Are You a "Good Girl"?

by: smilcuziluvu

Fezler's essay, The Good Girl Syndrome has come up with a quiz in order for readers to see for themselves, if she too would be considered a "good girl". These questions are based on individual beliefs. "The more of these areas that apply to you, the 'gooder' you are within the context of a male-dominated world," (Fezler 12). The scoring ranges, 0--almost never, 1--sometimes, 2--almost always. Fezler, William. The Good Girl Syndrome. New York: Macmillan Company, 1985. Print.

  1. 1

    You're afraid to ask a man for a date or initiate a phone call--he'll think you're too aggressive.

  2. 2

    You feel guilty whenever you have your own way, even if it's for something simple.

  3. 3

    The thought of having to support yourself fills you with terror

  4. 4

    Ideally, you would like your man to be better than you are--taller, smarter, older, more experienced.

  5. 5

    You constantly seek the approval of men, whether at work or at home.

  6. 6

    In your heart of hearts you believe "a woman cannot have both love and career success."

  7. 7

    It is more difficult for you to say no to a man than to a woman when he asks you to do something you'd prefer not to do, such as running an errand or dong a favor.

  8. 8

    You truly believe that sacrificing for others, even if it means ignoring your wants, makes you a better person.

  9. 9

    You still seek the approval, not just the advice, of your parents for major decisions in your life.

  10. 10

    Your mother or father comes to mind whenever you go against a rule they taught you when you were a child.

  11. 11

    It's hard for you to accept compliments; often you think they come from only ingenuine politeness.

  12. 12

    You haven't done anything really new in over a month

  13. 13

    You use sulking or silence to get what you want and show your displeasure.

  14. 14

    You are terrified at the thought of a parent or child accidentally "catching" you in the "act".

  15. 15

    You feel you're not completely without a man who loves you.

  16. 16

    You would do almost anything to avoid a fight or conflict.

  17. 17

    You feel uneasy at work because you feel the supervisors or colleagues will uncover the "real" you.

  18. 18

    You make plans with friends and family, even if you don't want to see them, and consequently resent them for causing you to have a bad time.

  19. 19

    You give up men friends when you enter into an intimate relationship with a man.

  20. 20

    You don't like to rock the boat, even if something doesn't seem right.

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