The human personality, within its dynamics and complexity, offers enough space to knowledge and testing of specific factors. The self-assessment made with the help of well-structured questions and included in a specific thematic test can strengthen our effort to achieve real, visible, high-performance goals, giving a certain distinction to each personality. If we connect with the title of this test, inevitably, at the level of common sense knowledge, we will face the duality between the success and failure. Of course, we relate both to our inner feelings, but also to the micro or macro social context that we are part of. Success is not a permanent existential and mental state. The effort must be continuous, with nuances of rapid adaptability to new situations. We can have a lot of confidence in ourselves, in the conditions of identifying optimal and realistic solutions in the space of future actions. 

Failures can have perverse forms of expression, but they will delimit a possibly closed mental past and offer the chance for a new business or success.( Author, P.Carter)  


“Choose the answer that suits you best for the following questions or statements: 

 How often do you feel depressed at the thought of returning to work after a break or holidays? 

  1.  Frequently. 
  2. Sometimes. 
  3.  Never. 

Answer  🗆

 Generally, what is the most important factor for achieving success in the chosen profession? 

  1.  A high IQ. 
  2. A high level of intellectual qualifications. 
  3. Perseverance. 

Answer 🗆

 How important is it for you to be successful in your chosen profession? 

  1. Not as important as the existence of a constant job, which can ensure a regular income and security. 
  2. I work hard and hope to succeed, yet success is not everything or the end of the world. 
  3. Very important. 

Answer  🗆

 Do you think that you have somehow been stuck in a routine? 

  1. Maybe, but it applies to some extent to most people. 
  2. Not exactly. 
  3. No, if I thought I was stuck in a routine, I would get out of it. 

Answer   🗆

How often do you leave things unfinished? 

  1. The road to nowhere is paved with good intentions and sometimes it’s just not worth following a project when you understand it was wrong from the start. 
  2. Occasionally, because I like to move on to new things and often work on several projects simultaneously. 
  3. Very rarely or never. 

Answer  🗆

How hard is it to focus on one thing at a time? 

  1. Pretty hard. 
  2. Sometimes it’s hard for me. 
  3. It’s not hard for me at all. 

Answer   🗆

Do you think that you receive from life as much as you give? 

  1. Not exactly – life is not that simple. 
  2. Sometimes – life has its ups and downs. 
  3.  Yes. 

Answer  🗆

  1. How important is the help and cooperation of others to achieve a high level of success? 
  2. They are not very important, as there are many people who have been successful on their own strength. 
  3. Quite important. 
  4.  Very important. 

Answer  🗆

Do you feel that, over time, your judgment improves? 

  1. Not necessarily. 
  2. I think so. 
  3. Yes, in many ways. 

Answer 🗆

 What is more important to you: to be motivated by your own inner beliefs and aspirations, or to be motivated by your own desire to succeed? 

  1. To be motivated by my own inner beliefs and aspirations. 
  2. To be motivated by my own desire to succeed. 
  3. Both are equally important. 

Answer  🗆

Are you constantly looking for new opportunities to use? 

  1. Not always, but it is always pleasant when a new opportunity arises. 
  2. I’m usually too busy with what I’m doing, but occasionally I’ve benefited from new opportunities that come my way. 
  3. Yes. 

Answer  🗆

Which of the following words best describes you? 

  1. Popular. 
  2. Hard working. 
  3. Tenacious. 

Answer  🗆

What do you think is the secret to success? 

  1. To be in the right place at the right time. 
  2. To work hard in the chosen profession. 
  3. There is no secret to success, as many factors are involved. 

Answer  🗆

How often do you set goals? 

  1. Rarely or never. 
  2. Occasionally. 
  3. Frequently. 

Answer  🗆

What is your attitude towards change? 

  1. It is inevitable. 
  2. It can offer a new challenge. 
  3. It can offer new opportunities. 

Answer  🗆

Would you be willing to give up your favourite hobby completely if that brings you success in your chosen career? 

  1. The situations should be completely exceptional for me to think about doing such a thing; certainly, the most important thing in life is to do something you enjoy. 
  2. I’m not sure. 
  3. Yes, if it is absolutely necessary. 

Answer 🗆

 Do you like the career /position in which you work? 

  1. Not particularly. 
  2. Sometimes. 
  3. Yes. 

Answer  🗆

 How important is the power of retrospection? 

  1. It doesn’t matter, because you can’t turn back time. 
  2. Sometimes it is interesting to look back and analyze; however, any man could be brilliant and successful if he had the power to retrospect. 
  3. It is very important. 

Answer  🗆

 If you had known in the past everything you know now, would you have chosen another career? 

  1. Yes. 
  2. Maybe there are things I would have done differently if I had known then what I know now. 
  3. No, I’m happy with the way things went.  

Answer 🗆

 How easy is it for you to give up on your good intentions? 

  1. Sometimes it is prudent to bail quickly. 
  2. It is not easy, but sometimes it is necessary. 
  3. I do not believe in abandoning good intentions. 

Answer 🗆

 Do you get along well with most of those you come in contact with? 

  1. It is impossible to get along with some people. 
  2. Not always. 
  3. Yes, I think so. 

Answer 🗆

 Which of the following words best describes you? 

  1. Happy. 
  2. Clever. 
  3. Energetic. 

Answer 🗆

 Which of the following statements best describes you? 

  1. I’m good at most things. 
  2. I am a specialist in the chosen profession. 
  3. If you think it’s worth doing something, then it’s worth doing it well. 

Answer 🗆

 To be successful, you need to make enemies. 

  1. No, I don’t think it’s necessary. 
  2. I’m not sure if it’s necessary, although in some situations some people may be jealous of another’s success. 
  3. Yes, unfortunately. 

Answer 🗆

Do you appreciate that others earn more from being in your company than you earn from being in their company? 

  1. Not necessarily, because I learn a lot from others. 
  2. Sometimes. 
  3. Yes. 

Answer 🗆


Give yourself 2 points for each answer C, one point for each answer B and 0 points for each answer A. 

Total score  40-50 Exceptionally high success factor 

Total score 35-39 High success factor 

Total score  30-34 Above average 

Total score  25-29 Average 

Total score  20-24 Below average 

Total score  15-19 Low success factor 

Total score  10-14 Very low success factor 

Total score  sub 10 Extremely low success factor  


Since there are factors that by being combined lead to varying degrees of success for each person, it can be said that there is no single secret of success. 

Also, there is no single definition of success, because what one person considers to be successful can mean something completely different to another person. In general, however, success means gaining the things we aspire to in our life and it is the positive result of all our efforts. 

For many, success means being happy and content, and having a secure job with a minimum of responsibility in order to ensure their and their families security and a regular and steady income. For others, success is defined by power, social status, and money, and if they operate in the business field, they will not find rest until they reach the top of the corporate ladder. Finally, for others, success simply means surviving. 

Regardless of the degree of success they aspire to, successful people tend to set goals. These goals, which should be significant yet realistic challenges, can be something they want or need, and carry them from where they are now to where they want to be in the immediate or more distant future.  The goals they set can only be achieved if they know what they want in life and if they take the necessary actions to achieve it. Sometimes, they will need to have the flexibility to change their own actions in order to achieve the proposed targets. 

It is always necessary to reach the right balance in order to achieve most of the goals we have set in both our professional and personal lives. If we cannot achieve that balance, one part of our life will probably suffer at the expense of another. 

A keyword on the road to success is „perseverance.” Many successful people have overcome many obstacles before fulfilling their aspirations. It is important to constructively address any obstacles and learn from them in order to quickly turn a possible failure into success and regain the control. Every difficulty that gets in our way should strengthen our spirit and every obstacle should make us even more determined to succeed. 

Keywords on the road to success: positive thinking, motivation, adaptability, optimism, persistence, commitment, energy, self-confidence, diligence” 

*Author: P. Carter, Test Your EQ 

The text represents the point of view of the author

Sir. Radovan Velemir, Phd.

Sir. Radovan Velemir, Phd.

Sociologist, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Sociology specialization. Phd. Sociology, University of Bucharest, PhD, Social and Political Sciences. Postgraduate in public administration / civil servants driving /, Organizational Management, National Institute of Administration, Bucharest. DIPLOME POSTUNIVERSITAIRE DE SPECIALISATION EN'' POULATION ET DEVELOPPEMENT'', CENTRE DEMOGRAPHIQUE O.N.U.-ROUMANIE. Certificate diploma, Three-step training program for social child protection specialists, USAID, WORLD LEARNING CHILDNET PROGRAM, UNICEF, CRIPS. Certificate of Developer, DFID, MMSS,BIRKS SINCLAIR&ASSOCIATESLTD.. Other certifications: Project manager. Trainer. Mediator. Expert in social work. . Measuring poverty and social exclusion. Fundamentals of Public Administration. Social Management. Social services development.
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