Core Type Profile

This abbreviated quiz is adapted from The Core Type Profile in Working from Your Core. The 20 statements below express different ways in which people see themselves. Please use the following scale to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement as a description of yourself. You can complete this quiz on a separate sheet of paper or download this page.

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1. ____

I believe that "every cloud has a silver lining."

2. ____ If you expect too much from others, you will be disappointed.
3. ____ I like to find my own answers.
4. ____ I believe in the old saying: "Rules are made to be broken."
5. ____ Sacrificing to help others makes me a better person.
6. ____ I cannot sit back and let a wrong go by without challenging it.
7. ____ I often act as a catalyst for change.
8. ____ I try to manage situations with the good of all in mind.
9. ____ People who love their work are most productive.
10. ____

I keep a sense of perspective by taking a long-range view.

11. ____

I do not believe that people really mean to hurt each other.

12. ____ I have learned that life is not fair.
13. ____ I am trying to discover what I want out of life.
14. ____ When work gets too serious or dull, I like to lighten things up.
15. ____ I wish people were more sensitive to the needs of others.
16. ____ I thrive on competition.
17. ____ I enjoy turning dreams into realities.
18. ____ Change should happen in an orderly fashion.
19. ____ When I care for something, I care passionately.
20. ____

I work hard but am not overly attached to the results