- This self-assessment tool is designed to help you evaluate your level of learned helplessness.
- Please answer the following questions as honestly as possible, considering your current thoughts and feelings.
- Once you have completed the assessment, you can use the results to better understand your current level of learned helplessness and to identify areas where you may need to focus your efforts to overcome it.
- Remember, this is a self-assessment tool, if you feel the need to consult with a therapist or counselor, it is highly recommended.
- Do you feel that circumstances are often out of your control?
- Do you believe that your efforts to change things are futile?
- Do you find yourself avoiding decisions or taking action?
- Do you tend to give up quickly when faced with challenges?
- Are you unable to tolerate frustration or setbacks?
- Do you lack motivation or effort when it comes to achieving goals?
- Do you engage in passive behavior or have a bad attitude?
- Do you have low self-esteem or self-doubt?
- Do you procrastinate or refuse to try new things?
- Do you experience feelings of depression, apathy, or powerlessness?
For each question, give yourself a score of 0-3 points based on the following scale:
0 – Not at all true
1 – Somewhat true
2 – Mostly true
3 – Very true
Total Score: ________
- A score of 0-10 indicates a low level of learned helplessness
- A score of 11-20 indicates a moderate level of learned helplessness
- A score of 21-30 indicates a high level of learned helplessness
It’s important to note that this is just a self-assessment tool, and it’s not intended to replace professional advice or diagnosis. If you feel that you are experiencing a high level of learned helplessness and it’s impacting your daily life, it’s important to seek professional help.
Wondering what to do next? Check out our Worksheet for Identifying and Challenging Negative Thoughts and Beliefs associated with Learned Helplessness.