Alienation Test

by C. George Boeree

Below is a list of statements. Please read each statement carefully and rate how strongly you agree or disagree with it. There are no right or wrong answers, what's important is your personal view.

  1. I don't understand the way people behave nowadays.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  2. I don't want what most people seem to want.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  3. The future of mankind looks pretty hopeless.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  4. Most people act as if the end justifies the means.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  5. I don't get much satisfaction from my work (or school work).
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  6. It's a lonely life for more and more people nowadays.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  7. Things don't make much sense to me anymore.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  8. My values are different from society's values.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  9. There is little room for personal choice anymore.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  10. There just aren't any definite rules to live by today.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  11. I wish I could feel more involved in my job (or school work).
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  12. I wish people would be a lot kinder than they are.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  13. I feel confused about the world a lot.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  14. Most people don't have the same priorities that I do.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  15. You can only get ahead if you get some lucky breaks.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  16. It seems that right and wrong are pretty ambivalent nowadays.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  17. Sometimes I just feel like a robot at work (or school).
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  18. Sometimes I feel all alone in the world.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  19. I don't know what the purpose of life is anymore.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  20. I don't identify with my culture's values.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  21. There are so many decisions to make that I could just scream.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  22. It seems as if you have to play dirty to win.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  23. I don't have much opportunity to be creative.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  24. I don't get to go out with friends much anymore.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  25. Life has become less and less meaningful to me.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  26. Everybody seems to have a different idea of success than I have.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  27. It is (or would be) scary to be responsible for a child nowadays.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  28. It often seems that it's the nice people who lose.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  29. It's frustrating if you really care about the quality of your work.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree

  30. I don't see my family as much as I'd like to.
    strongly agree            strongly disagree


There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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