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          Quiz: Are You a Sitting Duck for a Bad Girl?

          April 21, 2011

          Are you an unsuspecting sitting duck for a bad girl? Take the following quiz from Dr. Carole Lieberman, author of Bad Girls, and find out!

          Men: For each item that describes you, circle the “Q”.
          Feelings:

          1. You feel lonely Q
          2. You feel horny Q
          3. You feel depressed Q
          4. You feel bored Q
          5. You feel isolated Q
          6. You feel abandoned Q
          7. You have low self-esteem or a poor self-image Q
          8. You wish that people would pay more attention to you Q
          9. You feel unattractive Q
          10. You feel emasculated Q
          11. You feel shy or insecure Q
          12. You are attracted to drama Q
          13. You put on a façade of invincibility but feel like a nerd inside Q
          14. You have an unfulfilled yearning to be accepted into a cool crowd Q
          15. You have a fear of abandonment Q
          16. You are very trusting Q
          17. You feel competitive with other men and want them to think you’re a bigger stud because you have a hot chick on your arm Q
          18. You feel guilty (although you may not know why) and like you deserve to be punished Q
          19. You feel inadequate as a man Q
          20. You feel unlovable Q
          21. You have attained material comforts but feel lacking in inner richness Q

          Sex and Relationships:

          1. You have never had a relationship that lasted more than a few dates Q
          2. Your first love left a whole in your heart Q
          3. You have just been dumped, and you’re still hurting from this break-up Q
          4. You are still in love with your ex-girlfriend or ex-wife Q
          5. You have had a string of failed relationships Q
          6. You are secretly afraid you’re not good enough to hold onto a woman of your dreams Q
          7. You are looking for love but willing to accept sex as a substitute Q
          8. You get distracted by sex and pretend that it’s as good as love Q
          9. Your girlfriend just left town Q
          10. Your girlfriend recently moved out of your town or city Q
          11. You haven’t had sex for a while Q
          12. You have a girlfriend or wife, but she doesn’t treat you the way you want to be treated and doesn’t make you feel special or like a big man Q
          13. There is stress or a problem in your current relationship that you would like to escape from Q
          14. You have a desire to rescue women Q
          15. You have felt that you were madly in love with a woman, but can’t explain why Q
          16. You have a mad crush on an unattainable movie star or celebrity and are attracted to women who look like her Q
          17. You are attracted to women who look like an ex-girlfriend or ex-wife who you still long for Q
          18. You attract women too easily and would like a challenge Q
          19. You are disillusioned by women and ready to give up ever finding a good woman Q
          20. You have had a dry spell and long to be back in the game Q
          21. You have performance anxiety or real sexual performance issues Q
          22. You have no time to date because you’re too busy with work or other commitments Q
          23. You are longing for a family and hoping to share your woman’s family Q
          24. You need reassurance that you’re not the monster your ex-girlfriend or ex-wife told you you were Q
          25. You are embarrassed to ask friends or family for their opinions or advice about women you date Q
          26. You want to rebel against your parents by choosing a woman they won’t like — even if it hurts you Q
          27. You don’t want children Q
          28. You are in the middle of a separation or divorce Q
          29. You are a virgin Q

          Current Behaviors/Situations:

          1. You sometimes smoke pot Q
          2. You sometimes use other drugs (street or prescription) Q
          3. You sometimes drink alcohol Q
          4. You sometimes go to bars Q
          5. You have an addiction to drugs or alcohol Q
          6. You recently moved to a new town or city Q
          7. You recently started a new school or job Q
          8. You are of short stature Q
          9. You are very poor or very rich Q
          10. You are very young or very old Q
          11. You lost your job or other source of income recently Q
          12. You are a ladder-climber looking for more money or higher status and would be happy to have a girlfriend give you a leg up Q
          13. You like to flirt with danger and live on the edge Q
          14. You get turned away from the hottest nightspots and want a cool-looking chick to help you get your foot in the door Q
          15. You are intrigued by the media’s glamorization of bad girls Q
          16. Illness, injury or surgery is making it hard for you to take care of yourself Q
          17. You have ended up in the hospital and were asked for the names of your next of kin Q
          18. You are an artist or writer or other creative type who needs a benefactor or patron Q
          19. It is your birthday month Q
          20. You are having a mid-life crisis Q
          21. You are distracted by pressing situations in your life, such as financial issues, family matters or property repairs Q
          22. You don’t lie or manipulate, so you don’t know what to look out for Q

          Childhood:

          1. You were adopted Q
          2. You were sexually, physically or emotionally abused Q
          3. Your parents didn’t give you enough love and attention Q
          4. You grew up in a chaotic household Q
          5. Your childhood home was too boring or inhibiting of you Q
          6. As a child you liked to escape into stories of adventure or superheroes Q
          7. You were raised to be a good boy and not ask questions Q
          8. There were family secrets that everyone knew not to talk about Q
          9. You were competitive with and jealous of your sister Q
          10. You were poor or from the wrong side of the tracks Q
          11. You were picked last or next to last for sports teams Q

          Parents:

          1. Your parents divorced Q
          2. Your father was not around during your childhood or was not emotionally available Q
          3. You were a “mama’s boy” Q
          4. Your mother made you feel unlovable Q
          5. Your mother abandoned you Q
          6. A parent became seriously ill during your childhood or recently Q
          7. Your mother or father died during your childhood or recently Q
          8. When you were growing up, you wished you could rescue your mother from a situation that was making her unhappy or ill Q
          9. Your parents remarried during your childhood or recently Q
          Scoring Instructions:
          1 – 5: You are in mild danger, but not out of the woods.
          6 -10: You are in moderate danger; extra caution advised.
          11 – 20: You are in serious danger; psychotherapy advised.
          21 or more: You are in very grave danger! Do not venture out to the dating front until you have had at least six months of psychotherapy!

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