Take this ‘How Brave Are You’ quiz to uncover your courage level and learn what bravery truly means to you. Challenge yourself now!
Are You Brave?
If you have emotional strength when facing extraordinary circumstances, you are brave. Bravery is defined as the courage to face fear, failure, and rejection. It is the moral quality of standing up for your beliefs and acting despite your doubts.
Psychologists define braveness as the ability to bounce back after trauma or as the self-conscious decision to face challenging emotions with mindfulness and self-compassion.
In a philosophical sense, you are brave if you don’t fear being afraid. On a deeper level, courage is not the absence of terror; it is the acceptance of it.
With that being said, the test of courage on this page reveals how brave you are in both psychological and philosophical aspects. If you doubt your gallantry, just dare to take this quiz.
Signs You’re a Courageous Person
While it’s difficult to measure one’s virtues, concepts like bravery have universally accepted qualities that could reveal if a person is courageous.
Here are eight signs you are actually brave:
- You don’t run away from your fears. You face them.
- You stand up for what you believe in.
- You don’t tolerate injustice or wrongdoing.
- You acknowledge your mistakes and improve upon them.
- Failure doesn’t hold you back; it motivates you.
- You protect and help those in need.
- You’re not afraid to ask for help.
- You don’t see vulnerability as a weakness.
Do You Have to Be Brave?
While courage is a positive virtue in most cultures, it’s never a must. What’s crucial for us humans is the constant strive to become brave—even though we’re doomed to fail.
As mortal beings, we need to be prepared for the bad and for the unknown. And there’s no way to be so without emotional strength, without bravery.
It’s okay to fear. But it’s not okay to let it win over your life. It’s okay to feel incompetent and inadequate. But it’s not okay to quit.
“Brave” Vs. “Fearless:” Which One’s Better?
Although synonyms, brave and fearless refer to different concepts. While bravery means acting against fear, fearlessness signifies the absence of fear. The former is a moral virtue, while the latter is recklessness.
Remember, the line between bravery and stupidity is thin. As Aristotle once said, “Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. It is possible to fail in many ways, by being reckless and by being cowardly.”
See If You’re Brave with the Test of Courage
Now that you know what bravery is, it’s time to test your own courage. Answer the following questions to see how valiant you are despite your uncertainties and anxieties.
We also recommend you take our “Am I Intimidating Test” to see if your definition of fearlessness has negatively affected your personality.
Now, let’s face your dark side and expose how brave you are. 👻
If you like scary stuff, take The Scariest Quiz Ever. (It might reveal how courageous you are with a different approach.)
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- 1How big of a risk-taker are you?
I take calculated risks
I’m working on it
I wouldn’t say I like taking risks
I take reckless risks (for the sake of fun)
- 2How do you react when you’re afraid of something?
I acknowledge the fear but also fight it back
My first reaction is withdrawal. But I slowly face it
I avoid that particular circumstance
I ignore the fear and do what I want to do
- 3What do you do after you constantly fail at something?
I keep revising my methods and trying
I’m trying to ask for help when that happens
I stop trying and move on
I never fail
- 4How motivated are you to achieve your goals?
I keep motivating myself
I rely on others’ motivation
I’m not motivated anymore
I need no motivation; that’s for the weak
- 5Would you go out of your way to help someone in need?
Most of the time (but it depends on the situation)
I’m trying to be a giving person
No, I wouldn’t do that
Yes, I’d help anyone (no matter what)
- 6How do you react to pressure or stress?
I endure it
I reduce it
I avoid it
I ignore it
- 7How do you feel about expressing your fears and doubts?
I’m totally fine with being vulnerable
I’ve been more open about those
I don’t talk about them
I have no fear and doubt
- 8Do you adapt to changes or fight them back?
Yes, I adapt to them
I usually fail to do that
It depends on the change
I fight back
- 9How hard is it for you to forgive someone who’s hurt you?
Not difficult at all
I’m trying to be a forgiving person
It’s quite difficult
I don’t forgive; I avenge
- 10How do you fix your mistakes?
I improve upon my mistakes
I apologize and avoid that mistake
I try to leave my mistakes behind
I learn to live with my mistakes
- 11Ever feared rejection?
Yes, but I’ve overcome it
Yes, but I’m trying to overcome it
Yes, and it has held me back
No, I fear nothing
- 12Are you okay with asking for help?
Yes, I acknowledge that I need it
No, but I’m working on it
I don’t like asking for help (but I might do it)
I don’t need anyone’s help
- 13How do you react to criticism and feedback?
I listen carefully and improve upon them
I’m trying to be more open-minded
Criticism makes me nervous
I don’t let anyone criticize me
- 14How do you deal with uncertainty?
I try different points of view
I consult trusted people
I just wait until I can make up my mind
I don’t like uncertainty. I’m always assertive
- 15How do you deal with your traumas?
- 16What’s your biggest fear?
- 17How challenging is it for you to trust someone?
Not challenging at all
It’s not easy because I’m too picky with that
Impossible. I don’t trust anyone
- 18How do you recover from heartbreak?
Therapy or self-care
Friends and family
Escaping or going away for a while
Ignoring and enduring the pain
- 19Have you ever hurt someone because you were hurt?
I’ve been trying not to do that anymore
Yes, but I’m not proud of that
Yes, and I would do it again
- 20Final question: Why do you want to be brave?
To take care of myself and my loved ones
To bring out a better version of myself
I don’t think I want to be brave
To put fear in my enemies’ hearts