A printable Basic PSA Worksheet here gives you questions to help you consider what you want to do in your lifetime. You may choose a Basic PSA Worksheet for Individuals, or a Basic PSA Worksheet for Couples.
Make a copy of this document. Save the original and fill out the copy.
Answer all of these questions as soon as you can – whether or not you have already taken your personality strengths tests and gotten your PSA© test results. You can add info from your PSA© later.
EXAMPLE: What you write is in green and italics.
My Basic PSA© Worksheet
1. Who do I know that has the kind of life that I want? What about how he manages his life impresses me? What about how she manages her life impresses me? (Think of one of each sex.) He is entirely comfortable with being who he is. This is a great opportunity to study my PSA©, use my insights and learn “How to Plan My Life to Get What I Value©”. Although I will spend time with friends I have now, I will be meeting many new people and structuring how I will make my unique contribution throughout my life. And I will do that with an understanding of Who I Am. I am ready to go.
A. Coping strategy: Achievement: 80%. Building a good life takes work. I will look for people who works as hard at creating a good life as I do.
B. Temperament strength: Restraint/Seriousness: 75%. When I meet someone who I think might be a good friend , I will see if s/he is serious and makes good, sound decisions, too.
C. Value: Aesthetic Value (Harmony): 70%. I am good at seeing how to help people enjoy spending time with each other. I will study what people that I meet have in common and build friendship networks.
2. Go to question 2. and do the same thing.
3. After you finish all of the questions. Show them to someone who knows you well. Get their insights.
The complete PSA questions are shown below for your review:
1. Who do I know that has the kind of life that I want? What about how he manages life impresses me? What about how she manages her life impresses me? (Think of one of each sex.)
2. I am thinking about my parents. What personality strengths do they do have that I may have, too? Which ones came from my dad? Which ones came from my mother?
3. Which of my strengths are completely different from my either parent?
4. I am thinking about my friends as I was growing up. What coping strengths, temperament strengths, and values do each of these people have in common?
5. What is one thing that I have I learned from each person who has loved me?
6. What coping strengths, temperament strengths, and values do I like about myself?
7. What coping strengths, temperament strengths, and values do I most want my friends to have?
Which ones are the same as those in 4.? Which ones are different?
8. Am ready to commit to having a relationship with a life partner?
9. If I answered 8. “No” what is behind that answer?
10. If I answered 8. “Yes” what is behind that answer?
11. Do I want to have children? Why?
12. How many children do I want to have? Why?
13. How important is it that I have a college degree?
14. How important is it that I get an additional college degree?
15. Do I want to work?
16. If I do not want to work how do I want to make my unique contribution?
17. About my family: What qualities do my family members have?
18. What must I do to get along with my family?
19. About religion and spirituality: What is important to me here?
20. About politics: What is important to me here?
21. About money: What have I learned about money in my family? What do I need when it comes to…
22. Saving money?
23. Spending money?
24. Borrowing money?
25. Do I like conservative, moderate, or high risk/high reward investments?
26. How important is it to me that someone listens to me?
A. What do I do if I feel if someone is not listening to me?
B. What do I do if feel if someone tells me that I am not listening to him/her?
C. Do I think that not listening to each other could cause issues in a relationship?
27. What process do I want to use to make decisions?
A. When making a decision with another person, what kinds of decisions do I think should require two votes?
B. Who else’s thoughts should I consider?
C. What other factors should I consider?
D. Do I think that how two or more people make decisions can cause issues in their relationship?
28. Do I have any trust issues about relationships? If so, do I want to clear them up?
29. Do I have any loyalty issues about relationships? If so, do I want to clear them up?
30. Do want to work internationally? What more do I know about this right now?
31. Do I want to travel internationally? What more do I know about this right now?
32. Do I want to learn a foreign language? What more do I know about this right now?
33. Do I want to learn more than one foreign language? What advantages would that create for me?
34. Do I want to own my own home?
35. Do I want to own a second home?
36. Do I want to work for a corporation, the government, or a nonprofit?
37. Do I want to own my own business?
38. Do I want to work until retirement?
39. If I want to work, at what age do I want to retire?
40. What do I want to do after I retire?
41. If I do not want to work, what do I want to do? Why?
42. What else do I want to consider right now?
Congratulations – that’s a lot of work! You have just set your mind on a path to create your best life for you. Of course, you may want to revise this across the course of your life – Enjoy.
On the Home Page you may want to go to Case Studies- then Personal Goals – then Plan Your Life. You will see this Worksheet again. Then scroll down and see how Matt and Linda plan their lives.