TA self diagnosis

This questionnaire has been developed to help you understand your behaviour and personal patterns – the hallmark for personal growth. Behaviour is relational and it therefore depends on each situation. When you answer the questionnaire there are many situational factors in place: how you feel at that moment, your expectations, your interest etc. You might act differently whether you are at work or in a social situation. Notice how the answers would be different in those cases and make a note of it.

With the help of this questionnaire it is possible to highlight five different dimensions of behaviour: 1. Egogram – your personality profile 2. Life positions: how you appreciate yourself and others 3. Drama Triangle: which roles you tend to use 4. Drivers: what motivates you 5. Script: what are your life patterns

Please declare which statement fits best at this present moment. It will be most helpful to you the more open and honest you can be with yourself. Please use the following numbers to describe your answer:

4 = this statement fits extremely well 3 = this statement fits well 2 = this statement fits sometimes 1 = this statement fits hardly ever 0 = this statement doesn‟t fit at all

When you are ready select the questionaire tab below Once you have completed the questionaire, your egogram, life position, drama triangle and drivers and life scripts will be displayed in their corresponding tabs.

I find it easy to assert myself. I‟m very sympathetic when people come to me with their problems My course of action when solving problems is more logical than intuitive I see myself as an impulsive human being I feel inhibited more often than I would like to I think it is important to respect traditions It gives me a huge satisfaction to consider other people‟s needs. I usually keep my cool and stay businesslike when confronted with atypical situations I tend to fulfil my desires as quickly as possible I rather agree with somebody else then to get into an endless discussion
I‟m inclined to get steamed up about people who challenge recognised and accepted ways of thinking and behaviour.

I‟m a forgiving person and let people of the hook quickly. In all I do I try to do it as perfectly as possible I‟m a fun-loving person I often tell myself: “it doesn‟t pay to get involved”
I take leadership in critical situations because I know from experience what will work in such circumstances

I strongly believe that all human beings are basically OK. I analyse facts before I make a decision I have more interests and hobbies then the average person I believe that at the end of the day it‟s best to yield to authority I believe that society would benefit from a harsher punishment of contraventions I find it very satisfying to help others to develop their potential and growth.
It seems that I developed the ability to think and act independently rather than to conform to other people‟s views.

I‟m imaginative and I have lots of good ideas. It seems that I pity myself more than others. I have fairly clear ideas about what is right and what is wrong. I often find myself in the role of consoling others. I tend to keep cool when others would either feel agitated or would switch off. I‟m rather spontaneous and I don‟t dither. I try not to show feelings even when I‟m very hurt inside. I often catch myself that my first reaction is that somebody else must have made a mistake I often get asked for advice. My aim is to be objective. I‟m a curious person and I like to try out new things.
My parents (or other attachment figures) tend to infuse anxiety in me of my environment and the people. They rarely picture the world as a place of joy.

I believe that minorities get more attention than they deserve. When I see that somebody has trouble with their tasks then I‟m happy to ease their workload. People say of me that I‟m rather more realistic than fanciful. I‟m frank with people. I say what I think and feel. I feel that I can‟t cope on my one in many situations. I often am gobsmacked to see how stupid people are. I enjoy helping others to get out of difficult situations. I have a very good ability to explain things to people in a clear and accurate manner. I find it hard to understand why so many people take life so seriously.

I continuously try to comply with what other people expect of me. I tend to do my day-to-day work in a routine rather than to try out new and inventive ways. I often have had the experience that “gratitude has a short half-life”. When having discussions my point of views rank amongst the best.
When I do day-to-day work I try to find new and inventive ways rather than sticking with a proven routine which is generally accepted

If somebody is angry with me I try to conciliate with him/her. Once I‟ve made up my mind I don‟t like to change it. I find it important that other people accept me. I believe that there is no excuse for „stupid‟ mistakes. I often drum with my fingers when I‟m feeling bored. I find it hard to ask for something I need. I don‟t like to show my weaknesses to others. I feel exploited by others. Whenever I work I‟d like to do it thoroughly. Patience is not my biggest strength. I often try to find out what other people expect of me so that I can comply accordingly. I see myself as being confident. I‟m able to solve problems/tasks as well as other people would do. I‟d like to describe myself as being a fairly optimistic human being. I know that I have many good qualities and skills I feel comfortable with myself I have little self confidence. I haven‟t achieved much in my life that I feel really proud of At times I think that I‟m not good enough At times I feel useless In many situations I feel inferior to other people I really get on with everybody I especially feel comfortable with people who have other views than mine
When I compare myself to people I know I notice to a greater extent that I seek ideas, opinions and attitudes that are different from my own

I consider it to be especially important what other people feel and think. I believe it to be worthwhile to be open and honest towards others
I believe devoutly that human beings are well able to lead and control themselves so that they can develop further.

I noticed that in conflict situations I tend to be right after all If I‟m honest to myself I can see that I do criticize others more than that I praise them. I quickly discover other people‟s weak points. My experience is that when I give someone an inch they will take a mile I believe that human beings need a strong and leading hand, really. I believe from experience that most people are rather stubborn Most people see themselves too positively.
There are many things in life that I‟m rather interested in undertaking but I never get around to do them

I often doubt that I will achieve in life what I want to do most. I internally use phrases like: “I cannot deal with this” or “I will never suss this out” It‟s always the same things that I get worked up about. Too often, I find myself in difficult situations that I can‟t break out of.

I often ask myself: “Why does that have to happen to me again?” I feel that only the success achieved by hard work does count. I can only relax and enjoy myself when I know that all my work is done. I have to understand a subject fully before I can have an opinion on it I feel that every time I feel a high in life there is a much worse low to follow
I often notice that when life is OK I start worrying about unpleasant things that might be around the corner. I noticed that often when I say something positive I continue with a but that conveys something negative.

I find it difficult to enjoy the here-and-now
I often found myself in life that I was just about to get somewhere but it didn‟t work out in the very last moment. I often sabotage success or achievement of objectives through awkward or clumsy behaviour just in the nick of time.

I have almost insatiable ambitions
I notice that I start thinking about new challenges as soon as I have achieved something rather than to actually enjoy my success for a moment.

I don‟t dare to do what I would like best. Over and over again I find myself in similar problems I often feel that I get out of the frying pan into the fire. I have to attend to all my commitments first before I can do what I enjoy I am aware that I‟m preoccupied in my thoughts about the future rather than the present I believe that today, I could do whatever I fancy – however, tomorrow I‟d have to pay for it. On reflection I can say that I tend to speak about the same negative experiences More than once I was close to get a promotion but it didn‟t work out in the end. When I feel alright I often worry about difficulties that might be around the corner Again and again I exert myself to achieve something but I never get it fully accomplished. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. I will never get what I desire the most
It often feels to me that time and time again I‟m rolling a huge stone up the hill. Just before I reach the top the stone rolls all the way back to the valley and I have to start all over again

In disappointing situations I still hope that something good will come from it Only if I have achieved something I give myself permission to have some leisure time I often abandon my own needs so that other people feel happy and comfortable I struggle to accept people who aren‟t accurate. I often don‟t trust others to execute tasks well enough I try to exceed all expectations on me Stamina is one of my best qualities In my experience it‟s best to keep my feelings to myself I find it unpleasant to be dependent on others to get problems solved. I get worked up when people dilly-dally I always walk fast even when there is no need for it. I‟m always on the move and I find it hard just “to be”. I walk, eat and talk fast I need to become stronger in order to cope better when other people hurt me. If I work hard time and time again, I will achieve my goal I always contemplate about things long and hard before I make a decision I execute every task as perfectly as possible. I apply myself to achieve my goals in the best possible way My motto is “to keep a stiff upper lip”

I‟m rather diplomatic I tend to turn my back when things go wrong rather than to face up to them Messiness annoys me I am able to ignore bodily discomforts for a long period of time I feel that I struggle with things that other people have no problem at all. I tend to procrastinate for a long time until I finally start doing things My relationships take the same negative course time and time again. I need to fully understand myself before I can really change

Egogram – your personality profile
Critical Parent
1 6 11 16 21 26 31 36 41 46 51 56

Nurturing Parent
2 7 12 17 22 27 32 37 42 47 52 57

Adult
3 8 13 18 23 28 33 38 43 48 53 58

Natural Child

Adapted Child
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 44 49 54 59

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0

0

0

0

0

Critical Parent

Nurturing Parent

Adult

Natural Child

Adapted Child

Life positions: how you appreciate yourself and others I am OK: 24 0

34

0

61

0

62

0

63

0

64

0

65

0

=

0

I’m not OK: 10 0 40 You’re OK: 17 0 71 You’re not OK: 77 0 78

0

66

0

67

0

68

0

69

0

70

0

=

0

0

72

0

73

0

74

0

75

0

76

0

=

0

0

79

0

80

0

81

0

82

0

83

0

=

0

Moving away, avoiding, preventing I feel that I‟m not OK and that you are OK (accommodating position)

You're OK
1

Getting in, moving forward, cooperating I feel that I‟m OK and that you are OK, too (constructive position)

I'm not OK
4

0
0 0

I'm OK
2

0

Getting nowhere, getting stuck, giving up I feel that I‟m not OK, and that your aren‟t OK either (depressive position)

3

Shaking off, pushing away I feel that I‟m OK, and I feel that you‟re not OK (authoritarian position)

You're not OK

Drama Triangle: which roles you tend to use
Persecutor:
11

0

26

0

31

0

36

0

77

0

78

0

79

0

81

0

117

0

=

0

Rescuer:
2

0

7

0

22

0

27

0

37

0

42

0

47

0

116

0

118

0

=

0

Victim:
15

0

25

0

40

0

66

0

67

0

85

0

86

0

102

0

112

0

=

0

Persecutor Persecuting, telling people off, reproaching, belittling, laughing at people: “I am better than you are!”

Rescuer Assisting without being asked to help, standing in for others “Comforting by giving advice”, things won‟t work without me”

0

0

0

Victim Helplessness, dependence, compliance, guilt feelings, "I am dependent", “I can‟t do it“

Drivers: what motivates you Please people!
7

0

12

0

37

0

52

0

60

0

116

0

133

0

134

0

=

0

Be perfect!
13

0

53

0

58

0

117

0

118

0

119

0

130

0

135

0

=

0

Be strong!
28

0

30

0

56

0

120

0

121

0

122

0

132

0

136

0

=

0

Hurry up!
9

0

19

0

54

0

59

0

123

0

124

0

125

0

126

0

=

0

Try hard!
90

0

98

0

127

0

128

0

129

0

131

0

137

0

138

0

=

0

Please people!

0

Be perfect!

0

Be strong!

0

Hurry up!

0

Try hard!

0

The average value for drivers is 16. If drivers are missing (value less than 8) conflicts in our performance society may occur.

Script: what are your life patterns Until After Never Always Open-ended
90

0 0 0 0 0

91

0 0 0 0 0

92

0 0 0 0 0

104

0 0 0 0 0

105

0 0 0 0 0

115

0 0 0 0 0

140

= 0 0 0 0 = = = =

### 0 0 0 0

93

94

95

96

106

109

111

84

85

86

87

101

107

112

51

88

89

102

103

114

139

97

98

99

100

108

110

113

Until

0

After

0

Never

0

Always

0

Open-ended

0

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