When Meg Ryan said, “I’m difficult. I’m too structured, I’m completely closed off,” it was funny, because it was in a funny movie, When Harry Met Sally. When friends, family, co-workers or customers say we’re difficult in real life; not so funny. So are we, difficult? Take this quiz and see. (The more “yes” answers the more difficult we may be.)
__ I prefer to work alone.
__ I don’t like to admit I’m wrong.
__ I often offer others unsolicited constructive criticism.
__ I can’t stand to lose and will do whatever it takes to win.
__ I want to be recognized for everything I do.
__ I’m easily angered and if I feel disrespected I will let others know.
__ If I’m being honest, I am able to easily manipulate others.
__ I can be cold and calculating when I have to.
__ I prefer to be in charge and like telling others what to do.
__ I sometimes lash out and then have to backtrack.
__ I feel like I am unique and special and deserve special treatment.
__ I have cut off all ties with someone who I feel wronged me in some way.
__ I have hobbies that I prefer to do by myself.
__ I find most people are lazy and don’t work hard unless required to.
__ I rarely share my true feelings because I don’t trust others.
__ I hold others to impossibly high standards.
I’m sure you scored well. It’s still nice to know what to look for when potentially partnering up with someone.