In retirement it is very important that we really know what we want to do. Many of us race off in unusual directions only to find that they don’t really work for us. How many dream of writing that book, or climbing that mountain or running those marathons or doing that university degree only to find that it isn’t really ‘us’ and that we have wasted a lot of our time and money too. This quiz helps you reflect on who you are and what might best suit you in retirement so that you come into retirement (or live retirement) focussed on the things that really work best for you.
Do this quiz and then ask someone close to you to also complete it as they know you and compare the results. Sometimes we don’t know ourselves as well as we think we do. Before start planning our retirement this accurate self reflection and awareness is critical.
|I like to try new things.|
I am a creative person.
I like to fix and repair things.
I like lots of alone time.
I like to spend lots of time with people.
I like to potter with no real plans.
I am good at finding new friendships.
I have lots of good friends to do things with.
I like learning.
I like physical work, gardening, repairing things, building stuff.
I like to do things my way.
I fit in easily with other people and their plans.
I like to keep physically active.
I’m good at achieving physical fitness goals.
I am good at setting goals.
I am good at achieving my goals.
I work with my partner to ensure we have a retirement that works for both of us.
As a pre-retiree I am looking forward to my retirement.
As a pre-retiree I will make a smooth transition to retirement.
As a pre-retiree, my upcoming retirement will be great.
I like reading.
I like theatre.
I like opera.
I like ballet.
I like concerts.
I enjoy lots of down time during the daytime, snoozing on the lounge, watching TV.
I like people in small doses.
I like lots of travel.
I like to maximise the time I spend with my family.
My partner likes to maximise the amount of time they spend with me in retirement.
I like to maximise the amount of time I spend with my partner in retirement.
I am good with people.
I like to plan.
I am spontaneous.
I like to keep physically active.
I like to spend a lot of time with my kids.
I like to spend a lot of time with my grandchildren.
I like doing paid work in retirement.
I like to volunteer.
People would call me quiet by nature.
I like trying new things – sports, hobbies, etc.
I like finding new friendships.
I like surprises.
I like to be in charge.
I am not shy.
I am good at seeing passion projects, such as writing a book, doing a marathon, etc., through to completion.
I like to go with the flow. I am easygoing.
I would be very happy if I just did what my partner wanted to do in retirement.
My partner expects me to organise my own retirement lifestyle.
My partner expects me to consult with him/her about the things I want to do in retirement.
My partner and I are aligned in terms of how much time we like to spend together in retirement.
I am good at initiating social events, get-togethers, things to do, reaching out to friends and family, travel, new ideas, etc.
I like joining things, clubs, interest groups, etc.
I think I will have the ability to find lots of interesting things to do in retirement.
As a pre-retiree I am confident I will build a great retirement.
I’m a ‘make it happen’ sort of person.
My partner and I have a lot of common interests.
I like to travel by myself.
I like competitive sports or games.
I like group sports and/or hobbies.
I like solo sports and/or hobbies.