Are You a Turtle or Tiger Quiz

Turtle or Tiger Quiz

Turtle or Tiger Quiz

Are You A Turtle Or Tiger Quiz

 

Based on Imago Relationship Theory by Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Minimizing and Maximizing energy, developed by Joyce Buckner, PhD.

Answer each of the 8 questions below.  Choose the answer that makes sense to you.  For the best results, pick the answer that matches what you do first.  Each answer has a Point Value (1 or 2).  Add your points and compare them to the scale at the bottom of the page.

“WHEN I GET UPSET, I TEND TO…”

(1) Feel tight inside and not express my emotions.

(2) Express my feelings with a lot of energy.


“WHEN I GET UPSET, I TEND TO…”

(1) Adopt an “I’ll take care of myself, I don’t need anyone” attitude.

(2) Turn to others and talk to them about what I am going through.


“WHEN I GET UPSET, I TEND TO…”

(1) Not be able to tell my partner why I’m upset.

(2) Tell my partner all about my upset.


“WHEN I GET UPSET, I TEND TO…”

(1) Have very few needs.

(2) Be very open with my feelings and believe I need others around me.


“WHEN I GET UPSET, I TEND TO…”

(1) Exclude others from my personal space.

(2) Express my needs and try to get my partner to hear and respond.


“WHEN I GET UPSET, I TEND TO…”

(1) Withhold my feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

(2) Be excessively generous.


“WHEN I GET UPSET, I TEND TO…”

(1) Figure things out by myself.

(2) Feel responsible for making the relationship work, and getting my partner to open up and talk.


“WHEN I GET UPSET, I TEND TO…”

(1)  Feel safer alone or in situations that are not intense.

(2) Get others’ input about what I should be doing to handle the situation.


Are you more Turtle-Like, or more Tiger-Like, or perhaps both?

 

POINTS SCALE

Turtle 8……………9……………10……………11…………..12……………13……………14……………15……………16 Tiger

Turtle / Tiger

To learn more about what your results mean, click here.

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