Most of us know if we’re happy or unhappy at work, but if you’d like a more precise calculation of your job satisfaction, take this quiz called the Triangle of Happiness.
It’s called that because three factors tend to influence our job satisfaction the most: how much we make, what we do, and who we work with. Rate each of these factors on a scale of 1 to 4 and get a score. You can add additional advanced factors such as flexible working options, how much personal time you have, and your work location. In addition, you can change the weight of each factor to mark the ones that matter most to you.
So, for example, with all three factors weighed equally, if you have money rated at a low of one but people and work rated a high of four, your job satisfaction rating is still pretty good, at 66.67%. If money matters more to you though (and you change the weight in the calculator), you’ll only be floating along at 53.33%—fluctuating between kind of happy and not really happy.