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Yearners & Protectors
Which One Are You?


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From the Heart Media Television Shows and videos developed by media psychotherapist, interviewer and talk show host, Sheri Meyers Gantman, to facilitate personal growth and improve your health and relationships. Straight from the Heart TV
Sheri Meyers Gantman - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Are you a Yearner?  
Do you find yourself attracted to partners who tend to be emotionally unavailable?
YES NO SOMETIMES
When in an intimate relationship, do you find yourself pursuing your partner's attention and trying to earn the other's love?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Are you quick to attach to people?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you tend to become emotionally OVERinvolved, feeling that your relationship is the MOST important thing in your life?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you find yourself giving up more and more of what's important to you in order to focus on your partner's needs?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you need other's approval to feel good about yourself?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you make excuses for and justify your partner's selfishness?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you tend to blend, comply and adaptively say "YES," not to make waves?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you feel like you are not heard or taken seriously?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you become less focused and therefore less effective on the job or in your career when you become involved?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you find yourself talking about your partner and your relationship (good or bad) with whomever will listen?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you remain insecure in your relationship no matter how long you and your partner have been together?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Are you afraid that your partner will abandon you if you do something wrong?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Once you know that your relationship is not healthy for you, does it take a long time, with a lot of "break-ups and coming back together's" until it finally ends?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Scoring Values
"Yes" is worth 2 pt
"No" is worth 0 pt
"Sometimes" is worth 1 pt

Have you finished with a score value of 14 or more, then you tend to fall into Yearner patterns of relating in relationships

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Are you a Protector?  
As your partner attempts to get closer to you, do you feel guarded, threatened or trapped?
YES NO SOMETIMES
When your relationship gets too close or too confrontational, do you tend to quickly pull away and withdraw or angrily push away in order to get space?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you think your partner is too needy and overly emotional and the one with the problems?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you feel that you can't rely on your partner, only on yourself?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you find yourself blocking affection by becoming hyperrational and detached?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do outside activities such as work, friends, hobbies keep you very busy and under-involved in your relationship?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you find it difficult to be emotionally present and spontaneous?
YES NO SOMETIMES
When it comes to plans, are you a last minute kind of person?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you feel suffocated in relationships?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you feel pressured or resentful when you 'should' or 'have to' give?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you dislike being told what to do?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Do you have trouble making decisions or do you make unilateral decisions?
YES NO SOMETIMES
Scoring Values
"Yes" is worth 2 pt
"No" is worth 0 pt
"Sometimes" is worth 1 pt

Have you finished with a score value of 12 or more, then you tend to fall into Protector patterns of relating in relationships

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