How Self-Compassionate Are You?
For most of us, finding compassion for others who are struggling is easy to do. Finding that same compassion for ourselves, however, doesn’t always come naturally.
Research shows that self-compassion is linked to life satisfaction. Yet, we’re often kinder to others than we are to ourselves. How kind are you to YOU?
Take our quiz to find out how you respond to yourself during times of difficulty.
The short self-compassion test measures the elements of self-compassion (self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness) and the things that get in the way (self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification).
Use the scale to help you pinpoint the areas you are already doing well and the areas that need your attention to continue to nurture your self-compassion.
How I Typically Act Towards Myself in Difficult Times
Please read each statement carefully before answering. Underneath each item, indicate how often you behave in the stated manner.
Neff, K.D. (2003). Development and validation of a scale to measure self-compassion. Self and Identity, 2, 223-250.