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 members of Neurotics Anonymous (NAIL), the predecessor organization of Emotions Anonymous (EA). Validity and reliability studies have not been done on this instrument, and it should not be considered a scientific tool; it's only a test that NAIL and EA members have found useful. It is obvious what the “best” answers are; a score of 100% is considered 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 than yourself, 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 is everything 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 cannot do. (24) _________ _________ _________ I have an active interest in many things. (25) _________ _________ _________ I have a warm, rewarding emotional life: I love, I feel, I seek to understand. I have compassion.

(26) _________ _________ _________ I use calm, objective, intellectual thought unencumbered by emotions. (27) _________ _________ _________ I consider my emotions an asset, not a liability. (28) _________ _________ _________ Depression that I hear discussed is an unknown feeling to me. (29) _________ _________ _________ I know and accept myself and accept other people as they are. (30) _________ _________ _________ I feel that my life runs on a smooth level with only minor ups and downs. (31) _________ _________ _________ I am content to do my part then wait for things to work out. (32) _________ _________ _________ I seek to learn more and consider this a lifetime quest. (33) _________ _________ _________ I enjoy the so-called "small things:" a flower opening, a rain shower, a sea shell. (34) _________ _________ _________ I seldom, if ever, have physicals complaints (headaches, backaches, upset stomach, nausea, etc). (35) _________ _________ _________ I know that I am responsible for my own actions and the other people are responsible for their actions. (36) _________ _________ _________ I feel comfortable with people and situations. (37) _________ _________ _________ I consider myself healthy. (38) _________ _________ _________ I look forward to even better things. (39) _________ _________ _________ I believe the world is steadily and inevitably getting better in spite of many problems. (40) _________ _________ _________ I appreciate the value of small detailed work as well as great ideas and great projects. (41) _________ _________ _________ I believe that people are good, that difficulties are caused by illness. (42) _________ _________ _________ I believe the way to peace on Earth is and has always been available to humanity; it is up to us to learn to us it. (43) _________ _________ _________ I respect all people and their work. I consider the street sweeper who does his job as important as the physician who does his. (44) _________ _________ _________ I know that health (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) depends on maintenance. It is not something that once acquired remains as such. (45) _________ _________ _________ I feel that I am free. (46) _________ _________ _________ I am happy just to be a human being, no better and no worse than any other. (47) _________ _________ _________ I feel that I am of worth just being myself; I have no need to prove anything to anybody. (48) _________ _________ _________ I accept the inevitable. Death is of no concern to me. (49) _________ _________ _________ I forgive myself and others for mistakes. (50) _________ _________ _________ I try to help others to achieve a richer, happier, healthier life. _________ _________ _________ Totals Scoring Count up the "Yes" answers and the "Sometimes" answers. "No" answers have no value (count as zero). Multiply the count of the "Yes" answers by two. Add the number of "Sometimes" answers to that value; this sum is your score. Higher scores indicate better mental and emotional health. A score of 50 is considered average. Source Neurotics Anonymous. (1978). The Etiology of Mental and Emotional Illness and Health. Washington, D.C.: Neurotics Anonymous International Liaison, Inc. 36-41. LCCN 76040759. OCLC 4500175. Note: In the original 1978 version the phrases “humanity” and “the Universe” were “mankind” and “creation,” respectively. They were replaced in this version to reduce the possible gender and culture bias.