Why do I feel the way I feel?

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10 Questions - Developed by: Eli Far - The quiz is developed on: - 136.233 taken - User Rating: 3.81 of 5.0 - 52 Votes

Some people have trouble identifying how they feel, and figuring out why they feel as they do. This quiz is designed to help you know how you came to feel as you do, and may help you identify how you can change your situation for the better. This quiz was adapted from a DBT workshop that was given at the Counseling and Career Development Center at Georgia Southern University.

  • 1
    Which physical symptoms have you been experiencing lately? Chose the answer that is most like what you have been experiencing, even if you haven't experienced all of the symptoms.
    Incoherence, tightness in the body, a hot face, muscles tightening, clenched teeth, feeling the impulse to hit something
    Frowning, inactivity, moving slowly, withdrawal, talking less than usual, being monotone, giving up, moping
    Stomach pain, having a sense of dread, crying, blushing, wanting to hide, being jittery, having a sense of suffocation
    Sweating, having the jitters, trembling, shortness of breath, muscle tension, uncomfortable stomach, feeling cold
  • 2
    Which of these actions have you been engaged in recently?
    Frowning, inactivity, moving slowly, withdrawal, talking little, monotonous voice, giving up, moodiness
    Fearful talk, shaking, crying, yelling, pleading for help, fleeing, hiding, being speechless, having a frozen stare
    Withdrawing, hiding, avoiding someone you've hurt, slumped posture, apologizing, giving gifts, trying to fix things
    Mean expressions, clenching your teeth, a red face, verbally attacking, physically attacking, cursing, complaining, being aggressive or threatening, stomping, brooding
  • 3
    Which of the following have you noticed recently?
    Irritable, grouchy, blaming yourself, hopelessness, fainting, nightmares, insomnia, disturbed appetite, numbness
    Disoriented, dazed, losing control, remembering threatening times, shock
    Focusing on one thing that has caused you to feel upset, ruminating, numbness, depersonalization
    Avoiding thoughts, shutting down, blocking emotions, impulsivity, believing you're defective, feeling alienated
  • 4
    Which of these events have happened to you recently or in the past?
    Being in a new place, being alone, being in a place where bad things have happened to you or someone else
    Doing someone wrong, remembering something wrong that you did, your transgression being "discovered," a private part of your life is exposed, being teased or criticized, being betrayed, failing, being rejected, having invalidated emotions
    Losing power, status, and respect; being insulted; physical pain; emotional pain; being threatened; having someone enjoyable be interrupted; not getting what you want
    Things turning out badly, getting what you don't want, not getting what you need or want, the death of a loved one, loss of any kind, separation from something or someone important to you
  • 5
    Have you interpreted any life situations in the following ways recently?
    Life is unfair; things should be different; "I'm right"; judging the situation to be unfair
    Your body is too big; you are bad; you are a failure; you are silly and stupid; you are not "good enough", believing that you are a "loser"; believing that you are unlovable
    Thinking that someone will reject, criticize, or dislike you; that you won't get the help you need; that you will lose any help you have; losing control; losing competence; believing that you could be hurt, or even die
    Thinking that you will be separated form something important for a long time; you are worthless and not valuable; you won't get what you need; hopeless beliefs
  • 6
    Which of the following words would you use to describe how you've been feeling?
    agitation, annoyance, envy, frustration, irritation, torment, outrage, resentment
    culpability, guilt, embarrassment, humiliation, regret, remorse, mortification
    apprehension, anxiety, distress, dread, fright, overwhelmed, panic, worry
    alienation, crushed, disappointment, displeasure, grief, hurt, hopeless, sorrow
  • 7
    Do you identify with any of these words?
    Weariness, dissatisfaction, dubiousness, skepticism, doubtfulness, apathy, boredom, dullness
    Shyness, fragility, bashfulness
    Cautiousness, reluctance, suspiciousness, caginess, wariness, confused, insecure
    Impatience, hurt, hostile, rage, hateful, critical
  • 8
    What do you think the opposite of your recent experience would be?
    Trusting, loving, intimate, thoughtful, content, relaxed, serene, thankful
    Proud, respected, appreciated, hopeful, important, faithful, valuable, worthwhile, intelligent, confident
    Sweet, friendly, tame, wise, patient, calm, successful, pleased, soothed,
    Excited, energetic, playful, creative, aware, fascinating, amused, delightful, cheerful
  • 9
    If you could do anything to express the emotion you are feeling, without having to suffer the consequences, what would it be?
    Stomp, hit, throw, beat-up, hurt someone or something, explode, break things
    Crawl into a whole and die, kill myself, cry for hours, go to sleep, eat too much or too little
    Run away, change my name, move to a different state, hire a bodyguard
    Hide, run away, avoid people, give away money and gifts, try to make up for things I've done wrong
  • 10
    Which of the following emotions do you think you have been dealing with?
    Shame
    Fear
    Anger
    Sadness