Saboteurs Assessment

Saboteurs are the voices in your head that generate negative emotions in the way you handle life’s everyday challenges. They represent automated patterns in your mind for how to think, feel, and respond. They cause all of your stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, restlessness, and unhappiness. They sabotage your performance, wellbeing, and relationships.

Based on Shirzad Chamine’s New York Times bestseller and Stanford lectures.

Research included 500,000 participants, world class athletes, and leaders from every Fortune 100 company.

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Assessment Instructions

Move quickly and go with the first response that comes to your mind. Don't worry about being consistent when you notice similar or overlapping questions.


I have high discomfort with conflict and avoid dealing with it.


I can be too much of a stickler or perfectionist.


I can't rest and need to be constantly busy.


I am usually more anxious and worried than others around me.


I criticize others a lot more often than praise them.


I have a strong need to take charge and be in control.


I take particular pride in being rational and analytical.


I have a tendency towards being moody and melancholy.


I measure my self worth mostly through my achievements.


I have a very self-critical voice.


I am a "pleaser".


I procrastinate a lot.


I can't help but be a perfectionist.


I need to juggle a lot of balls all the time to prevent boredom.


When things go wrong, I tend to stay upset for some time.


I am hyper-vigilant and always on the lookout for danger.


Others have described me as too controlling.


I have a tendency to feel sorry for myself.


I can come across as too analytical and intellectually arrogant.


I am often annoyed by flaws and faults with others.


Pleasing others and having them like me is very important to me.


I avoid dealing with conflicts to a point where they fester and become real problems.


Status and my public image are important to me.


I am often anxious and highly vigilant.


I am very critical of myself.


I like things to be very orderly and organized.


I feel restless and rarely at peace with what I am doing in the moment.


I can be confrontational and forceful when I need to get things done.


When I am criticized or unfairly treated, I tend to withdraw, pout, or sulk.


When bad things happen, I tend to stay upset for some time.


I tend to intimidate others with the intensity of my analytical mind.


Compared to others, I do more pleasing, rescuing, or flattering people.


Life is about achieving and producing results for me.


Others tell me I am too much of a perfectionist.


I often find faults and flaws with others.


I procrastinate on dealing with important but unpleasant tasks.


Others tell me I worry too much.


I get impatient with others easily and step in to push things forward.


I easily get impatient and bored and want something different.


When I make a mistake, I beat myself up over it.


I can be perceived as cold and too rational.


Sometimes I feel like a victim or martyr.


I feel worthy mostly when I am successful and achieving.


I am so into helping others that I sometimes lose sight of my own needs and feel resentful.


The circumstances of work or life significantly affect how happy I feel.


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