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Compass of Shame Scale

Welcome to your Compass of Shame Scale

1a. When an activity makes me feel like my strength or skill is inferior, I act as if it isn't so.

1 out of 48

1b. When an activity makes me feel like my strength or skill is inferior, I get mad at myself for not being good enough.

2 out of 48

1c. When an activity makes me feel like my strength or skill is inferior, I withdraw from the activity.

3 out of 48

1d. When an activity makes me feel like my strength or skill is inferior, I get irritated with other people.

4 out of 48

2a. In competitive situations where I compare myself with others, I criticize myself.

5 out of 48

2b. In competitive situations where I compare myself with others, I try not to be noticed.

6 out of 48

2c. In competitive situations where I compare myself with others, I feel ill will toward the others.

7 out of 48

2d. In competitive situations where I compare myself with others, I exaggerate my accomplishments.

8 out of 48

3a. In situations where I feel insecure or doubt myself, I shrink away from others.

9 out of 48

3b. In situations where I feel insecure or doubt myself, I feel others are to blame for making me feel that way.

10 out of 48

3c. In situations where I feel insecure or doubt myself, I act more confident than I am.

11 out of 48

3d. In situations where I feel insecure or doubt myself, I feel irritated with myself.

12 out of 48

4a. At times when I am unhappy with how I look, I take it out on other people.

13 out of 48

4b. At times when I am unhappy with how I look, I pretend I don't care.

14 out of 48

4c. At times when I am unhappy with how I look, I feel annoyed at myself.

15 out of 48

4d. At times when I am unhappy with how I look, I keep away from other people.

16 out of 48

5a. When I make an embarrassing mistake in public, I hide my embarrassment with a joke.

17 out of 48

5b. When I make an embarrassing mistake in public, I feel like kicking myself.

18 out of 48

5c. When I make an embarrassing mistake in public, I wish I could become invisible.

19 out of 48

5d. When I make an embarrassing mistake in public, I feel annoyed at people for noticing.

20 out of 48

6a. When I feel lonely or left out, I blame myself.

21 out of 48

6b. When I feel lonely or left out, I pull away from others.

22 out of 48

6c. When I feel lonely or left out, I blame other people.

23 out of 48

6d. When I feel lonely or left out, I don't let it show.

24 out of 48

7a. When I feel others think poorly of me, I want to escape their view.

25 out of 48

7b. When I feel others think poorly of me, I want to point out their faults.

26 out of 48

7c. When I feel others think poorly of me, I deny there is any reason for me to feel bad.

27 out of 48

7d. When I feel others think poorly of me, I dwell on my shortcomings.

28 out of 48

8a. When I think I have disappointed other people, I get mad at them for expecting so much from me.

29 out of 48

8b. When I think I have disappointed other people, I cover my feelings with a joke.

30 out of 48

8c. When I think I have disappointed other people, I get down on myself.

31 out of 48

8d. When I think I have disappointed other people, I remove myself from the situation.

32 out of 48

9a. When I feel rejected by someone, I soothe myself with distractions.

33 out of 48

9b. When I feel rejected by someone, I brood over my flaws.

34 out of 48

9c. When I feel rejected by someone, I avoid them.

35 out of 48

9d. When I feel rejected by someone, I get angry with them.

36 out of 48

10a. When other people point out my faults, I feel like I can't do anything right.

37 out of 48

10b. When other people point out my faults, I want to run away.

38 out of 48

10c. When other people point out my faults, I point out their faults.

39 out of 48

10d. When other people point out my faults, I refuse to acknowledge those faults.

40 out of 48

11a. When I feel humiliated, I isolate myself from other people.

41 out of 48

11b. When I feel humiliated, I get mad at people for making me feel this way.

42 out of 48

11c. When I feel humiliated, I cover up the humiliation by keeping busy.

43 out of 48

11d. When I feel humiliated, I get angry with myself.

44 out of 48

12a. When I feel guilty, I push the feeling back on those who make me feel this way.

45 out of 48

12b. When I feel guilty, I disown the feeling.

46 out of 48

12c. When I feel guilty, I put myself down.

47 out of 48

12d. When I feel guilty, I want to disappear.

48 out of 48


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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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