Personal Beliefs Scale
"The unexamined life is not worth living."
Socrates, in Plato,
Who are you? What is your nature relative to other living things in the world?
There are many possible answers to these questions. By examining them, the philosopher F. F. Centore devised a comprehensive list, coming to the conclusion that there are six basic categories.
Psychologists R. A. Embree and M. C. Embree used Centore's work to compile what they called the "Personal Beliefs Scale". This scale pinpoints your opinion on each of these six basic philosophical orientations, which allows you to systematically compare your opinion with that of others.
To take the survey, start by downloading the questionnaire onto your computer.
Personal Beliefs Scale questionnaire (MS-Word, 140K)
You'll need an hour or more to work through the questions, marking your choices directly in the MS-Word file (highlight or bold your choices). Please note that many of the questions are repeated – this is not to catch you out, but to give you the opportunity to reflect thoroughly on each of the six orientations, and how they relate to each other.
Save the file with your marked choices, and e-mail the completed questionnaire to me. I will reply with the analysis – no strings attached, confidential & free of charge.
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