body image quiz

How is your body image?

Body appreciation reflects unconditional approval and respect for the body. Positive body image is an important aspect of overall psychological well-being. Body appreciation is associated with increased self-esteem, optimism, proactive coping, positive affect, life satisfaction, and self-compassion.

Behaviorally, body appreciation is positively linked to intuitive eating (i.e., eating according to physiological hunger and satiety cues, women’s sexual functioning, and physical activity.

Take this quiz and find out where your body appreciation stands.

1. I respect my body.
2. I feel good about my body.
3. I feel that my body has at least some good qualities.
4. I take a positive attitude towards my body.
5. I am attentive to my body's needs.
6. I feel love for my body.
7. I appreciate the different and unique characteristics of my body.
8. My behavior reveals my positive attitude toward my body; for
example, I hold my head high and smile.
9. I am comfortable in my body.
10. I feel like I am beautiful even if I am different from media images of attractive people (e.g., models, actresses/actors).

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Tylka, T.L., & Wood-Barcalow, N.L. (2015). The Body Appreciation Scale-2: Item Refinement and psychometric evaluation. Body Image, 12, 53-67.