How Strong Are Your Boundaries?
Find out by taking this brief Boundaries Quiz
Are you exhausted and frustrated at the end of the day by countless interruptions and wasted time and energy?
Boundaries are a respectful way to draw lines of protection around your time and energy. By setting boundaries, you pave the way for communication that is open and professional. Boundaries help prevent conflicts and help bring people together in an effective way.
Following are 10 scenarios with 4 possible response actions. Read each scenario and place a check in the box to the left of the action you would most likely take.
To ensure accuracy and maximum value for you, it is imperative that you be very honest in your answers. Your answers need to reflect what you are most likely to do; NOT what you think is the best response.
Your boss has asked you to do a special project and you already have a full schedule with deadlines to meet. You:
A coworker complains to you about another employee’s continual lateness. You:
You and you spouse/date are planning to see a movie this weekend. You want to see an adventure movie and your partner wants to see a melodrama. You:
You and your friend are driving together to attend a seminar. You want to be on time, but you know that your friend is habitually late. You:
A distant cousin is graduating from college. Your mother has told you how important it is to her that all the family are there. There is an important conference the same weekend at which you are scheduled to speak. You want to attend the conference because it is important to your career and it is important that you fulfill your speaking commitment. You:
You’re in the middle of working on a large project with a tight deadline. A coworker comes to your desk and asks for your help. You:
A college student comes to your door selling magazines that you don’t want. You:
Your boss asks for volunteers to work on Saturday. You have plans for Saturday to take some much-needed time for yourself. You:
You go to see a movie. The two people in front of you are talking. You:
You receive your performance evaluation and believe that it is an unfair assessment of your performance. You:
Boundaries Quiz Scoring
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