On a Scale of 1-10, How Much of an Overachiever Are You?

Jennifer Post

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About This Quiz

Being an overachiever is used a lot as an insult when kids are growing up, as if it's something to be ashamed of. Trying hard wasn't cool. Wanting to get good grades and get along with your teacher wasn't cool. So what was cool? Slacking off, not doing homework, skipping class or talking through class, etc. But that was never your style. You didn't care if you were "cool" and you wore your overachiever badge proudly.

Of course, though, there are those who don't, those who hide behind a blasé attitude to fit in, even though they're dying for that A. Then there are those who unsubscribe from overachieving altogether and either become average, or dare it be said, an underachiever. Whichever path you chose in life, there is a scale of achievement. It's not the classic grading scale you remember from school, or the corporate ladder so often used to measure success, but a simple, 1-10 scale to tell how much of an overachiever you really are. If you get all of your assignments and everything on your to-do list completed very early, you might be at an 8. But if you do all of that plus get a head start on the next day's work, well, you might be off the charts! So how much of an achiever are you on a scale of 1-10? Take this quiz to find out!

How many hours a day do you spend on work?

What were your grades like when you were in school?

Do you pick out your outfits the night before?

Do you consider yourself competitive?

Are you the kind of person to blaze your own path or follow the lead of others?

Do you feel like you're never satisfied?

Are you more of a macro or micro thinker?

Would you say you are particularly persuasive?

How do you react if you don't get something done by the time you set out to complete it?

Do you think you are the only one responsible for your success?

Is failure an important part of life?

Do you think your time is more important than another person's time?

Does every decision you make impact your life in a serious way?

Can everyone teach you something, even if it's unrelated to your area of focus?

With what kind of people do you choose to surround yourself?

How into reading are you?

Do you have a mentor?

Are you still unhappy even when you achieve a goal?

Do you push yourself to see what you're capable of, or do you work with what you know you have?

Would you step over someone to get to where you want to be?

Do you feel burnt out a lot?

Have you ever been called a workaholic?

Is it hard for you to enjoy where you're at in life right now?

How easy is it for you to accept help from others?

Are you a mental list maker or do you write everything down?

Have you always known what you wanted?

What does procrastination look like to you?

Are you a generally positive person?

Would you rather do a task you know you can complete easily, or a demanding task that you know will be a challenge?

Do you enjoy working as hard as you do, or do you feel burdened by it?

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