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QUIZ Are you self-centred?

Do you often think about other people? Or are you so selfish that you only care about yourself and your

own needs? Do our quiz and find out whether you are self-centred or not.

1. You’ve just entered a bar with some friends. What do you do?

a) I ask everyone what they want, and go and order the drinks.

b) I rush up to the bar and get myself a drink quickly.

2. A work colleague has just found out that he has a terrible illness. How do you react?

a) I tell him how sorry I am, and ask if he’d like to talk about it. I also offer my assistance for anything he may need.

b) I tell him how I’ve been feeling a bit ill recently too.

3. What’s your favourite topic of conversation?

a) Whatever anyone else wants to talk about – the latest news, a bit of celebrity gossip, anything really.

b) ME!

4. You’re stranded on a desert island with a group of people. You find a coconut tree. What do you do?

a) I get all the coconuts and share them with the others.

b) I secretly take all the coconuts and hide them so I can eat them later.

5. You see an elderly gentleman drop his wallet in the street. What do you do?

a) I run after him and give the wallet to him.

b) I put my foot on the wallet, and then, when no one’s looking, I slip it into my pocket.

6. A friend’s relative has just died. What do you do?

a) I comfort him or her.

b) I tell him or her about all my relatives who have died.

7. A friend has just lost her job and is feeling a bit depressed. What do you do?

a) I spend an afternoon helping her find another one.

b) I tell her how fantastic my job is.

8. You’ve been out walking in the mountains with some friends. You’re all very hungry and you’ve just arrived home. What do you do?

a) I offer to go out and buy a takeaway for everyone.

b) I sneak off to the kitchen and stuff myself with everything in the fridge.


to rush up (to a place) exp

to go to a place very quickly

the latest news n

the most recent news

gossip n

information about people’s personal


stranded adj

if you are “stranded”, you cannot

leave a place because of bad

weather, an accident, etc

to share vb

to give everyone in a group a

part of something

to drop vb

if you “drop” something, it falls

from your hand, pocket, etc

a wallet n

an object men use to carry money,

credit cards, etc

to slip something into your

pocket n

to put something into your pocket

with one smooth movement

a relative n

an uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, etc

to comfort vb

to help someone feel less

worried, sad, etc

a takeaway n

a meal you buy and take with you

to eat at home or somewhere else

to sneak off phr vb

to leave a place secretly without

telling anyone

to stuff yourself exp

to eat a lot more food than you need

starving adj

very, very hungry

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