The Vulnerability Quiz

1. Vulnerability means..

A. Uncertainty, risk, emotional exposure

B. Weakness

C. Attention seeking

D. Foolishness

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Right answer – A. Uncertainty, risk, emotional exposure

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.


2. Being vulnerable to someone means…

A. Showing someone in how much pain you are in to seek sympathy

B. Making up false stories to grab attention

C. Telling private information to test relationship

D. To express your true self and be brave

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Right answer – D. To express your true self and be brave


3. True or false

Vulnerability does not depend on the relationship you have with other person.

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Right answer – FALSE.

Vulnerability is based on mutuality and requires boundaries and trust.

It is about sharing our feelings and experiences with people who have earned the right to hear them.


4. Vulnerability requires ___________ from the listener.

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Right answer – Kindness and loyalty

Mutually respectful vulnerability leads to increased connection, trust and engagement.

Vulnerability without boundaries leads to disconnection, distrust and disengagement


5. Perfectionism is a belief that….

A. I can do everything well

B. If I do things perfectly, I can minimise or avoid the pain of blame, judgement and shame

C. I have to live up to my standards

D. None of the above

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Right answer – B. If I do things perfectly, I can minimise or avoid the pain of blame, judgement and shame

Perfectionism is less about doing things right than it is about avoiding the consequence if you do it wrong. It’s more about pleasing others.

And if you think “your perfectionism” is not about all this, it’s just a genuine desire to make things right, then complete the task. Perfection comes with time and experience, you cannot wait until you make your very first poetry “perfect”.


6. Vulnerability helps you…

A. Connect with others

B. Detach from others

C. Feel bad about yourself

D. None of the above

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Right answer – A. Connect with others


All this information was taken form Berne Brown’s research on vulnerability.

I tried to present it in a creative way to make it easy to understand and remember.

Hope you guys liked it! 🙂

Quiz time (answers)

1. Which of the following characteristics grateful people tend to exhibit?

A. Boastful

B. Mean

C. Too proud

D. Helpful and empathetic

Right answer – D. HELPFUL AND EMPATHETIC.


2. In which of the following situations expressing gratitude will be helpful?

A. When you are coping with stress or trauma

B. When you have to build social bonds

C. When you want to savour life experiences

D. All of the above

Right answer – D. ALL OF THE ABOVE


3. State weather following statements are true or false.

A. Expressing gratitude tends to reduce the invidious comparisons with others. TRUE (you can’t compare when you’re actually grateful for what you have! When you experience gratitude towards something, you will cherish it’s importance and are less likely to compare)

B. Expressing gratitude can actually make negative emotions deter. TRUE (gratitude is a positive emotion. It’s actually found in research that gratitude in fact can diminish feelings such as anger, bitterness and greed)

C. If you express gratitude, you may not take things for granted. TRUE (when you express gratitude and appreciate things, you are less likely to take things for granted)


4. “Being a optimistic” means

A. Looking at the bright side in every situation

B. Being happy all the time

C. Talking about imaginary stuff with no logic

D. None of the above

Right Answer – A. LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE IN EVERY SITUATION (but optimism is also more than that. It’s about how you interpret causes of certain events. Optimists generally see causes of negative events as external)


5. Fill in the blank

Optimism is about considering problems as temporary and _________ causes.

Right answer – external


6. True or false

Optimism keeps us from making any real process

Right answer – FALSE (optimism motivates us to take initiative. And research has found that optimists don’t easily give up)


7. Fill in the blank

Optimism is not just about thoughts like ‘I will get there’ but about _________.

Right answer – exactly how can I do it

(optimism is not wishful thinking)


Guys I hope you enjoyed this quiz. It’s just a fun way to learn more about positive psychology. I hope you all liked it.

Any comments, feedback is always welcome! 🙂

Let me know if you’d like to have more such quizzes in future.

Take care friends!! Stay safe❤️

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