Today, Instead of a Buzzfeed Quiz…

By September 14, 2016 No Comments


I’m so excited to share this with you because a.) I think it’s an amazing resource and b.) I think this is a great example of community.

Today I share with you a crowd-sourced Emotional Labor Assessment inspired by Jess Zimmerman’s article for The Toast, “Where’s My Cut?” : On Unpaid Emotional Labor. This epic self-inventory has been generated by multiple contributors through the beauty of Google Docs.

I initially stumbled across this on Facebook after a friend posted it and I’m now convinced that miracles do happen. I can’t tell you how much I needed this. I’m in a very introspective season of my life, and this has been a great tool to help me evaluate how my behaviors impact myself and others.

I’ll share with you how I completed it: I ranked every statement with a number 1, 2, or 3 with 1 being the low number. Anything that got a “1,” I then highlighted. All of the highlighted statements are behaviors that I want to work on and improve. Anything with a 2 or above are behaviors I am satisfied with or excel at and hope to maintain.

I also want to be very careful, and remind everyone that while I may be many things (a redhead, a film junkie, a self-adoring comedienne, the future Mrs. Adrien Brody…) I am not a professional. I share this in the spirit of camaraderie and love. Take it for what you will and with a grain of salt.

Anyway, don’t freak out when you see that it’s 12 pages. (And that there are 20+ bullet points on each page.) This assessment is divided up into sections, so there’s as much or as little for everyone as they choose to tackle. For instance, I do not have a significant other or children, so I skipped those sections.

Below is an excerpt from the document so you can see what I’m talking about:

Can’t wait to dive in? Access the full document here: Emotional Labor Assessment.