Narcissism, Philosophy and Happiness

Richard Branson, Virgin

Enterprise Tendency Test

Are you enterprising?

Fill in the blank next to each statement with a number from 1 to 5 as follows:

1 strongly disagree     2 disagree     3 neutral     4 agree     5 strongly agree
  1    I prefer challenging targets rather than easy ones.
  2    If I had to gamble, I'd rather bet on the horses than buy lottery tickets.
  3    I am not afraid to ask lots of questions.
  4    Being good at one thing can be restrictive.
  5    Success is due to hard work; luck hardly comes into it.
  6    I would give up a job I enjoy to take up one with better       opportunities.
  7    I don't need luck to get what I want.
  8    When I have a difficult task I focus on succeeding without giving much thought to the risk of failure.
  9    If an important task needs doing, I will stay late at work, miss       meals or get up early.
  10  I enjoy starting new projects that may be a little risky.

Other Quick Tests


Free Test for Narcissism
Online test for narcissism on this Website. 10 questions; same format as the above test for enterprise.

Free Test for Codependency
Online test for codependency on this Website. 10 questions; same format as the above test for enterprise.

Personality Disorder Test
This test is set up to look for the ten recognized personality disorders which are Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive. 71 questions; 70 are yes or no answers.

The above quick test may give a preliminary indication of your level of enterprise. It correlates well with Dr Sally Caird's General Enterprise Tendency (GET)1, 2 test, which has considerable support in the literature for its validity and reliability.3

If you want to understand more about enterprise and leadership, read Narcissism: Behind the Mask.

1 Caird, S.P. (1988), Report on the Development and Validation of a Measure of General Enterprising Tendency, Durham University Business School, DUBS Occasional Paper 8913.
2 Caird, S.P. (1989), A Review of Methods of Measuring Enterprise Attributes, Durham University Business School, DUBS Occasional Paper 8914.
3 E.g. Cromie, S. and Callaghan I. (1997) Assessing Enterprise Attributes - The Usefulness of Caird's General Enterprising Tendency (GET) Test, Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 4, pp. 65-71.