All Possible TERRITORIAL Program Quiz Rankings
(NOTE: More than 50,000 persons have taken this quiz. Responses for 4,000 were monitored for a period of time, only involving the numbered answers computed. No confidentiality was violated. A table of the results was published in Battling the Inner Dummy on page 158.)
- You probably would be happy just living your life out of a
sleeping bag in the countryside moving here and there as needed. The idea
of owning land might even seem repulsive to you. All of your possessions
would be practical ones, easily replaced and losing all but the ones that
have emotional meaning for you, wouldn't bother you very much.
- You would probably be content spending much of your life living
in the homes of friends and relatives eager for your company and sharing
costs, if that would become your lot in life. Having their name on the
title of the home or apartment lease wouldn't bother you. You readily
share whatever possessions you have with people who are close to you.
- You would probably be quite content living life in a rental
apartment unit that fulfills your very basic needs. You have no compelling
desire to "own" a home with your name on the title, although you are not
repulsed by the idea. You would become only mildly upset if your favorite
stereo headset was stolen and you could easily afford to replace it. You
wouldn't be down at the police station filling out reports. You probably
would only become slightly annoyed when someone sneaks in line ahead of
you in the ticket line at a movie theater. You probably wouldn't say
- You might dream of having a home of your own someday, you'll
feel good if it happens, but it won't depress you if the opportunity never
comes along. Your possessions are practical and you feel comfortable with
whatever you have. You are protective of what you own, but you don't
perceive of yourself as possessive.
- You have a desire for a home or condominium unit of your own, a
living unit you have purchased individually or jointly with a spouse or
friends and your name is on the title. You will work hard to achieve this.
You take pride in the possessions you've acquired and will make strong
efforts to protect them.
- You are intent on having a home of our own, if you don't already.
If you were (or are) living in an apartment building you've grown
comfortable with, and learn it's being converted to condominiums, you
would probably be first in line, if you could afford the purchase. You
want your name on a title. You have a strong desire to "own." You husband
your possessions and if higher on the power program, like to show them off
and would feel some jealousy of others you know who you perceive as having
something better. If you are in a relationship, you would probably be
happiest if you had your own bathroom.
- You would probably be depressed or stressed out in some way if
you were at an age where your goal was to have your own home or
condominium and it hasn't happened. You crave a living space that you own.
If you do own a living unit, what you have is probably not enough, you
dream of ways to make it better, either bigger or more lavish or both.
You may find it hard to let neighbors and friends, even relatives, borrow
possessions that are meaningful to you. You will feel some anxiety when
these possessions are out of our control. You can become fiercely jealous.
- If you are at age when you think you should have a living unit
that you own and don't, you are probably becoming irrational in many of
your thoughts and actions. You are tremendously frustrated. If you are
higher on the power program and have succeeded in your goal to own your
living unit, you probably feel driven to own a second or third home,
perhaps in the country or at resorts you favor...you can be fiercely
jealous of others and try not to let them one-up you. You don't like
others violating your space. If someone is mistakenly sitting in your seat
when you go to the symphony, you will probably become upset and possibly
- If you are also higher on the power scale, you probably measure
your life by the amount of space you have accumulated for living your
lifestyle. You are driven incessantly to look for more. If you owned
10,000 acres of ranch land in Montana, you would probably look for the
first opportunity or practical excuse to double the acreage or triple it
or more. Absolutely nothing you possess, no matter what the scale, is ever
enough. If you could afford it, you would be acquiring homes and
condominiums in "important" cities and resorts around the world, even
though you know you wouldn't be spending. any meaningful time occupying
them. You simply are driven to want them. You probably accumulate
possessions with the same passion. Your feeling of euphoric satisfaction
when you acquire something new, rare and dramatic passes quickly. The
relentless hunt continues.
- Time to check in somewhere. For one thing, you may be willing to
have murder committed, in the belief you won't be caught, to acquire the
land or object that you covet. Or, to neutralize the feelings of jealousy
you have for others. If you were cast in the role of a frontier rancher
or a dictatorial government leader, the lives of others would become
meaningless in your quest to conquer those whose land or material
possessions are in your sights. Murder and carnage is just part of the
game to you. You are probably clever, ruthless, relentless and unsatiable.
You will do whatever it takes. You are probably not warm and nice.