The _____ Family Profile



We Communicate Well


1. Our family communicates openly about difficult topics
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2. I am comfortable approaching my parents when I disagree with them
3. I feel safe in bringing up difficult subjects with my parents
4. I feel safe bringing up tough subjects with my siblings
5. I'd like our family to learn to communicate even better
6. I feel I can express my feelings honestly and openly in our family


We are active and healthy enough
7. Our family has enough fun together. We're not too serious.
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8. We have enough adventures together as a family
9. We should take more trips and do more things together as a family
10. We do enough healthy recreation as a family
11. Our family exercises enough and strives to be healthy
12. Our family generally tries to eat well and nutritiously
13. We could use more training and information about health and nutrition


We are a learning family
14. We are trying to learn new things and grow intellectually as a family. I am satisifed with our learning levels.
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15. We put the right emphasis on education in our family


We are a family of faith
16. Our family places the right amount of emphasis on spiritual and religious things
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17. I feel satisfied spiritually in our family
18. I wish we put more emphasis on spiritual things


We Care for and Love Each Other
19. We validate each others emotions. Family members feel emotionally safe.
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20. We don't put too much pressure on family members to conform
21. I feel unconditionally loved in our family
22. We recognize family members enough when they do well
23. I am safe to make mistakes and know I would be loved if I did
24. I feel like other family members are interested in what I think and do.
25. I feel my thoughts, ideas, feelings and perceptions matter to other family members
26. We make decisions properly by respecting everyone's input.


We Have the Right Vision
27. We have a clear family vision and mission and purpose. We have a united identity.
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28. I would like to learn more about how to be an effective leader in our family and in my outside roles
29. Sometimes, I feel our family leaders are too dictatorial
30. We could benefit from learning more about becoming more effective as a family
31. We tend to waste too much time with TV and other potentially time-wasting activities


We Are Financially Wise
32. I feel we are financially secure and are using our family and foundation/trust funds wisely
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33. I would like us to learn more about family and foundation finances
34. I agree with how our foundation is investing and utilizing our family finances
35. What do you like best about our family?

36. What family issues or problems concern you the most...what should we work on first this year?

37. What is one suggestion you'd make to improve our family?

38. What should we stop doing that we are now doing?

39. What should we start doing that we are not now doing?

40. What is another suggestion, about anything, that you'd like us to consider as we strive to improve our family?