Quiz: Are you getting squeezed by life?


When life in veterinary medicine gives you lemons, do you make lemonade ... or you get squished? Find out more about how you see the world with this quick quiz.

Do you think your veterinary career is in your hands ... or out of your hands? Let's explore your beliefs about your "locus of control," the idea that either external or internal factors decide your success. Here's how:

1) Answer the 23 questions. It should take 5 minutes or so.

2) Press "Done" at the end to see your percentage score.

3) Note your percentage score and press "Done" at the bottom one more time to see what your score means.

Good luck!

When you're done taking the test and receive your score, here's what your score means:

If you scored 0-33%:

You believe you have very little control over your working life. Whether it's bosses, coworkers or salary, whatever you could do to get smarter and get ahead is external and out of your hands. Psychologists say, however, that such a belief can hurt you. Why not read a little bit about developing a stronger internal locus of control and tackling some of your frustration and sadness about the job you're in? Click here to learn more.

If you scored 34-66%:

You believe you have some control over your working life. Sometimes you can take the bull by the horns and change your life and your career; other times, you might be wondering why you bother. Consider working to strengthen your internal locus of control by trying out some other beliefs-and testing them in your world. Click here to learn more.

If you scored 67-100%:

You believe you have a lot of control over your working life. Sure, the world throws you curve balls, jobs dry up and the profession changes, but you seem to trust in your own ability to make meaningful change to face it. If you don't feel that way in all situations, maybe turn some of that internal locus of control to bear on other problem spots in your life. Dig into this article to learn more.

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