PS Quotient

Problem-Solving Quotient

This is not a measure of mental illness. Neither is it a researched, stratified, item with norms and a statistical foundation. Rather, it is simply a gathering of items which Doc believes interfere with living life in a beneficial manner. The proof is in your pudding. You decide.

Any of these apply to you?

  1. No need to practice on small problems.
  2. I do not need any help solving a problem.
  3. No interest to learn problem solving skills.
  4. Problem solving is best done by other people.
  5. Finding the cause of a problem is not necessary.
  6. There is no benefit to watch how others solve problems.
  7. Problem solution occurs best when you just wade in and start.
  8. Acquiesce to the opinions of others, then feel angry with yourself.
  9. Big problems, especially complicated ones, are too difficult to solve.
  10. Big problems need solution skills; small problems take care of themselves.
  11. Specific experience or training is unnecessary for skill to solve problems.
  12. It is best to focus on the problem, not the solution in order to solve a problem.

There is no score sheet. Give yourself a ‘most often’ YES or ‘most often’ NO answer. (No one receives a 100% NO answer.) Then decide if there is something you want to change.