Just rate your current satisfaction level for the 3 factors on the scale of 1-4, then click 'how happy am I' to see the result or read a bit of background first.
1 = Completely dissatisfied | 2 = Not feeling good | 3 = Feeling OK | 4 = Really happy
If you don't like to be constrained by a triangle, give yourself a few more sides by simply clicking any of the factors below.
You may find some of these prompt other thoughts - positive or negative, but add any you think are particularly relevant to you.Show
All your chosen factors are shown below, and the maximum score is shown by the outer shape. Your ratings are shown by coloured, inner shape.
The closer you are to 'green', the better. If you've applied a heavier weighting to one factor, then it will stretch the scale, making the most 'pointy bits' your most valuable motivators.
Just enter this url the next time you come back, and we'll show you what you entered this time around. Will you be happier in 3 months?
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The triangle of happiness is a simplification of the main factors that tend to drive most people in their jobs. Money, people and work. Put simply, if you're not satisfied with at least 2 of the 3 points of the triangle, your overall job satisfaction is in real question.
This site was developed simply to help others make sense of what drives them at work. Use of the site is entirely free, with no nasty tricks. Use of the site is however at your own risk - like any other website.
Let's take a look at the drivers that are used to drive your snapshot of current job satisfaction:
It sounds obvious, but money is a key factor when searching for a new role, or deciding whether to stay in your current role. People have different needs and wants at different times of their life. For instance, a university graduate is likely to have relatively low outgoings and expectations, whilst a 40 year old with 3 kids and a mortgage will be more towards the peak of their 'needs curve'.
People sometimes lure you to a new job, for example a previous colleague enticing you to swap sides. More often however, it's people that 'keep' you in a position, and at a company. This manifests itself again in different ways for different people. Younger people tend to value the more social aspects of a workplace, and look for like-minded colleagues to socialise with - or even fall in love with! Older people additionally hold more stock in shared experience, familiarity and respect from their workmates.
The work you do day-to-day changes regularly, and with it, the shape of your triangle. If you're passionate or at least engaged with what you're doing at work, then you're likely to be relatively content. Contrary to what people may think, having 'nothing' to do tends to score worse than being busy with uninviting work.×
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