is credited to Alfred Humphrey, who led a research project at Stanford University in the 1960s and 1970s using data from many top companies. This was done in order to find out why corporate planning failed. The results of the research identified certain key areas and the tool and the tool used to explore these areas was called “SOFT analysis”. Alfred Humphrey and the team assigned the following definitions to the tool; What was good in the present was Satisfactory, what was good in the future was an Opportunity, what was bad in the present was a Fault and what was bad in the future was a Threat (S.O.F.T).

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Applications of a SWOT Analysis

A SWOT analysis is a great tool to use to gain an in depth understanding of a business, organization or an individual. There are numerous ways and and methods as to how the SWOT analysis can be used, below are some of them.

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Brainstorming sessions

Evaluating products

Problem solving

Personal development





How To Conduct A SWOT Analysis

In order to conduct an efficient SWOT analysis you have to gather information and be realistic with the answers you are get from the information.

This can be done through surveys, research or feedback. You can ask your friends, family, employees and others you can trust.

You will then make a list of all your strengths and weaknesses, then find out what opportunities and threats exist.

After identifying your SWOTS’s you will then select the most important ones and formulate  plan as to how to put them to use to benefit you or the intended target.

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Strengths are the positive attributes that you possess, they are internal and are withing your control. If you are a business or organization these will include your assets, employees, targets, etc

List of Strengths


What are you good at?

What makes you stand out?

What skills do you have?

What resources do you have?

What do people see as your strength?


Weaknesses are the things that you lack or are holding you back, they are also internal and are the areas where you need improvement.

List Of Weaknesses


What are you bad at?

What skills do you lack?

What beliefs hold you back?

Which contacts are holding you down?

Where do you keep failing?

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Opportunities are external factors that can enable you to progress and prosper when grasped and followed through. They can appear and come through various ways: expected and unexpected. So always be prepared and on the lookout for them

List Of Opportunities


Can you spot trends?

Is there a need for your skills?

What can you do better than your competitors?

A change in legislation.

Is there a chance to improve your knowledge?

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Threats are external factors that may become obstacles to your success or chosen goal. They are out of your control and can put you or your business at risk. The best way to tackle threats is to have a back up plan just in case.

List Of Threats


What obstacles do you face?

Changes in legislation

Emerging competitors

Change in trends

Fears holding you back

Example Of a Swot Analysis

Below is an image illustrating how you should conduct and expect a SWOT analysis to to look like.

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What Next?

After conducting your Swot Analysis you will have a list from your research and self-study. Make sure you are honest when answering the questions as this is for your sole benefit.

Identify and prioritize the most important of the results and start making plans around each result on how to achieve them or tackle them.

Look at how you can develop your strengths or use them to grasp an opportunity. You can also brainstorm on how to use your strengths to tackle your weaknesses or threats.

Examine your weaknesses and evaluate how they might be an obstacle when presented with an opportunity or threat.

Example of a plan

StrengthsHow can you use the strengths identified to take advantage of the opportunities available?Can you use your strengths to tackle any threats if necessary?
WeaknessesWhat weaknesses can be an obstacle when dealing with opportunities?How can you minimize the weaknesses in time of threats?


A SWOT Analysis is a great tool to use and conduct in order to identify known and hidden strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

It may come easy for some and impossible for others and if you are definitely afraid of doing it: DO IT.

You will discover skills, gifts and powers you didn’t know you possessed. It will boost your confidence and make you prepared to tackle any problem or issue that life throws at you.