Ideology of Nastiness Test



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1. Nastiness--expressing all negative emotions--is now disguised as honesty..
A. Agree
B. Disagree

2. Uncontrolled expression of all emotions, suspicions, and doubts is honesty.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

3.What is desperately needed is an attack on the established order and its principles of "niceness" and conformity.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

4. "Good people" should not allow themselves to have--or express--negative emotions.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

5. Other people have made you what you are, so you're not ultimately responsible for the kind of person you are.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

6. I have the right to unload my hatred and resentment however I want.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

7. Infantilism and nastiness are the manifestations of the debilitating assumption that your emotions are directly caused by someone else's behavior.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

8. You make yourself happy or miserable by your perceptions, attitudes, or self-verbalizations about these outside events.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

9. We have negative emotions because we permit them, justify them, explain them by external causes and in this way we do not struggle with them.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

10. It is the responsibility of the critical thinker to understand and transform negative emotions.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

11. Transforming a negative emotion involves making oneself emotionless or emotionally repressed.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

12. You can learn to recognize that your indignant, self-righteous anger or suspicion is a conditioned response, that you can question this pattern, suspend the immediate emotion, and explore alternative ways of facing the issue or the problem.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

13. You can become more undersstanding of situations and avoid merely letting yourself react unthinkingly.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

14. I have a right to have--and retain--suspicions of a friend without bothering to determine if my suspicions are correct.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

15. Critical thinking and emotional maturity involve conscious effort and serious self-exploration.
A. Agree
B. Disagree


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