Authentic Survey

Please read the following 20 statements and score them on a scale of 1-5 on how they apply to you, with 1 = you disagree strongly and 5 = you strongly agree. Answer as honestly as possible, but try not to over-think the reponses.

For whatever reason you have got your prickly coat of protection on.

Relationships are probably not easy for you. Do you tend to choose protection over connection and find intimacy difficult?

It can be hard to remove your prickles especially if you have been hurt, abused or let down in the past. You probably put up your defences for a good reason to keep yourself safe but have you kept them up way past the time that you originally needed them for or with different people to the ones that originally hurt you? The problem is that if you keep on valuing protection, then you are likely to find it hard to build true connection.

I am not suggesting that you strip off your prickles over night. Find a trustworthy person who you can start to practice opening up to. If you have unhealed pain from the past, then moving forward may need to involve coaching, therapy or prayer. The good news is that your past doesn’t have to dictate your future.

You have a great gift to offer the world – the gift of you. You are more than OK. There are people who can be trusted (you just need to find them) and what you do, does matter. The world will be an even better place when you dare to bare who YOU are and let your light shine.

Here are some questions to get you started in your de-prickling:

  • Which three scores on the quiz would you most like to improve? How could you do this?
  • What could you do this week to show up more as you in your relationships?
  • Who do you know in your life who is a “Naked Hedgehog”? What could you learn from them?
  • Write down three positive ways that life would look differently if you were to become more of a Naked Hedgehog. Keep these somewhere to encourage you as you start taking steps to de-prickle.

If you would like some help and encouragement to become more authentic - why not join us for the Naked Hedgehogs' Kick-Starter or Bootcamp?

Change is often easier... and more fun... if you have others to go through it with you. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day the Kick-Starter will equip you with new tools as well as providing you with a safe place to practice showing up as YOU. We would love you to join us. Find out more by clicking on any of the three boxes below.

You are quite naked but still have some prickles that you are using for protection. On some level you still hold back from completely showing up as the real you and you are selective about when and with whom you relate authentically.

There are times where protection seems more appealing than connection, although at other times you are quite happy showing up as yourself. Perhaps you worry about what others might think if they really knew what you were like?

Sometimes it could be that the pressure of time or the lure of distractions mean that you aren’t able to give 100 per cent of your attention to the person in front of you. Or it might be that you sometimes get caught up in your thinking and aren’t always able to be fully present.

The great news is change is possible and you can start today. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • Which three scores on the quiz would you most like to improve? How could you do this?
  • What could you do this week to show up more as you in your relationships?
  • Who do you know in your life who is a “Naked Hedgehog”? What could you learn from them?
  • Think of one person in your life who isn’t as much of a naked hedgehog as you. What could you do to help them feel safer and more able to de-prickle?

If you'd like to discover how to become even more authentic and rid yourself of a bit more of your protection - why not join us for the Naked Hedgehogs' Kick-Starter or Bootcamp?

It is a great opportunity to look at the most important things in your life and to be intentional about them. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day the Kick-Starter will equip you with new tools as well as providing you with a safe place to start practicing what you learn. We would love you to join us. Find out more by clicking on any of the three boxes below.

Congratulations – you are a NAKED HEDGEHOG!

You are good at showing up authentically in your relationships and allowing other people to be themselves. You are able to value connection over protection and tend to share your negative emotions as well as the positives. Where you have been through difficult or painful episodes in your life you have managed to heal and learn through the experiences, forgiving others and yourself where necessary. You try wherever possible to give priority to your closest relationships and give attention to whoever is in front of you.

Please continue to model great relationships and be the safe people that others can come to when they need someone to trust. We need you to help the rest of us. Of course none of us is 100 per cent perfect so do keep on working at becoming even more authentic – we all have more to learn.

Some questions to ask yourself:

  • Which of the scores on the quiz would you most like to improve? How might you do this?
  • What one step could you take this week to become even more authentic in your relationships?
  • Think of one person in your life who isn’t as much of a naked hedgehog as you. What could you do to help them feel safer and more able to de-prickle?

I believe that however well we are doing - most of us can still improve how we show up in life and connect to others. If you'd like to discover how to become even more authentic - why not join us for the Naked Hedgehogs' Kick-Starter or Bootcamp?

It is a great opportunity to review the most important areas in your life and to be intentional about them. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day the Kick-Starter will equip you with new tools as well as providing you with an interactive forum to learn and share with others. We would love you to join us. Find out more by clicking on any of the three boxes below.