Generativity: Help Others Grow
Generativity—the ability to help others grow—is one of the most studied capacities in all of psychology. Nurturing others is deeply rewarding. It is like preparing someone else's garden for springtime. From raising a child to mentoring a student or colleague, to just passing along wisdom, generativity gives us a feeling of power along with love. It also protects us against depression and low self-esteem. Answer these twenty questions to find out about your own capacity for generativity.
A Bit About This Quiz
The quiz you are about to take is adapted from The Love and Longevity scale, which was created and tested by Dr. Stephen Post and colleagues of his at the University of Miami. It allows you to self-rate ten different giving behaviors. Score yourself now, and then again as you change and grow in your ways of giving. Please try to click the one option that best reflects your opinion about whether or not each statement below describes you or experiences that you have had. There are no correct answers, so please respond as honestly as possible to each one. To learn more about weaving generous behavior into your own life and becoming a happier, healthier person, buy the book HERE.