Determine Your CQ: Take The Catalyst Character Quotient Test

All through the month of October, we’ve been discussing the series CHARACTER, goodwill and Godwill on all our platforms.

Like I have mentioned on the Be All You Can Be show and our daily Wisdom Nuggets For Today:

Anything you build or have can ONLY be sustained by CHARACTER, goodwill and Godwill

Anything you build or have, will be destroyed by lack of CHARACTER, goodwill and Godwill.

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny” — Charles Reade

Your skill and personality can get you through the door but it is your character that will keep the door open. It is therefore indisputable that character is an essential ingredient for success.  I created The Catalyst Character Quotient test based on  the  top 20 traits I believe we all require to have great character.

Take Our Character Quotient Test:

Guideline: You MUST be truthful and honest with yourself and in the scores you give, else you will not be able to determine the areas in which you need growth and make the requisite adjustments.

Rate yourself on a scale of 0-10 on this list of Top 20 character Traits:

1) Humility

2) Courage

3) Gratitude/ Thankfulness

4) Patience/Tolerance

5) Loving/kind/compassionate/emphatic

i.e Having a dedicated affectionate commitment to the well-being of others

6) Forgiving – Being able to forgive wrongs done to you

7) Generous/Selfless

i.e- it’s not about living to survive or succeed but to live a significant life,

helping the less privilege not to get back, but out of compassion and love.

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8) Honesty / Integrity –

i.e being true to others

Being true to yourself

Being true to universal and spiritual truths and principles

Being yourself and true to your purpose, passion

To have genuine intentions and motives following your kind conscience

9) Persistence/ tenacity/ doggedness

i.e When the going gets though and the tough needs to get going

The road to success and happiness especially in Nigeria, is littered with challenges, obstacles, problems and people that want to stop you. How tenacious are you?

10) Excellence

i.e A desire for the best, wanting to be the best, not settling for mediocrity, be all you can be

11) Being visionary and focused

i.e Living purposefully

Going somewhere

Discovering your gift and engaging them to set oneself apart

12) Taking action & having initiative

13) Genuine Love and care for people

14) Open communication

– i.e Presenting your thoughts and feelings articulately

Finding close and trusted people you can open up to if need be vent to in private

15) Healthy Self Esteem, Confidence and belief

– i.e. Being self-driven, self-motivated and inspired

16) Dedication, commitment and Diligence in your chosen field of endeavor

17) Positive Mental Attitude – i.e The “can do” spirit

Living by Belief/hope/ love creed

18) Living humorously/ Laughter/ Joy and Peaceful living

19) Innovative/ creative, intuitive

i.e Doing things differently

Open to change

Driving change

20) Love God

i.e seeing yourself as God’s son

Tapping into the Grace of God and letting the Grace of God work through, in and for you


The maximum score is 200

If you score between:

0-40 – V POOR

41-80 – POOR

81-120 – OK

121-160- GOOD



I would love to hear your feedback on the test and what you will do to make the necessary adjustments if any.

The Catalyst,

Lanre Olusola



  • Fakorede Modupe Arike October 20, 2015 Reply

    Thanks Mr Lanre Olushola,I just took the character quotient test straight from the link in your bio on Instagram and after scrutinising myself correctly and honestly,I had 163/200. I can definitely be and do better. Thanks for the test. God bless you sir.

  • TK October 20, 2015 Reply


    The test was informative in that it helped me, by answering the questions truthfully, to examine my flaws and strengths. To be able to score myself without feeling like I’m belittling myself or patting my self in the back just because I feel like it.

    I’d just like to suggest that you expatiate a bit more on each of the questions so that we are able to fully understand what we are answering.
    In addition, Number 14 is very ambiguous. At first, I read it to mean being able to articulate your feelings, you know, the ability to communicate with people generally. Then I read it to mean being open to people; and that’s two different things, and I have two exremely different answers to both questions.

    Oh and one more thing, I doubt that anyone wants to go through the vigor of adding all that math up and not receive a more detailed result than ‘poor’ or ‘good’. I really hope this helps, I’m inly giving this feedback because I think it’s a good initiative and I’d like to see a better version of it, I don’t do this very much, I don’t do it at all to be honest.

    All the best!

  • Soala October 21, 2015 Reply

    Hello Sage. Sincere thanks for making the CCQT available to us. I realized my lowest score was number 6 and it made me really think through. Severally friends and family have hurt me and even when they know they hurt me, they don’t feel the need to apologize. I often would walk out on the individual and close all channels of communication because i don’t appreciate such around me. When ever i have some thing that brings them any where close, i feel very upset and the hurt comes afresh. I speak to my self to let go and some times ask God to help me work with the individual on what ever i have to do but still do not open up the communication channels. its not keeping malice though because i could speak to the person if i want to but the unrepentant nature is what i cant stand. Any other ways to help me through this? Thanks Sir.

  • adaku October 21, 2015 Reply

    Pls sir thank you for this inspiring character check. I score low in all except in loving/kind/compassionate and gratitude that I score good. How can I improve on all others?

  • Chinwe October 24, 2015 Reply

    Thanks for this test
    I got 185 but I don’t feel excited or deserving of it. And I was as modest as could be
    I feel I still have a lot of work to do
    I guess that’s it. I still have so much to accomplish.

  • Laze October 26, 2015 Reply

    Smack bang in the middle with 100. And to think I was pretty harsh and a bit too honest with myself taking this test…I learnt a lot about myself taking the test actually. I realized I don’t necessarily think too highly of myself…or maybe I’m a more a glass half empty type of gal than I thought! Hmmmm. Thanks for this.

  • adebowale October 26, 2015 Reply

    Thanks so much for this test, I look forward to the ones coming soon. I got 177, which I think it’s me being modest and sincere as I am not perfect. However the areas I think I need improvement on are as regards forgiving people(I do forgive but most times, it takes a while before I forget the pains). Also, in the area of having someone always to talk to us quite difficult for me. Even though I always crave to have someone who would listen to me as much as I would listen to them but then, I really don’t have such persons around me.

  • Ossy October 26, 2015 Reply

    Hello Mr Olusola,
    Thank you for the character test. I just rated my character and I discovered I scored low in some character traits because I haven’t learnt to be grateful for the position that God has placed me to be a help meet. Or am I wrong to want to follow my dreams and pursue a course totally different from my husband’s goals and dreams?
    Traits like courage, excellence, being visionary and focused, taking action, confidence & innovative/creativity were traits I scored very low.
    I think I can do better if I am enlightened that l’m on the right path by helping my husband achieve his dreams and goals.
    I scored 101.

  • Mustapha November 23, 2015 Reply

    Good day sir,

    I hope this meets you well.
    Thank you for the CCQ Test, my score is 154. I’ll need to work on my courage, I scored myself 3 on that one.
    I’ve lived my life trying to not get in the bad graces of people, generally and also being a “yes-man” but those days are behind me. I’m a work in progress and these days, I voice out my concerns especially in unfavorable situations and circumstances.
    I would appreciate pointers and tips, perhaps taking courses on public speaking may help me improve on that.
    I do hope to hear from you.

    Best Regards!

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