Lesson 1 of 7  - free your true Self to guide you

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A Quiz About Personalities
and Psychological Wounds

What you don't know can hurt you!

By Peter K. Gerlach, MSW
Member NSRC Experts Council

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The Web address of this quiz is https://sfhelp.org/gwc/quiz1.htm

 Updated  04-01-2015

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      This is the first in a series of quizzes in this Web site designed to help you assess your knowledge of key topics you need for satisfying relationships, happiness, and wholistic health. Ignorance of these topics promotes psychologically wounding kids and spreading this lethal cycle in your family and our culture.

      To get the most from this learning experience, choose at least 30" of undistracted time, and decide whether your true Self is taking this quiz. If not, expect skewed results.

      Take your time. Answering superficially defeats the value of the quiz, so be specific. Answer these questions out loud or on paper, and follow the links to check your answers. Option - check each item you can answer, and "x' each one you can't.

colorbutton.gif (663 bytes)  About Personalities and Psychological Wounds

__ 1)  Define ''effective parenting''



__ 2)  Describe _ several differences between a Grown Wounded Child (GWC) and a Grown Nurtured Child (GNC), and _ why this difference is important - specially to parents and choosing a mate.


__ 3)  Explain _ what a human personality is, and _ how it's formed.




__ 4)  _ Define "parental neglect'' and _ describe specifically how it may affect a young child's emerging personality .



__ 5)  _ Define "parental abandonment,''  and _ describe specifically how it may affect a young child's emerging personality.



__ 6)  _ Define ''child abuse,'' and _ describe specifically how it may affect a young child's emerging personality.



__ 7)  Name at least 15 traits of a high-nurturance (functional) family.



__ 8)  Describe _ personality subselves, _  where they come from, and _ what they all try to do.



__ 9)  Explain why personality subselves can't be "killed," "fired," or "deleted."



__ 10)  Explain why average people have never heard of "personality subselves."



__ 11)  Describe _ the four types of normal personality subselves, and _ what distinguishes each type from the others.



__ 12)  Name at least 5 typical subselves in each of the three main types of subself.



__ 13)  Describe _ a true Self,  and _ at least six unique skills s/he has that other subselves lack.



__ 14)  Describe at least six emotional clues that suggest the true Self is currently guiding a person's other subselves ("inner family").



__ 15)  Describe _ a false self, and _ at least 10 behavioral traits that indicate a false self controls someone (i.e. that their true Self is disabled).



__ 16)  Name _ six psychological wounds caused by early-childhood trauma, and _ the typical impacts of these wounds and unawareness



__ 17)  Explain how significant psychological wounds affect personal wholistic health.



__ 18)  Define "excessive shame," _ where it comes from, _ what being ''shame-based'' means, and _ how to reduce excessive shame to normal levels.



__ 19)  Define the difference between "self confidence," "self love," "self respect," "egotism," and "Narcissism." 



__ 20)  Define "excessive guilt,'' _ where it comes from, and _ how to reduce it to normal levels.



__ 21)  Name five primal fears, _ where excessive (vs. normal) fear comes from,  and _ how to reduce it to normal levels.



__ 22)  Describe _ five common types of reality distortion, _ what causes them all, and _ how to reduce them.



__ 23)  Describe _ what trust is, _ what causes it, _ why most psychologically-wounded people trust too easily or not enough. and _ how to trust wisely.



__ 24Explain _ what interpersonal bonding is, _ how it happens, _ why some people are unable to form genuine bonds (i.e. unable to need and love others), and _ whether that can be improved over time.



__ 25)  Describe how to assess for significant psychological wounds.



__ 26)  Explain the difference between minor and significant psychological wounds.



__ 27)  Describe "parts work" (inner-family therapy), and _ how it can reduce psychological wounds over time.  



      Pause, breathe, and reflect - what are you aware of now? Have you ever seen a quiz like this? Do you think typical schools are teaching kids the answers? Are you motivated to follow the links and learn about these items? "No" or "not now" may indicate you're wounded and controlled by a protective false self.

      How do you think each adult in your family would do on this quiz? How about each adult in the general population? Ignorance of the answers here promotes personal and social frustration, conflict, illness, and stress.

      Online Lesson 1 here gives perspective on why the answers here are valuable, and how to use them to improve your and your family's lives. The alternative is living in ignorance, and unintentionally promoting the effects of the lethal [wounds + unawareness] cycle.

      Option - read about a real couple who couldn't "pass" this quiz.

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      Recall - why did you read this quiz? Did you get what you needed? If not - what do you need? Who's answering these questions - your wise true Self or someone else?

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