Test Your Happiness.

Happiness is something we all want, we all seek – and we all enjoy it in various forms to varying degrees: contentedness, satisfaction, joy … in fact, there seem to be so many different ways of describing happiness, do we really know what happiness actually is? And do we really know at any given time whether we are happy?

The Oxford Happiness Inventory and the Questionnaire were developed by psychologists Peter Hills and Michael Argyle at Oxford University.

Rank the following statements as to how much you agree or disagree:


Q1. I don't feel particularly pleased with the way I am.


Q2. I am intensely interested in other people.


Q3. I feel that life is very rewarding.


Q4. I have very warm feelings to just about everyone.


Q5. I rarely wake up feeling rested.


Q6. I am not particularly optimistic about the future.


Q7. I find most things amusing.


Q8. I am always committed and involved.


Q9. Life is good.


Q10. I do not think the world is a good place.


Q11. I laugh a lot.


Q12. I am satisfied with everything in my life.


Q13. I don't think I look attractive.


Q14. There is a gap between what I have to do and what I have done.


Q15. I am very happy.


Q16. I find beauty in some things.


Q17. I always have a cheering effect on others.


Q18. I can find time for everything I want to do.


Q19. I feel that I am not especially in control of my life.


Q20. I feel able to take anything on.


Q21. I feel fully mentally alert.


Q22. I often experience joy and elation.


Q23. I do not find it easy to make decisions.


Q24. I don't have a particular sense of meaning and purpose in my life.


Q25. I feel I have a great deal of energy.


Q26. I usually have a good influence on events.


Q27. I don't have fun with other people.


Q28. I do not feel particularly healthy.


Q29. I don't have particularly good memories of the past.


Please answer all of the questions