The Avoidance Quiz**
There are important things that you need to do.
You would rather not do them, so you don't.
- a coping mechanism,
- the main factor fueling anxiety,
- generates additional stress in your life.
Take the short quiz to see what your relationship with avoidance is.
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1. What do you do when you feel intimidated by an important task?
(A) Identify part of the task I don’t feel intimidated by and start with that.
(B) Put off the task for a while but eventually get around to it.
(C) Permanently stuff the task into my overflowing “too-hard” basket.
2. How much time do you spend doing activities that other people might describe as a waste of time?
(A) An amount of time that helps me refresh.
(B) Enough time that I regret it, but not so much time that it interferes with completing important tasks.
(C) So much time that it interferes with getting critical tasks done.
3. How often do you work on low-priority tasks because your higher-priority tasks feel outside your comfort zone?
(C) You can often find me fiddling with the font on a document.
4. Does anyone ever get annoyed with you due to your avoidance of tasks or issues? For example, your spouse gets frustrated that you put off making phone calls that you feel anxious about.
(B) Not overtly, but if asked, my family and/or coworkers would probably say it bugs them that I procrastinate, opt out of some activities, or ignore necessary tasks.
(C) Yes, it’s a topic of conflict.
5. What do you do when you need to do something that brings up memories of prior failures or bad past experiences?
(A) Adopt a growth mindset; I can improve through the right kinds of practice.
(B) Do the task if I absolutely have to but avoid it if I have any choice.
(C) Avoid doing it even when that could create problems; for example, I would avoid calling a plumber to deal with an issue if the last time I dealt with a plumber was a bad experience.
6. What do you do when you’re working on a joint project and you need to raise an issue about someone else’s work?
(A) Decide whether a direct or subtle approach is likely to be best in the specific situation.
(B) Drop hints and hope the person gets the message.
(C) Do nothing, or complain to everyone except the person whose work is at issue.
Count your As, Bs, and Cs
before you click on "NEXT"
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