INTRODUCTIONThis self-assessment tool was made to reflect your comprehension, satisfaction degree and general experience of Exuberance, among four REAL wellness dimensions. Self-assessments for the Reason, Athleticism and Liberty dimensions will also be available. Stop by donardell.com for licensing information regarding educational, corporate, non-profit or other applications of one or more of those four REAL health self-assessments, in addition to a individual self-assessment test for anxiety management.The purpose of all the self-assessments would be to encourage familiarity with and additional Liberty dimensions commitment to REAL wellness mindsets and lifestyles. The general objective is a philosophy guided by reason, inspired by exuberance, encouraged with athleticism and athleticism improved by increased self-assessments personal liberties.EXUBERANCEThe English word exuberance has a certain ring to it, so much so that even non-English speaking people probably recognize that it connotes a joyful, celebrant quality, rich with excitement, almost lustful (in a respectful manner ), residing with all the positive emotion of EXUBERANCE cheerful ebullience.Exuberance is about human flourishing.As a REAL wellness dimension, exuberance is the class for happiness and joy, meaning and purpose, social and relationship connections, the quality of job, careers and much more. It is difficult to go overboard seeking exuberance–synonyms for the word exuberance suggest its appealing attributes, such as but not restricted to jauntiness, high spirits, exultation, gaiety, effervescence, vivacity, zest and even chirpiness! (Note: Mention of spiritual ecstasy in this circumstance should not be seen as an endorsement of being slain in the spirit, dance with poisonous reptiles, exorcisms or alternative forms of group squealing, shrieking, inability to sit or stand, loudly uttering apocalyptic prophecies, sacred laughter or individual barking)Much like anything else taken into ad absurdum levels, exuberance could be and is in some instances experienced in unpleasant, jejune manners. Three examples should suffice to make the point:Artificial explodes beyond the heights, with reduction of one’s usual capabilities of sound judgment, as with overindulgence in chemical substances, such as alcohol and drugs. Reckless choices, like in irrational exuberance. (A phrase Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan coined to describe the dot-com bubble of the 1990s.) Aberrant behaviors, as observed in mood disorders. For example, bipolar disorder, once called manic depression, is an affective disorder defined by manic or hypomanic episodes. It’s a serious illness. The final noted instance of excesses are not poor decisions, so much as medical conditions or cultural aberrations. They are cited simply to recognize that exuberance, while a highly favorable and desirable experience, can have a dark side, under curious and unusual conditions.For the most part, as a REAL wellness lifestyle experience and part of successful living, exuberance is a really good thing. It animates intellectual hunting, risk-taking, imagination and survival itself. There is much to discover about the phenomenon of human exuberance.SCORING THIS TESTThe Exuberance self-assessment contains ten statements. Each statement is prefaced by a background comment which provides a context to get a fuller understanding of the announcement to follow.Please select a number from one to five which reflects the extent to which you agree or disagree with this statement. If you strongly believe that your believing or situation aligns with the statement, set the amount 5 because your answer choice in the space provided. If you strongly disagree, enter the number 1.One and five are both extreme positions.The middle number 3 represents a neutral position, suggesting that you are not sure where you fit or take a middle ground position with this announcement.The numbers 2 and 4 should be selected to express a modest alignment with one side or the other along the five-part continuum. The amount 2 would signify mild debate; 4 would indicate mild arrangement with the statement.Upon completion of ratings for the ten statements, an interpretative commentary is provided based upon your cumulative score. A variety of ten Exuberance-focused books are contained as recommended readings.A NOTE FOR BEST RESULTSThis instrument isn’t intended as a competition, but instead for purposes of a personal self-assessment. Therefore, please be scrupulously frank with your self-assessment evaluations.The value of the assessment will maintain the level to which your score accurately reflects your believing. The cumulative score of point totals for ten statements will ascertain the feedback provided. This ought to be valuable for making positive adjustments, if needed and desired.Appreciate the process.I. BackgroundMany things impact the quality of your life concerning health in general and experience of exuberance particularly. These include genetics and in which you were born and to whom. There are twelve known determinants of wellbeing; five seem most influential to your own prospects for exuberant living.Revenue and social statusEducation and literacyChildhood expertise Social supports and coping skillsHealthy behaviorsMy expertise with respect to all or most of these determinants has been and has been positive and positive. _____II. Wallpaper Happiness is a notable feature associated with exuberance. It’s experienced in diverse ways, but seven elements are generally identified in studies of happy people: a sense of gratitude, wise choice of intentions, effective time management, optimism, institution with positive people, music appreciation and frequent expressions of love.These seven components are regular features of the way I feel, value and experience living the majority of the time. _____III. BackgroundA recent article in Psychology Today by Suzanne Degges-White entitled, Four Keys to Happiness: Live in Harmony with Others to Best Enjoy the Music of Life (July, 2015), concentrated on just four qualities necessary for happiness. One is gratitude, which has already been acknowledged. Record # 3I believe the above three qualities, as well as that of gratitude, to be conscious features of my personality–and that I attempt to think and behave appropriately. _____IV. Wallpaper Contrary to the way we understand language and faith, particularly by parents or guardians who raise us and others that affect our early years, most of us don’t engage in much independent thinking about our unique intentions or alternative existential-like questions. Just after years of adventures and personal development do we develop a capability to recognize and clarify our own take on meanings and purposes, if ever.As time continues, we often create new discoveries, and our ideas about meaning evolve and change. Just when we believe we have found our goal (s), things happen and we realize that additional adjustments are in order. We might be wise to learn to expect this, to remain attuned to further possibilities that seem of interest, occasionally persuasive and even consequential in reshaping our thoughts on these things.While comfy with my present views about meaning and purpose, I am open to new learning or discoveries that can impact my thinking. _____V. BackgroundMany, perhaps most people, do not contemplate meaning of life questions until near death, if then. Life is indeed short. As JFK commented at American University in 1963 a few months before his death, most of us inhabit this small world, most of us breathe the same atmosphere. And we are all mortal. I am not bothered by passing or contributed to forms of denial about the certainty of my upcoming non-existence–and my thinking about the significance of life is enriched by endorsement of my mortality. _____VI. Wallpaper Resilience means a capacity to resist, as well as recover from issues. When designed to a high level, resilience allows you to stay calm under duress, sustain a favorable prognosis, stay current in the present time despite distractions and stressors, be true to your very best self and maintain confidence in stressful circumstances. A well-tuned bodily condition contributes to mental alertness, flexibility and homeostasis–and vice-versa. A quiet confidence on your foundation purposes, positive social relationships and a mindset that permits adaptation to adverse change are crucial qualities of resilience.