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Abundance Mindset Test

Abundance mindset tests are often used in business, self-help, personal success, and coaching settings. According to the theory, people with an abundance mindset believe that there are enough resources and successes for everyone. Consequently, they try to maintain an optimistic, open, and cooperative frame of mind, which they pair with a “can-do” attitude.

By contrast, people with a scarcity mindset tend to believe that resources and success are finite in number and thus one person’s success is necessarily another person’s failure. Consequently, people with a scarcity mindset tend to be constantly struggling with envy and worry, and this often hampers their ability to make the most of the opportunities that come their way.

Do you have an abundance or scarcity mindset? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it describes you below.

Question 1 of 24

I tend to feel threatened whenever I have to learn new things.



The Abundance Mindset Test (IDR-AMT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-AMT is inspired by the work of Dr. Stephen Covey, DRE, who wrote the book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The IDR-AMT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of personality psychology, educational psychology, counseling psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The test provides feedback such as the following: Abundance Mindset: People with an abundance mindset are liable to believe that there are enough resources and successes for everyone. Since they strive to recognize the power of the thoughts and language we present to ourselves every day, they consciously make an effort to live life to the fullest; in accordance with a generous, creative, inspirational, and happy attitude. These people are aware that it is possible to significantly affect the outcomes in one’s life by optimistically grabbing opportunities and taking advantage of them. In the same way, when looking back on their past, these people make an effort to recall their positive and notable memories (as opposed to their negative ones) and remind themselves of the times they showed mastery over the projects they undertook. Hence, these people attempt to focus on gratitude, their unique strengths, their purpose, and their passions in life. They want to be curious about other people and their experiences, and they try to remind themselves and others that one always has a choice, no matter how bad things get in life. Furthermore, these people also strive to have a nonjudgmental mind, and they make an effort to feel empowered, manifesting kindness and serenity and attempting to energize the people around them while trying to get everyone excited about future growth and challenges.

Strong Scarcity Mindset: People with a strong scarcity mindset strongly believe that no matter how hard they try, there will always be a lack of something (usually time or money) in their lives and that there is not enough for everyone. Since they focus only on what they do not have, these people are liable to develop tunnel vision and become preoccupied with their unmet needs. Hence, their scarcity mindset usually limits their ability to feel contentment, inspire others, or reason logically about the benefits of future projects and plans. Consequently, it is easy for such people to adopt a victim mentality and resign themselves to passivity while simply waiting for things to happen to them. Likewise, these people generally struggle with negative thoughts and beliefs that they can’t help but present to themselves, reinforcing the mindset that there are limited opportunities and relationships, as well as love and wealth, in life. Since they are struggling with such a harsh mindset, these people can easily become resentful of others’ triumphs and hesitant to learn and grow themselves.

The IDRlabs Abundance Mindset Test was informed by the concepts reflected in the book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” as published in Covey, S. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Franklin Covey. Kouplen, S. & Schovenec, M. (2015). The abundance mentality. Yorkshire Publishing. Morales, J. (2017). The abundance effect: How to shift from a life of scarcity to a life of abundance. Silver Torch Press.

The work of Dr. Covey has informed the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely known book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Abundance Mindset Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The IDRlabs Abundance Mindset Test is based on a famous and well-regarded book that explains how your perception of your resources influences your success. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential attitude. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive personality, attitude, or relationship assessment can be made only by a qualified, pertinent professional.

As the publishers of this free online Abundance Mindset Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics and manifestations of your perception as to the availability of resources, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Abundance Mindset Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Abundance Mindset Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to having an abundance mindset or a scarcity mindset.

2. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

3. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.