Reality testing is the ability to assess the correspondence between what’s experienced and what objectively exists. Reality testing involves “turning in” to the immediate situation. The best simple-sentence definition of reality testing is that it is the capacity to see things objectively, the way they are, rather than the way we wish or fear them to be. Testing this degree of correspondence involves a search for objective evidence to confirm, justify, and support feelings, perceptions, and thoughts. The emphasis is on pragmatism, objectivity, the adequacy of your perception, and authentication of your ideas and thoughts. An important aspect of this component involves the ability to concentrate and focus when trying to assess and cope with situations that arise.