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Psychology tests

Can you work your way to success?

This five question survey is taken from a book called Think Yourself Rich by Sharon Maxwell Magnus.

1. Your boss is on holiday. Do you...
a) Come in later and leave earlier
b) Work as normal?
c) Work harder - you want to impress your boss's boss?

2. You see your dream job advertised. Unfortunately, it asks for five specific skills and you've only got two. Do you...
a) Resolve to get at least two more of the skills in the near future so you will be a contender next time round?
b) Apply for the job anyway, majoring on the skills you've got and ignoring the ones you haven't?
c) Don't apply - what's the point of being rejected again?

3) You have gone to a meeting across town, but the client is keeping you waiting. Do you...
a) Feel cheesed off at their power game
b) Use the time to phone a friend
c) Use the time to make work-related calls?

4) If you don't like a job. Do you...
a) Leave and claim benefit?
b) Leave as soon as you've got another better job, or the finance for your own business?
c) Do nothing - all jobs are miserable?

5) You are helping a friend out in their clothes shop. The store closes at 6pm. At 5.55pm a woman rushes in, saying she is looking for a dress to wear for a party. Do you...
a) Tell her you are closing and shut up shop?
b) Tell her you've got nothing in her size?
c) Tell her you've got several in stock and show her?

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