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“Who’s OK?” Test

Designed to capture the interplay between self-esteem and interpersonal dynamics, the Ego-Other Worldview Matrix evaluates your self-view against your view of others to present a result reflecting a composite of self-estimation and other-perception.

Inspired by theories and models by Dr. Thomas Harris and Dr. Timothy Leary, this test assesses self-other attitudes with the aim of evaluating personal features and interpersonal dynamics.

What is your ego-other worldview? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it describes you below.

Question 1 of 30

I believe I am a valuable member of my community and social groups.



The IDRlabs Ego-Other Worldview Matrix Test is inspired by theories and models of psychiatrist Thomas Harris and psychologist Timothy Leary.

I’m OK – You’re OK: Denotes individuals who exhibit a harmonious balance in their view of themselves and others. They possess robust and healthy self-esteem, feeling confident and secure in their abilities and worth. This positive self-view is matched by an equally positive outlook towards others, characterized by trust, respect, and an assumption of good intent. These individuals are typically adept at forming and maintaining fulfilling relationships marked by open communication, empathy, and mutual understanding. Their self-confidence allows them to approach life's challenges with resilience and a proactive attitude, while their positive perception of others leads to successful collaboration and a strong social support network. They are likely to be seen as approachable and compassionate, often acting as mediators in conflicts due to their balanced perspective. Their approach to life combines self-assurance with an appreciation of others, making them well-equipped to handle interpersonal dynamics effectively. In professional and personal settings, they often emerge as natural leaders, not through dominance, but through their ability to inspire trust and cooperation. Their balanced view fosters environments where individuals feel valued and understood.

I’m OK – You’re Not OK: Represents individuals who typically exhibit a strong sense of self-confidence and self-reliance, often coupled with a skeptical or critical view of others. They tend to believe in their own abilities and often achieve success in their personal and professional endeavors. However, this self-assuredness might lead them to undervalue the contributions or intentions of others, sometimes perceiving them as less competent or trustworthy. In relationships, they might exhibit a dominant or controlling demeanor, finding it challenging to fully trust or rely on others. Their interactions are often marked by a high degree of independence and a preference for taking charge rather than collaborating or seeking input. This can sometimes result in conflicts or strained relationships, especially in team settings or intimate partnerships where mutual understanding and empathy are key. While their confidence can be a significant asset, it may also hinder their ability to form deep, meaningful connections. Recognizing and appreciating the value and perspective of others can be a growth area for individuals in this quadrant, allowing them to balance their strong self-view with a more inclusive and trusting approach towards others.

I’m Not OK – You’re OK: Describes individuals who possess a predominantly negative view of themselves while maintaining a positive outlook towards others. Often characterized by a self-sacrificing nature, these individuals are typically more concerned with the welfare and happiness of others than their own. Their high regard for others can lead to placing others' needs and desires above their own, sometimes to their detriment. This self-deprecating attitude is frequently accompanied by a struggle with self-esteem and a tendency to underestimate their worth and capabilities. Despite their personal insecurities, individuals in this quadrant are usually empathetic and compassionate, making them reliable and supportive friends or partners. They often excel in roles that require caring for others, such as nursing or teaching. However, their challenge lies in balancing their altruism with self-care and self-assertion. Developing a stronger sense of self-worth and learning to value their own needs and feelings as much as they value those of others can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life. These individuals benefit from environments that affirm their value and encourage them to embrace their strengths. Learning to recognize and celebrate their achievements and qualities can help them move towards a healthier self-view.

I’m Not OK – You’re Not OK: Refers to individuals who perceive both themselves and others negatively, often leading to a complex interplay of internal and external conflicts. They typically struggle with low self-esteem and harbor feelings of inadequacy or unworthiness. This negative self-view is coupled with a mistrustful and cynical outlook towards others, creating barriers to forming healthy relationships. Their interactions are frequently colored by a sense of isolation and alienation. These individuals may exhibit signs of depression or social anxiety, feeling disconnected not only from those around them but also from themselves. Their worldview is often pessimistic, expecting little positivity from their environment and their personal endeavors. They are likely to feel misunderstood and may perceive the world as hostile or indifferent to their needs. Building and maintaining meaningful relationships is challenging for them, as they tend to keep others at a distance to protect themselves from perceived threats or disappointments. The journey to a more positive outlook for these individuals involves addressing their deep-seated beliefs about themselves and the world. Therapeutic interventions, self-reflection, and gradual positive experiences in social contexts can help them develop a more balanced view of themselves and others.

The IDRlabs Ego-Other Worldview Matrix is inspired by the insights of psychologists Thomas Harris and Timothy Leary. While the IDRlabs Ego-Other Worldview Matrix is based on psychological theories, it cannot be used to provide clinical assessments or an accurate evaluation of your personality. Clinical assessments should always be done in cooperation with a mental health professional. For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. The Ego-Other Worldview Matrix is provided to you free of charge and allows you to obtain your scores related to self-other esteem plotted in a matrix model.

2. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. 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 in psychology and individual differences research.