Self-criticism Quiz

Criticism is helpful when it’s constructive, but often we criticize ourselves in ways that are inconsiderate, judgmental, insulting, or even cruel. Harsh self-criticism makes matters worse. Take this quiz to find out if harsh self-criticism is a problem for you.

For each statement below, select the answer that best fits you.

  1. I criticize myself harshly for things I’ve said or done.

  2. I put myself down or call myself names whenever anything goes wrong.

  3. I blame myself for my failures without taking credit for my successes.

  4. I’m intolerant of my own flaws and weaknesses.

  5. I tell myself I’m an idiot or not good enough.