Self Assessment Quiz – Are You an Entrepreneur?
(Taken verbatim from: So You Want To Start a Business, William A. Delaney, Prentice-Hall, Inc, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1984.)
  1. Was your father mostly present or absent during your early life at home?
    Present Absent
  2. Was your mother the dominant influence in your home?
    Yes No
  3. Was your home life difficult or easy?
    Difficult Easy
  4. Did you like school?
    Yes No
  5. Were you a top scholar?
    Yes No
  6. Did you have odd jobs and lots of duties at home at or before ten years of age?
    Yes No
  7. Were you the first-born child?
    Yes No
  8. Did you run with a group in school?
    Yes No
  9. Were you popular at school?
    Yes No
  10. Did you participate in school activities or sports?
    Yes No
  11. If so, did you tend to manage or assume the role of telling others what to do?
    Yes No
  12. Do you read mostly fiction or nonfiction?
    Fiction Non Fiction
  13. Do you like details?
    Yes No
  14. If you had to pick one, would you prefer people like or respect you?
    Like Respect
  15. Are you impatient?
    Yes No
  16. Are you persistent?
    Yes No
  17. Did anyone ever tell you that you think differently from everyone else?
    Yes No
  18. If so, did it bother you?
    Yes No
  19. Do you ever hear “inner voices” telling you what to do?
    Yes No
  20. Do you like to take risks just for the thrill of it?
    Yes No
  21. Did anyone ever say you were stubborn?
    Yes No
  22. Do you enjoy being alone?
    Yes No
  23. Do you sleep as little as possible?
    Yes No
  24. Do you like to work in the garden or yard at home?
    Yes No
  25. Do you drink hard liquor at all?
    Yes No
  26. Do you find it easy to think in abstract terms unaided?
    Yes No
  27. Do you get sick often?
    Yes No
  28. Are you highly competitive?
    Yes No
  29. Are you aggressive?
    Yes No
  30. Are you decisive?
    Yes No
  31. Do you like action?
    Yes No
  32. Do you get bored easily?
    Yes No
  33. Does being around “problem people” disturb you?
    Yes No
  34. Are you authoritarian?
    Yes No
  35. Are you self-confident (even arrogant) at times?
    Yes No
  36. Can you work with someone you don’t like?
    Yes No
  37. Can you concentrate for extended periods of time on one subject?
    Yes No
  38. Do you need occasional pep talks from others to keep you going?
    Yes No
  39. Do you like to tell your troubles to others?
    Yes No
  40. Do you repeat your mistakes?
    Yes No
  41. Are you energetic?
    Yes No
  42. Does money in itself motivate you?
    Yes No
  43. Do you have a career plan?
    Yes No
  44. Do you prefer to talk about the future or the past?
    Future Past
  45. Can you easily convince others to do it your way?
    Yes No
  46. Do you like to talk to people?
    Yes No
  47. Do most of your conversations discuss people or events and ideas?
    People Events and Ideas
  48. Under pressure, do you get better or worse?
    Better Worse
  49. Do you really like and respect yourself?
    Yes No
  50. Have you a hero or heroine as a secret role model?
    Yes No
  51. Do you harbor any inner feelings of guilt?
    Yes No
  52. Will you deliberately seek a direct confrontation to get what you are after?
    Yes No
  53. Do you believe there is any real security in anything?
    Yes No
  54. Do you often loose track of time?
    Yes No
  55. Do you socialize regularly?
    Yes No
  56. Do you like to go to parties?
    Yes No
  57. Do you read many books?
    Yes No
  58. Have you ever deliberately exceeded your authority at work?
    Yes No
  59. Are you an optimist?
    Yes No
  60. Do you worry about what others think of you?
    Yes No


Please remember this is not an infallible test. It reveals only if your basic character is similar to other successful entrepreneurs. What you choose to do about it is strictly up to you, as it should be.

(Taken verbatim from: So You Want To Start a Business, William A. Delaney, Prentice-Hall, Inc, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1984.)

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