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You can test your gratitude level using the Gratitude Questionaire. Created by psychologists Michael E. McCullough at Southern Methodist University and Robert A. Emmons at University of California, Davis.

(Source: McCullough, M. E., Emmons, R. A., & Tsang, J. A. (2002). The grateful disposition: a conceptual and empirical topography. Journal of personality and social psychology82(1), 112.)

Using the scale below as a guide, write a number for each statement to indicate how much you agree with it.

1 = strongly disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = slightly disagree; 4 = neutral; 5 = slightly agree; 6 = agree; 7 = strongly agree

1) I have so much in life to be thankful for

2) If I had to list everything that I felt grateful for, it would be a very long list

3) When I look at the world, I don’t see much to be grateful for

4) I am grateful to a wide variety of people

5) As I get older I find myself more able to appreciate the people, events, and situations that have been part of my life history

6) Long amounts of time can go by before I feel grateful to something or someone


The total score is obtained by reversing the scores on two negatively stated items, i.e., 1=7, 2=6, 3=5, 4=2, 5=3, 6=2, and 7=1, and then summing across all items. Items 3 and 6 are the negatively stated items.

The higher your total score, the more grateful you are. According to psychologist Michael E. McCullough’s survey, if you scored below 35, then you are in the bottom 25% of people who took the test. If you scored 38 or above, then you are higher than 50% of people. Try to be more grateful.