TEST YOUR 

self-compassion

Created by Dr. Kristin Neff

I'm disapproving and judgemental about my own flaws and inadequecies.
When I'm feeling down I tend to obsess and fixate on everything that's wrong.
When things are going badly for me, I see the difficulties as part of life that everyone goes through.
When I think about my inadequacies, it tends to make me feel more seperate and cut off from the rest of the world.
I try to be loving towards myself when I'm feeling emotional pain.
When I fail at something important to me I become consumed by feelings of inadequacy.
When I'm down and out, I remind myself that there are lots of other people in the world feeling like I am.
When times are really difficult, I tend to be tough on myself.
When something upsets me I try to keep my emotions in balance.
When I feel inadequate in some way, I try to remind myself that feelings of inadequacy are shared by most people.
I'm intolerant and impatient towards those aspects of my personality I don't like.
When I'm going through a very hard time, I give myself the caring and tenderness I need.
When I'm feeling down, I tend to feel like most other people are probably happier than I am.
When something painful happens I try to take a balanced view of the situation.
I try to see my failings as part of the human condition.
When I see aspects of myself that I don't like, I get down on myself.
When I fail at something important to me I try to keep things in perspective.
When I'm really struggling, I tend to feel like other people must be having an easier time of it.
I'm kind to myself when I'm experiencing suffering.
When something upsets me I get carried away with my feelings.
I can be a bit cold-hearted towards myself when I'm experiencing suffering.
When I'm feeling down I try to approach my feelings with curiosity and openness.
I'm tolerant of my own flaws and inadequacies.
When something painful happens I tend to blow the incident out of proportion.
When I fail at something that's important to me, I tend to feel alone in my failure.
I try to be understanding and patient towards those aspects of my personality I don't like.

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