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after hours: a little test

here is a little something to lighten your day

Don’t peek ahead, but begin the test as you scroll down and answer. The answers are for who you are now, not who you were in the past. Have a pen or pencil and paper ready. This is a real test given by the human resources departments at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get a better insight concerning their employees and potential employees. It’s only 10 simple questions, so... Grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of the letter corresponding to each of your answers.

Ready? Begin...

1. When do you feel your best?

(a) in the morning
(b) during the afternoon & early evening
(c) late at night.

2. You usually walk

(a) fairly fast, with long steps
(b) fairly fast, with short, quick 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) a big, appreciative 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. Do you

(a) welcome the break
(b) feel extremely irritated
(c) vary between these two extremes.

8. Which of the following colours 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 grey.

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

(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.

Now see what your score is, and what it means... Answers to A Little Test