5 or less: Your Self Esteem is on the lower side and could definitely use a boost. Your responses will help you identify how to enhance your strengths. If you would like to seek the advice of a licensed mental health professional you can search Psychology Today's directory Find out where on the scale your self-esteem is by taking this quiz. This questionnaire may be taken once or multiple times, yet the purpose of the exercise is not to cause anxiety. This test is designed to evaluate your general level of self-esteem and determine whether you need to work on your self-image. ©2015 Tomorrow's Youth Organization. It is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or for the treatment of any health condition. By Marilyn J. Sorensen, PhD, Clinical Psychologist & AuthorThis questionnaire is designed to help you find which areas you can improve in. The test is not designed to judge you on your character or to discourage you from continuing your daily routine in your life and business. Low self-esteem is a common behavior that creates anxiety. It's important to have a good self-esteem. The scale represents the areas of improvement in which you may need to work on. All rights reserved. If your score is less than 17, analyzing each question in this self esteem assessment, and your answer to it, will help you identify areas of self esteem that might require attention. I generally feel anxious in new social situations where I may not know what is expected of me.I find it difficult to hear criticism about myself.I tend to magnify my mistakes and minimize my successes.I have periods in which I feel devastated and/or depressed.When someone mistreats me, I think I must have done something to deserve it.I have difficulty knowing whom to trust and when to trust.I often feel like I don't know the right thing to do or say.I think others are very focused on -and critical of- what I say and do.I often feel depressed about things I've said and done, or things I failed to say or do.I have avoided making changes in my life because I was fearful of making a mistake or failing.I often get defensive and strike back wen I perceive I am being criticized.I have not accomplished what I am capable of due to fear and avoidance.I tend to let fear and anxiety control many of my decisions.I have found it difficult to perform adequately or without embarrassment when involved in sex.I'm one of the following: The person who reveals too much personal information about myself or who seldom reveals personal information.I often get so anxious that I don't know what to say.I tend to think that I have higher standards than others.I often feel like I don't know what is expected of me.I frequently think negative thoughts about myself and others.I often feel that others mistreat me or take advantage of me.At night, I frequently review my day, analyzing what I said and did or what others said and did to me that day.I often make decisions on the basis of what would please others rather than on what I want or without even considering what I want.I often refrain from sharing my opinions, my ideas, and my feelings in groups.I somtimes lie when I feel that the truth would result in criticism or rejection.I'm fearful that I will say or do something that will make me look stupid or incompetent.I think life is harder for me than for most other people.I often avoid situations where I think I will be uncomfortable.I tend to be a perfectionist, needing to look perfect and to do things perfectly.I feel too embarrassed to eat out alone or to attend movies and other activities by myself.I often find myself angry or hurt by the behavior and words of others.At times I get so anxious or upset that I experience most of the following: heart racing or pounding, sweating; fearfulness; blushing; difficulty swallowing or lump in my throat; shaking; poor concentration dizziness, nausea or diarrhea; butterflies.I am very fearful of criticism, disapproval or rejection. Not a low one and not one that's too high either. In order to receive the most accurate results, please answer each question as honestly as possible.After finishing this test you will receive a FREE snapshot report with a summary evaluation and graph. Go through each question and answer it according to how you truly feel. Keep in mind that all questions have a preselected answer. When the questionnaire is completed, your score will be placed on a scale. This self esteem test was written by me, Karl Perera, author of this website.