I have just come across The Silver Lining Questionnaire (SLQ). https://ppc.sas.upenn.edu/sites/ppc.sas.upenn.edu/files/silverliningquestionnaire.pdf It asks sick people to rate the gains from being sick with statements such as: 1. I appreciate life much more because of my illness 2. My illness gave me a new start in life 19. My illness helped me find myself. It says there are no right or wrong answers, but every statement on the list is positive about the benefits of being ill. A google search found the Positive Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania. SILVER LINING QUESTIONNAIRE Authors: Samantha C. Sodergren and Michael E. Hyland WHAT THE QUESTIONNAIRE MEASURES The Silver Lining Questionnaire measures the extent to which people believe their illness has had a positive benefit despite the negative consequences of being ill. Research suggests that this positive interpretation is not due to a form of self-delusion but instead reflects personal growth and that it can be enhanced by the context. Its role in recovery from illness is complex. KEY REFERENCES Sodergren, S. C. & Hyland, M. E. (1997). Qualitative phase in the development of the Silver Lining Questionnaire. Quality of Life Research, 6, (7-8), 365. Sodergren, S. C., & Hyland, M. E. (2000). What are the positive consequences of illness? Psychology and Health, 15, 85-97. Sodergren, S. C., Hyland, M. E., Singh, S. J., & Sewell, L. (2002). The effect of rehabilitation on positive interpretations of illness. Psychology and Health; 17, 753-760. Sodergren, S. C., Hyland, M. E., Crawford, A., Partridge, M. R. (2004). Positivitiy in illness: self-delusion or existential growth? British Journal of Health Psychology, 9, 163-174. Hyland, M. E., Sodergren, S. C., & Lewith, G. T. (in press). The role of positivity in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Journal of Health Psychology. Note number 5 on the list. My personal response is that this stuff makes me feel sick. It looks like it's been used by the same people using LP / NLP based 'recovery focused' approaches in Dorset and Oxford. Thread about this here: https://www.s4me.info/index.php?thr...tion-of-a-rebuilding-your-life-programme.761/ I'm sorry to plague you with this junk, but it's really bothering me. I shall investigate further.