Want to find out how happy you are? Take this Happiness Questionnaire designed by a couple of Oxford psychologists to see what your current level is.

The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire was developed by psychologists Michael Argyle and Peter Hills at Oxford University. Take a few moments to take the survey. This is a good way to get a snapshot of your current level of happiness. You can even use your score to compare to your happiness level at some point in the future by taking the survey again. If you are using some of the interventions presented on this site to raise your happiness level, you can see whether your score on the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire goes up as a result.


Below are a number of statements about happiness. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each by entering a number in the blank after each statement, according to the following scale:

1 = strongly disagree
2 = moderately disagree
3 = slightly disagree
4 = slightly agree
5 = moderately agree
6 = strongly agree

Please read the statements carefully, because some are phrased positively and others negatively. Don’t take too long over individual questions; there are no “right” or “wrong” answers (and no trick questions). The first answer that comes into your head is probably the right one for you. If you find some of the questions difficult, please give the answer that is true for you in general or for most of the time.

The Questionnaire

  1. I don’t feel particularly pleased with the way I am. _____
  2. I am intensely interested in other people. _____
  3. I feel that life is very rewarding. _____
  4. I have very warm feelings towards almost everyone. _____
  5. I rarely wake up feeling rested. _____
  6. I am not particularly optimistic about the future.  _____
  7. I find most things amusing. _____
  8. I am always committed and involved. _____
  9. Life is good. _____
  10. I do not think that the world is a good place. _____
  11. I laugh a lot. _____
  12. I am well satisfied about everything in my life. _____
  13. I don’t think I look attractive.  _____
  14. There is a gap between what I would like to do and what I have done.  _____
  15. I am very happy. _____
  16. I find beauty in some things. _____
  17. I always have a cheerful effect on others. _____
  18. I can fit in (find time for) everything I want to. _____
  19. I feel that I am not especially in control of my life. _____
  20. I feel able to take anything on. _____
  21. I feel fully mentally alert. _____
  22. I often experience joy and elation. _____
  23. I don’t find it easy to make decisions. _____
  24. I don’t have a particular sense of meaning and purpose in my life. _____
  25. I feel I have a great deal of energy. _____
  26. I usually have a good influence on events. _____
  27. I don’t have fun with other people. _____
  28. I don’t feel particularly healthy. _____
  29. I don’t have particularly happy memories of the past. _____

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