The Neurotics Anonymous Test of Mental and Emotional Health
This test is intended to help individuals evaluate their mental and emotional health. It was developed by membersof Neurotics Anonymous (NAIL), the predecessor organization of Emotions Anonymous (EA). Validity andreliability studies have not been done on this instrument, and it should not be considered a scientific tool; it's only atest that NAIL and EA members have found useful. It is obvious what the “best” answers are; a score of 100% isconsidered untenable. The usefulness this test depends completely on the honesty of the individual taking it.Test taking guidelines:1.Read each item on the right carefully.2.Check “Yes” if the item is true for you, check “No” if the item is false for you, and check “Sometimes” if the item is sometimes true for you.3.Be honest.
Yes Sometimes No
(1)___________________________I love people and enjoy being with them.(2)___________________________My life is rich, full, and rewarding.(3) ___________________________ I have a deep faith in the good life (this can be God, a Power greater thanyourself, or a general principle for good).(4)___________________________I consider it a privilege to have been born and to be alive.(5)___________________________I look forward to each day as a stimulating adventure.(6)___________________________I have peace of mind and a quiet joy.(7)___________________________I am doing the work I want to do.(8)___________________________I am content with my position in life.(9)___________________________My needs are met.(10)___________________________I consider all human beings to be my brothers and sisters.(11)___________________________I enjoy helping other people.(12)___________________________I feel I live to serve.(13)___________________________I believe that everything in the Universe is infinitely beautiful.(14) ___________________________ I feel that I am a minute but important part of the Universe as iseverthin else.(15)___________________________I enjoy being alone as well as being with people.(16)___________________________I am usually relaxed.(17)___________________________I usually feel good.(18)___________________________I sleep well.(19)___________________________I have a good appetite.(20)___________________________I have energy for the things I do.(21)___________________________I seldom, if ever, take drugs or medications.(22)___________________________I feel adequate to do the things I am capable of doing.(23) ___________________________ I am content to do what I can and to know there are many things I cannotdo.(24)___________________________I have an active interest in many things.(25) ___________________________ I have a warm, rewarding emotional life: I love, I feel, I seek tounderstand. I have compassion.