Dr. Phil Test – I scored 47

This was (alleged to be) on Oprah (who reportedly got a 38) and Dr. Phil administered (he apparently got a 55) and my mom forwarded it to me today. I thought it was fun so I thought I’d post it too.

This  is a real test given by Human Relations  Departments at  many of the major corporations  today. It  helps them get better insight concerning their  employees and in their prospective  employees.

There  are 10 Simple questions, so grab a pencil and  paper.  Record your letter answers to each  question.



1. When  do you feel your best…

    A)   in the morning
    B)  during  the afternoon and early evening
    C)   late at night

2.   You usually  walk…

A)   fairly fast, with long steps
B)   fairly fast, with little steps
C)   less fast head up, looking the world in  the face
D)  less fast, head  down
E)  very slowly

3.  When  talking to people you…

A)   stand with your arms folded
B)   have your hands clasped
C)   have one or both your hands on your  hips
D)  touch or push the person  to whom you are talking
E)    play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth  your hair

4.  When  relaxing, you sit with..

A)  your  knees bent with your legs neatly side by  side
B)  your legs  crossed
C)  your legs stretched  out or straight
D)  one leg curled  under you

5.  When  something really amuses you, you react  with…

A)  big  appreciated laugh
B)  a laugh, but  not a loud one
C)   a quiet chuckle
D)  a  sheepish smile

6.   When  you go to a party or social gathering  you…

A)   make a loud entrance so everyone notices  you
B)  make a quiet entrance,  looking around for someone you know
C)   make the quietest entrance, trying to stay  unnoticed

7.  You’re  working very hard, concentrating hard, and  you’re interrupted…

A)   welcome the break
B)   feel extremely irritated
C)   vary between these two  extremes

8.   Which  of the following colors do you like  most….

A)   Red or orange
B)   black
C)  yellow or light  blue
D)  green
E)   dark blue or purple
F)   white
G)  brown or  gray

9.   When  you are in bed at night, in those last few  moments before going to sleep you  are…..

A)   stretched out on your back
B)   stretched out face down on your  stomach
C)   on your side, slightly curled
D)   with your head on one arm
E)   with your head under the  covers

10.  You  often dream that you  are…

A)   falling
B)   fighting or struggling
C)   searching for something or  somebody
D)   flying or floating
E)   you usually have dreamless  sleep
F)   your dreams are always  pleasant


1.   (a) 2     (b) 4      (c) 6

2.  (a) 6     (b)  4     (c) 7     (d)  2   (e) 1

3.   (a) 4     (b) 2      (c) 5     (d) 7   (e)  6

4.  (a) 4     (b) 6      (c) 2     (d)  1

5.  (a) 6     (b) 4      (c) 3     (d) 5    (e) 2

6.  (a) 6     (b)  4     (c) 2

7.  (a) 6      (b) 2     (c)  4

8.   (a) 6     (b) 7      (c) 5     (d) 4    (e) 3      (f) 2     (g)  1

9.  (a) 7     (b) 6      (c) 4     (d) 2     (e ) 1

10 (a) 4     (b)  2     (c) 3     (d) 5      (e) 6     (f)  1

Now  add up the total number of  points.


  • OVER 60 POINTS: Others  see you as someone they should “handle with  care.”  You’re seen as vain, self-centered,  and extremely dominant. Others  may admire you, wishing they could be more like  you, but don’t always trust you, hesitating to  become too deeply involved with  you.
  • 51  TO 60 POINTS:   Others see you as an exciting, highly  volatile, rather impulsive personality, a  natural leader, who’s quick to make decisions,  though not always the right ones.  They see  you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will  try anything once, someone who takes chances and  enjoys an adventure.  They enjoy being in  your company because of the excitement you  radiate.
  • 41 TO 50  POINTS:   Others see you as fresh, lively, charming,  amusing, practical, and always interesting,  someone who’s constantly in the center of  attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to  let it go to their head.  They also see you  as kind, considerate, and understanding, someone  who’ll always cheer them up and help them  out.
  • 31  TO 40 POINTS: Others  see you as sensible, cautious, careful &  practical.  They see you as clever, gifted,  or talented, but modest.  Not a person who  makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone  who’s extremely loyal to friends you do make and  who expects the same loyalty in return.   Those who really get to know you, realize  it takes a lot to shake your trust in your  friends, but equally that it takes you a long  time to get over if that trust is ever  broken.
  • 21 TO 30  POINTS: Your friends see you as  painstaking and fussy.  They see you as  very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and  steady plodder.  It would really surprise  them if you ever did something  impulsively or  on the spur of the moment, expecting you to  examine everything carefully from every angle  and then, usually decide against it. They think  this reaction is caused partly by your careful  nature.
  • UNDER  21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and  indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who  always wants someone else to make the decisions  and who doesn’t want to get involved with anyone  or anything! They see you as a worrier who  always sees problems that don’t exist.   Some people think you’re boring.   Only those who know you well, know that  you aren’t.
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