The below excerpt is from the self help psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.
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Introduction - Self Help Quiz

The following questions test your knowledge about self help and ways to maximize happiness and personal growth. Suggestion: 1.Answer all the questions 2.Check your answers by moving your mouse on to the green dots (IE4 or Netscape4 or later; answers also at bottom of this page) 3.Read whichever "more info @ this topic" appeal to you.



1. 90% or more of effective therapy is usually done outside the therapy hour:
True False ..... more @ this topictrue

2. Popular ideas (held by the majority of the population) are often the CAUSE of much of our psychological distress:
True False ..... more @ this topictrue

3. Gurus are never useful:
True False ..... more @ this topicfalse

4. Self help tools and ideas can help most psychological problems:
True False ..... more @ this topictrue

5. We all with similar problems, sooner or later, will follow the same psychological paths of growth:
True False ..... more @ this topicfalse

6. Most of us think that if just 1 or 2 of our difficult problems were solved, then we would be forever happy:
True False ..... more @ this topictrue

7. Useful therapies focus upon one or more of the following:
body   mind   emotions   spirit
True False ..... more @ this topictrue

8. For men, (women too but not so often), addictions are often caused by the choice not to feel sadness and grief:
True False ..... more @ this topictrue

9. For women, (men too but not so often), addictions are often caused by the choice not to feel rage and hate:
True False ..... more @ this topictrue

10. One common attribute of happy people is that they are grateful:
True False ..... more @ this topictrue



To learn the most about this topic, it is suggested that you read the entire book chapter below. The reasons for some of the above questions and answers are often not at all obvious.

Self Help Book Excerpts
   DOING 90+% OF THERAPY YOURSELF
   POPULAR IDEAS MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HAPPINESS
   EMPOWERING YOURSELF
   HELP FOR YOUR PROBLEMS?
   WE ARE LIKE FIXER-UPPER HOUSES
   LET ME BE YOUR GURU
   FOLLOW YOUR OWN YELLOW BRICK ROAD
   FIND YOUR OPTIMUM THERAPEUTIC FOCUS
   BEING YOUR OWN THERAPIST
   THERE ARE MANY CHOICES
   BEING GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATIVE

Answers: (False: 3, 5) (All Others True)

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