Quiz: Are You a Complainer?

Find out how negative your attitude has gotten and what you should do about it.


Are you a complainer? Find out with this quiz from Jon Gordon's The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal With Negativity at Work :

Below are five statements that you may agree or disagree with. Read each one, and then select the response that best describes how strongly you agree or disagree:

  1. I usually share my problems with others.
  2. I regularly express my negative feelings to others.
  3. I focus more on the causes of problems than on their solutions.
  4. If my life was made into a movie, I would characterize it as a drama instead of a love story, comedy, or inspirational tale.
  5. I complain a lot.

Tally your score for the five questions.

35-30: You are a major complainer. Complaining has become a habit for you, and it's time to do a No Complaining Fast and action plan.

29-24: You are a complainer. You spend too much time on the Complain Train. Get on the Energy Bus instead.

23-18: You're in the middle of the road. Shift gears, focus on the positive, and spend more time on the positive road.

17-12: Complaining isn't much of an issue for you. Stay positive.

11-6: You almost never complain. Keep cultivating and sharing the positive energy.