Do you typically “play to win” or “play not to lose”? We’re each guided by our habits, thought patterns, individual talents, and, of course, by the situation at hand. Some behaviors come more natural to us than others.
Consider each of the statements below and, for each pair, mark the one that more closely describes your usual thinking and behavior.
This quiz is based on a fascinating book titled FOCUS: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence, by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. and E. Tory Higgins, Ph.D. of Columbia University. Read the book to reach a much deeper understanding of “playing to win” vs. “playing not to lose.”