Take this Stubborn Quiz to find out are you stubborn. We update the quiz regularly and it’s the most accurate among the other quizzes.
YOU ARE TERRIFIED OF NEW SITUATIONS.
People who are resistant to change are terrified of it. Whether they recognize it or not, new situations are perceived as threats that must be avoided at all costs. Anyone who attempts to push change on them may be perceived as an oppressor subconsciously.
This is, in some ways, a positive thing. When I plan my days in such a way that they are as constant as possible, I perform at my best. It’s convenient to have established times for reading, writing, studying, exercising, eating lunch, and so on. However, you must come to terms with the truth that life is not always so predictable.
When faced with a very stressful situation, a person who fears change may find themselves in denial. They may be fired or divorced, but they continue to act as if nothing has happened because they are unable to accept reality. This is not in anyone’s best interests. Accept change, no matter how unpleasant it may be. You cannot begin the healing process unless you do this.
YOU ARE IN CONTROVERSY ABOUT EVERYTHING.
Stubborn people have a difficult time acknowledging when they are wrong. They would rather dispute than have their ego smashed. This is especially noticeable in arguments between love partners.
I used to be quite obstinate. An ex-girlfriend once complained to me that I didn’t devote enough time to her. I diverted her criticism by blaming her for not showing enough interest in my new hobby (fitness – this happened when I initially started as a personal trainer).
I should have admitted that I was mistaken. Sure, she didn’t appear all that interested in my new career, but that’s probably because I became so engrossed with it that I neglected her needs. I doubt many ladies would have reacted differently. Relationships take time and care in order to thrive. An apology would have gotten me far further than my stubbornness. Also, you must try to play this Stubborn Quiz.
YOU ARE NEVER CHANGING YOUR MIND.
Stubborn people deprive themselves of opportunities for growth and transformation. They cling to old beliefs in an ineffective attempt to shield themselves from change.
Could you imagine how ignorant we’d all be if scientists acted like this? We would still believe that the Earth is a flat object at the center of the cosmos. No, thank you. I’m relieved that history’s greatest minds were willing to question their ideas.
Consider life as an evolutionary process. From that vantage point, it is perfectly okay to modify your viewpoint. Allow your youthful curiosity to guide you through each day. Pose difficult questions to yourself that will compel you to reassess your position. Make more mistakes. It is necessary for your personal development.
YOU FALL BACK ON AD HOMINEM ATTACKS.
Stubborn people lash out at those who question their beliefs. They are unable to communicate using facts or statistics (see #5), so they resort to personal attacks. This is a regular occurrence in comment threads.
About the quiz
The Latin term “ad hominem” means “to the man.” Politicians frequently utilize ad hominem attacks. Instead of addressing a point raised during an argument, they draw attention to a deficiency in their opponent’s character in order to cast doubt on their claim. This is not a moral strategy.
YOU STAY AWAY FROM INFORMATION THAT CONTRADICTS YOUR BELIEFS.
Stubborn people only read the news that confirms their prejudices. They don’t want to risk being exposed to contradictory information, which could lead to an identity crisis.
This is more typical among religious people. As an adult, a youngster educated to believe “it’s all about faith” will be extremely resistant to scientific results that contradict their religion. This enables them to intentionally ignore any facts that make it difficult for them to believe in their chosen higher power.
This is also frequent among political partisans. A liberal may avoid reading studies on how government inefficiencies lead to excessive spending, whereas a conservative may disregard research that shows government intervention boosted the economy. It’s incredibly tempting to seek information that validates your point of view while rejecting information that opposes it.