Take this quiz to find out.
For each of the following statements, think about specific experiences from your life, and then keep track
of the answer that best describes how you feel about them. Check your score below.
There is an act I committed in the past that makes me cringe and feel ashamed whenever I think of it.
At one point in my life, my failure to say or do something had hurtful consequences for someone that I
continue to regret.
I may have blown a great opportunity for myself by not acting on something when I had the chance, and I
have still not come to terms with it.
I can’t stop feeling hurt by the way someone treated me.
I continue to feel sad, mad, or victimized as a result of a certain occurrence, even though it was beyond
my control at the time.
Although I try not to, I envy other people for their looks, money, or accomplishments.
I feel a gnawing sense of longing or regret just because I’m getting older, and it’s interfering with my
enjoyment of the present.
There is one person I will never, ever forgive.
There are painful memories I’d rather not revisit, but that still seem to effect me.
There are things I did in my past that sometimes make me feel like a bad person.
I am my own worst critic, and I rarely seem to achieve what I’m really capable of.
It’s too late to go back and repair what was done in the past.
I can’t forgive myself, because the person I hurt will never forgive me.
I know I wasn’t totally innocent, but I don’t feel like I should be the one toapologize because I’m the one
who got hurt worse. I still hate the offender.
There are unpleasant ghosts in my past that I can never seem to shake.
11–15 You are plagued by more pain, grief, blame, and discontent from your regrets than
that may be interfering with the enjoyment of our day-to-day life, restricting our future
possibilities, and hampering our ability to experience joy. The good news is that once you
learn to come to terms with these regrets and release them, you will experience a profound
sense of relief and freedom.
4–10 Like most of us, you have shame-producing skeletons in your closet, and people,
gifts each of these burdensome regrets holds for you, and to take the action steps
necessary to let them go. Once you do so, your regrets will serve as guides in your present
and mentors for your future, leading you to happiness and away from torment.
1–3 You are a person who has learned to forgive yourself, forgive others, and move on
light, optimistic, and joyful you will feel when you let go of the last, unresolved regrets that
weigh upon your intellect, emotions, and spirit. Once you do, “could have,” “should have,” “if
only,” and “why me” thoughts will no longer have any power to hurt you—now or in the
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