Form: Unconditional Self-Acceptance Questionnaire, USAQ

Unconditional Self-Acceptance Questionnaire, USAQ
1 Almost always untrue
2 Usually untrue
3 More often untrue than true
4 Equally often true and untrue
5 More often true than untrue
6 Usually true
7 Almost always true
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Being praised makes me feel more valuable as a person.
2
I feel worthwhile even if I am not successful in meeting certain goals that are important to me.
3
When I receive negative feedback, I take it as an opportunity to improve my behavior or performance.
4
I feel that some people have more value than others.
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Making a big mistake may be disappointing, but it doesn't change how I feel about myself overall.
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Sometimes I find myself thinking about whether I am a good or bad person.
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To feel like a worthwhile person, I must be loved by the people who are important to me.
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I set goals for myself with the hope that they will make me happy (or happier).
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I think that being good at many things makes someone a good person overall.
10
My sense of self-worth depends a lot on how I compare with other people.
11
I believe that I am worthwhile simply because I am a human being.
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When I receive negative feedback, I often find it hard to be open to what the person is saying about me.
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I set goals for myself that I hope will prove my worth.
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Being bad at certain things makes me value myself less.
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I think that people who are successful in what they do are especially worthwhile people.
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I feel that the best part about being praised is that it helps me to know what my strengths are.
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I feel I am a valuable person even when other people disapprove of me.
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I avoid comparing myself to others to decide if I am a worthwhile person.
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When I am criticized or when I fail at something, I feel worse about myself as a person.
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I don't think it's a good idea to judge my worth as a person.