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Win-Win Mindset Test

Most of us have been taught that we should go for the win-win in human interactions. Nevertheless, we often end up comparing ourselves to and competing with others. We turn win-win into win-lose. Life becomes a zero-sum game.

One reason win-win can be so hard to achieve is that it requires both empathy and courage. Win-win is not about being nice or being tough – win-win requires that you be both, balancing consideration for others with confidence and bravery.

Do you have a win-win mindset? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it describes you below.

Question 1 of 21

I take the time to genuinely try to understand the values and goals of the people around me.



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

The test provides the following feedback: Integrity: People with high integrity scores tend to stick to their values and commitments; they have strong moral principles, which guide how they behave and which, in turn, determine their stance toward others. Individuals with high integrity know what their morals are and are committed to applying them in their daily transactions, conversations, and decisions. With their strong character foundation, they maintain healthy interactions by building trust and mutual respect. They are accountable in setting standards and making sure that everybody can benefit from the agreement.

Maturity: Mature individuals feel at ease with the person they are. They cherish their strengths as gifts and understand that shortcomings or weak suits are part of the human condition. As a consequence, such people are better able to muster the courage to express their expectations, and they flexibly cooperate on projects while remaining considerate of the perspectives and wishes of others. People high in maturity are thus better able to pursue objectives in life while maintaining healthy relationships. Indeed, such people are often more willing to intelligently compromise to make sure that everyone gets more of what they want.

Interdependence: People who are high in interdependence naturally seek to establish mutually beneficial relationships among themselves and the people around them. They are secure in their belief that success is not a zero-sum game and that there is enough for everyone. Indeed, such people understand that winning is not about putting other people down, since true success does not come at the expense of others. Individuals with high interdependence scores thus value the spirit of cooperation and strive to create solutions that are satisfying for all.

The IDRlabs Win-Win Mindset Test was informed by the concepts reflected in the book written by Dr. Stephen Covey as published in Covey, S. (1989). The 7 habits of highly effective people. Franklin Covey. It was also researched in Pandey, N. (2016). Effectiveness of the seven habits of highly effective people. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 4, 8. Bengrait, N. (2020). Covey’s seven habits of highly effective people impact on EFL students’ educational achievements. ResearchGate. Armocida, A. (1992). The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: By Stephen R. Covey. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. Sage Journals.

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

The IDRlabs Win-Win Mindset Test is based on a famous and well-regarded book, which discusses effective habits. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality trait. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive personality or relationship assessment can be made only by a qualified pertinent professional.

As the publishers of this free online Win-Win Mindset Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics and manifestations of your capacity to think win-win, 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 Win-Win 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 Win-Win Mindset Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to having integrity, maturity, and an abundant mentality.

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.