Self Models

What do you really think about yourself?
What is your inner model of yourself? How many selves do you have in your head? What is the effect of others on your sense of self?

Find out and compare yourself to others!
This test takes about 10 minutes to complete.

534 people have taken this test so far.

 

This test requires a large screen: it will work on a tablet or a laptop, but probably not on a phone.

 

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

These questions are optional, but if you could answer first four, that would really help us. Why?

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Instructions

You will be presented with a series of questions asking about your views of self. Please answer each question truthfully.

You will see a variety of question types, each with their own instructions. Please review the instructions on each page before answering the questions.

At the end, you will see how your responses align with prior psychological research and the responses of other participants.

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Use the text boxes below to enter words or phrases describing yourself. The order of entries is not important.


Please fill in as many fields as you can.























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Now group the words and phrases you entered by dragging them into clusters of your choosing. You may create as many clusters as you would like. Please ensure that each word or phrase is placed into a cluster. Then enter a name for each cluster to describe how you feel the terms fit together.


Drag these into boxes below. Add and remove boxes as you see fit, so that the groupings make sense to you.

Remove any clusters you do not need. Please enter a descriptive name for each cluster.



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Please read each statement and make the appropriate selection based on how much you agree with the statement. If you are neutral or unsure then select the middle option.

An infant is born with something like what an adult would call self.

The self survives the death of the brain.

Your self has a special location in space.

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Please read the question and select the answer that you most agree with.

If you had to choose a physical location, where would you say that your self lives?





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Please read each statement and make the appropriate selection based on how much you agree with the statement. If you are neutral or unsure then select the middle option.

You are the same person you were 10 minutes ago.

You are the same person you were 10 months ago.

You are the same person you were 10 years ago.

You are the same person you were when you were an infant.

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Use the slider below to select the furthest point in time when you think that you were the same exact person you are right now.


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Please read each statement and make the appropriate selection based on how much you agree with the statement. If you are neutral or unsure then select the middle option.

You are a different person around your friends than you are around your family.

You are a different person around your friends than you are around your coworkers or classmates.

You are a different person around your family than you are around your coworkers or classmates.

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Use the slider below to indicate your feelings about yourself as it relates to the two statements on either side of the slider. The position of the slider should represent which statement you believe is more applicable for you and how much more that view represents you than the other view does.



There is a single presence in me that governs and guides all the rest of me.

There are different parts of me that want different things.

 

Thank you for your participation!

Before we continue to the results, please answer the following two questions:





 

Thank you!

Independent versus Interdependent Self


One common distinction that psychologists have made for self-models is that of independent versus interdependent. Those with an independent self-model tend to view their individual traits and abilities as essential parts of their selves. Those with an interdependent self-model tend to view their relationships and memberships as essential to their selves.


Location of Self

Persistence of Self



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