Are You Emotionally Free?


Are you able to cultivate positive emotions and compassion without having negative thoughts dominate your life?  This test will help you assess your current level of emotional freedom at this time.Are You Emotionally Free?

Are you able to cultivate positive emotions and compassion without having negative thoughts dominate your life?  This test will help you assess your current level of emotional freedom at this time.

Choose the option that most corresponds to how seldom or often you experience these reactions.

Not TrueSometimes TrueMostly True
1. If I’m angry with someone, I’ll breathe and center myself before I react.012
2. When I’m filled with self-doubt or fear I treat myself lovingly.012
3. When stuck in traffic or if something doesn’t happen on my timetable, I have patience.012
4. After a hard day, I focus on what I’m grateful for rather than beating myself up for what has gone wrong.012
5. I rarely get snippy or cop an attitude if people frustrate me.012
6. I feel connected to a sense of spirituality, however I define it.012
7. I check in with my intuition--my gut feelings--when making choices.012
8. If I’m blamed for something, I rarely lash out and say things I regret.012
9. I fall asleep quickly and don’t worry about tomorrow’s “to-do” list.012
10. If my heart gets broken I don’t give up on love.012
11. I’m a positive person, and don’t make small problems into big ones.012
12. I don’t seek revenge if someone treats me poorly.012
13. I’m not jealous of other people’s success if it surpasses mine.012
14. I quickly let go of negative emotions and don’t brood on them012
15. I’m not easily crushed by disappointments.012
16. I don’t compare myself to others.012
17. I have empathy for others but I don’t become their therapist or get drained by their emotional pain.012
18. I live in the Now, rather than dwelling on the past or future 012
19. I feel happy with my life, not that it’s just passing me by. 012
20. I am good at setting limits with people who drain my energy.012

How To Interpret This Test

To calculate your emotional freedom score, total the numbers corresponding to your responses.

  • A score of 30-40 suggests that you’re experiencing a considerable level of emotional freedom in your life.
  • A score of 15-29 suggests a moderate level.
  • A score of 14 or below suggests a beginning level.
  • A zero score (and it takes courage to admit that) indicates you haven’t found emotional freedom yet, but the good news is that you can start discovering it now!

Whatever your score, be compassionate when you identify areas you’d like to improve. Realize that we all have a ways to go. Emotional freedom isn’t some place you arrive at and just stay there. It’s an ongoing blossoming.

This quiz is excerpted from Chapter 1 of Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff MD


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her companion book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She blends the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Gateway Asia. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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