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How Do You Rate?  Boundary Quiz for Workplace Bullying

Awareness is empowerment.  Boundaries are essential in protecting yourself from workplace bullying and disrespectful acts.  Take the quiz:     What gets measured gets treasured!

1.  Do you have a healthy ability to be emotionally attached to others?

Not attached      Healthy     Too attached

5      4      3      2     1      2      3     4      5

2.  Can you retain your sense of freedom/selfhood and set yourself apart from others’ needs?

Too independent     Healthy   Too attached

5       4       3       2       1       2       3       4       5

3.  Can you say NO when needed, without the anxiety/fear that others may pull away?

Don’t care           Healthy     Anxious, fearful

5      4     3      2      1      2      3      4      5

4.  Can you accept NO from others without passive-aggressiveness/withdrawing love and care?

Aloof, non-responsive       Healthy              Passive

5        4         3         2         1         2         3         4         5

Question:  What will you do now?

Here is a special tip to help you to start creating healthy boundaries:

Avoid rescuing others.  This is called being over-responsible for others.  We are responsible to others.  Being over-responsible for others is a form of co-dependency.  No one wins.  In fact, the person you rescue often carries a resentment toward you, because ultimately people do want to gain the self-esteem associated with taking responsibility for one’s own life.


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Valerie Cade, CSP is a Workplace Bullying Expert, Speaker and Author of "Bully Free at Work: What You Can Do To Stop Workplace Bullying Now!" which has been distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. For presentations and consulting on workplace bullying prevention and respectful workplace implementation, go to

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