MENTAL HEALTH QUIZZES

THE PANIC ATTACK QUESTIONNAIRE (PAQ)

INTRODUCTION

Below are sample questions taken from the PAQ, which is a questionnaire about panic attacks . The original questionnaire is 9-page long, so here you will find only an abbreviated version.
It will help you assess the frequency and severity of your panic attacks. Take it once a month together while working on your recovery to track your progress.
This tool is not a substitute for a medical diagnosis, as it is only informative.

 

INSTRUCTIONS


In this questionnaire we will ask you questions about panic attacks and your history of anxiety problems.

A panic attack is the sudden onset of intense fear or terror, often associated with feelings of impending doom that is not a result of a real danger. Some of the most common symptoms experienced during an attack are: dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort, and trembling or shaking. A panic attack differs from feelings of fear, anxiety, or worry that build up over time, and also differs from moderate feelings of fear or anxiety. Rather, it involves quick hitting feelings of extreme terror or fear.

 

PAQ


1. In the PAST YEAR approximately how many panic attacks have you had?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 over 10

2. In the PAST FOUR WEEKS how many panic attacks have you had?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 over 10

3. In the PAST WEEK how many panic attacks have you had?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 over 10

4. Have panic attacks occurred MORE frequently at some time in the past?

YES _ NO _

5. Do you think the panic attacks are becoming more frequent?

YES _ NO _

6. Do you think the panic attacks are becoming more intense?

YES _ NO _

7. When a panic attack occurs, generally what is the time, speed between the onset of the attack and when the panic is most intense? Please again make rating for your most recent panic, the worst panic you can remember, and your typical or usual panic attacks:

~ Most Recent Panic Attack

a) very rapid (less than 10 minutes)

b) moderately rapid (10 – 30 minutes)

c) moderately slow (30 – 60 minutes)

d) slowly (more than one hour)

~ Worst Ever Panic Attack

a) very rapid (less than 10 minutes)

b) moderately rapid (10 – 30 minutes)

c) moderately slow (30 – 60 minutes)

d) slowly (more than one hour)

~ Typical/Usual Panic Attack

a) very rapid (less than 10 minutes)

b) moderately rapid (10 – 30 minutes)

c) moderately slow (30 – 60 minutes)

d) slowly (more than one hour)

8. How long, on average, does a panic attack last (start to finish)? Make rating for your most recent panic, the worst panic you can remember, and your typical or usual panic attacks:

~ Most Recent Panic Attack

a) a few minutes (0-10 minutes)

b) 10 – 30 minutes

c) 30 minutes to one hour

d) several hours

e) more than one day

~ Worst Ever Panic Attack

a) a few minutes (0-10 minutes)

b) 10 – 30 minutes

c) 30 minutes to one hour

d) several hours

e) more than one day

~ Typical/Usual Panic Attack

a) a few minutes (0-10 minutes)

b) 10 – 30 minutes

c) 30 minutes to one hour

d) several hours

e) more than one day

9. Please indicate how severely you experience each of the following symptoms WHEN YOU ARE HAVING a panic attack.

Remember: A panic attack is the sudden onset of intense fear or terror, often associated with feelings of impending doom. Please rate how severe each symptom was during your most recent panic attack, the worst panic attack you can remember, and you usual or typical panic attacks:

Use the following scoring: Doesn’t occur: 0, Mild: 1, Moderate: 2, Severe:3, Very severe: 4

a) Difficulty breathing

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

b) Neck tension

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

c) Heart pounding

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

d) Chest pain or discomfort

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

e) Joint pain

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

f) Choking or smothering sensations

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

g) Dizziness, vertigo, or unsteady feelings

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

h) Feelings of unreality

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

i) Tingling in hands or feet

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

j)Headache

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

k) Hot and cold flashes

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

l) Sweating

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

m) Acute neck pain

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

n) Faintness

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

o) Trembling or shaking

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

p) Cold extremities

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

q) Tinnitus/ringing in the ears

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

r) Fears of death or serious illness

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

s) Fear of going crazy

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

t) Fear of doing something uncontrolled

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

u) Feeling of nausea

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

v) Visual difficulties (e.g. blurred vision)

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

w) Auditory difficulties (e.g. ears ringing)

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

x) Difficulty concentrating

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

y) Extremely rapid heartbeat

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

z) Fear of causing a scene

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

aa) Feeling of anger

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

bb) Feeling of sadness

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

cc) Feeling of guilt

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

dd) Urge to escape from scene of the panic

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

ee) Flushing

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

ff) Fear of drawing attention to oneself

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

gg) Mouth feels dry

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

hh) Feeling of helplessness

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

ii) Neck soreness

Most recent panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Worst ever panic: 0 1 2 3 4

Typical/Usual panic: 0 1 2 3 4

10. How much control do you think you have in preventing the OCCURRENCE of any panic attack?(Please circle a number)

No Control: 0-3

Some Control: 4-7

Total Control: 8-10

11. How much control do you think you have in limiting the SEVERITY of any panic attack? (Please circle a number)

No Control: 0-3

Some Control: 4-7

Total Control: 8-10

12. How much distress do the panic attacks cause in your life?

None At All: 1

Mildly Distressing: 2

Moderately Distressing: 3

Very Distressing: 4

Extremely Distressing: 5

13. To what degree have the panic attacks caused you to change or restrict your lifestyle (e.g. everyday activities, places you go)?

No change: 1

Some change: 2

A moderate amount of change: 3

Quite a bit of change: 4

Extreme change: 5

SOURCES
Norton, G. R., Harrison, B., Hauch, J., & Rhodes, L. . (2012) . The Panic Attack Questionnaire . Measurement Instrument Database for the Social

GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER 7-item (GAD-7)

This questionnaire is a screening tool that can help you find out if you might need treatment for your anxiety. Easy to use, this tool calculates how many common anxiety symptoms you have and, based on your answer, will help you assess their severity on a scale from mild to severe anxiety.

Below is the scale you are going to use to score your answers:

Not at all = 0

Several days = 1

More than half the days = 2

Nearly every day = 3

 

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems?

1.Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge

2.Not being able to stop or control worrying

3.Worrying too much about different things

4.Trouble relaxing

5.Being so restless that it is hard to sit still

6.Becoming easily annoyed or irritable

7.Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen

 

How to Score:

The following cut-offs correlate with level of anxiety severity:

Score 0-4: Minimal Anxiety

Score 5-9: Mild Anxiety

Score 10-14: Moderate Anxiety

Score greater than 15: Severe Anxiety

 

Acknowledgement:

The GAD-7 was developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc. No permission required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute.

Source:

Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JB, Löwe B. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:1092-7.

Plummer F, Manea L, Trepel D, McMillan D. Screening for anxiety disorders with the GAD-7 and GAD-2: a systematic review and diagnostic metaanalysis. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2016;39:24-31.

Kroenke K, Spitzer RL, Williams JB, Monahan PO, Löwe B. Anxiety disorders in primary care: prevalence, impairment, comorbidity, and detection. Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:

NEUROTIC TRAIT

Neuroticism is a personality trait marked by a tendency to worry excessively and expect negative outcomes.

Check your level of neuroticism by answering the questions with the following scoring scale:

Very inaccurate = 1; Moderately inaccurate = 2; Neither inaccurate nor accurate = 3; Moderately accurate = 4; Very accurate = 5

 

1. Am relaxed most of the time

2.Dislike myself

3.Worry about things

4.Panic easily

5.Am very pleased with myself

6.Rarely get Irritated

7.Get stressed out easily

8.Am often down in the dumps

9.Seldom get mad

10.Fear for the worst

11.Am not easily frustrated

12.Am not easily bothered by things

13.Feel comfortable with myself

14.Often feel blue

15.Seldom feel blue

16.Have frequent mood swings

17.Remain clam under pressure

18.Feel threatened easily

19.Rarely lose my composure

20.Am filled with doubts about things

 

SCORING:

Reverse scoring for questions #1, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19 as follows:

Very inaccurate =5

Moderately inaccurate = 4

Neither inaccurate nor accurate = 3

Moderately accurate =2

Very accurate = 1

A score between 35 and 80 would be average, as we all have some “neurotic tendencies”, but anything above 80 would indicate a high level of neuroticism, which could potentially contribute to the development of an anxiety disorder or worsen an already existing anxiety disorder.

 

Credit:

Adapted from ‘Are you neurotic’ test at https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/five-factor-test/neuroticism-quiz

QUALITY OF LIFE SCALE (QOL)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please read each item and circle the number that best describes how satisfied you are at this time. Please answer each item even if you do not currently participate in an activity or have a relationship. You can be satisfied or dissatisfied with not doing the activity or having the relationship. The scale surveys three areas of life: (1) Relationships and Material Well-Being, (2) Health and Functioning, and (3) Personal, Social and Community Commitment.

Please rate each answer on a scale from 1 to 7 as follows:

7 = Delighted; 6= Pleased; 5= Mostly Satisified; 4=Mixed

3= Mostly Dissatisfied; 2= Unhappy; 1= Terrible

 

QUESTIONNAIRE:

  1. Material comforts home, food, conveniences, financial security.
  2. Health – being physically fit and vigorous.
  3. Relationships with parents, siblings & other relatives- communicating, visiting, helping.
  4. Having and rearing children.
  5. Close relationships with spouse or significant other.
  6. Close friends.
  7. Helping and encouraging others, volunteering, giving advice.
  8. Participating in organizations and public affairs.
  9. Learning- attending school, improving understanding, getting additional knowledge.
  10. Understanding yourself – knowing your assets and limitations – knowing what life is about.
  11. Work – job or in home.
  12. Expressing yourself creatively.
  13. Socializing – meeting other people, doing things, parties, etc.
  14. Reading, listening to music, or observing entertainment.
  15. Participating in active recreation.
  16. Independence, doing for yourself.

SCORING:

The instrument is scored by summing the items to make a total score. A high total score indicates that you feel overall satisfied with your life and the way things are and thus have a higher quality of life.

If you have a low overall score or scored low in a particular area, take it as an opportunity to improve and make positive changes in your life. Sometimes, we feel dissatisfied with our life but cannot say why, so identifying the particular area that is lacking will help you improve your overall life satisfaction

 

Here are a few scores  for comparison sake:

 

  • Average total score for healthy populations is about 90.
  •  For rheumatic disease groups, the average score ranges are 83 for rheumatoid arthritis, 84 for systemic lupus erythematosus, 87 for osteoarthritis, and 92 for young adults with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Average total scores for other conditions range from 61 for Israeli patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, to 70 for fibromyalgia, to 82 for psoriasis, urinary incontinence and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 

All of those means come from descriptive studies or experimental pretest data. And like many QOL instruments, the means tend to be quite negatively skewed with most patients reporting some degree of satisfaction with most domains of their lives (Burckhardt CS & Anderson KL, 2003).

REFERENCES:

Burckhardt CS, Woods SL, Schultz AA, Ziebarth DM (1989). Quality of life of adults with chronic illness: A psychometric study. Research in Nursina and Health, 12, 347-354

Burckhardt, CS, Clark SR, Bennett RM (1993). Fibromyalgia and quality of life: A comparative analysis. Journal of Rheumatology, 20, 475-479.

Burckhardt CS, Anderson KL. The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS): reliability, validity, and utilization. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2003 Oct 23;1:60. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-1-60. PMID: 14613562; PMCID: PMC269997.

Flanagan JC (1978). A research approach to improving our quality of life. American Psychologist, 33, 138-147.

Flanagan JC (1982). Measurement of quality of life: Current state of the art. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 63, 56-59.

ADDICTED TO CHAOS QUIZ

Chaos is a state of utter confusion or disorder. Living in such a state implies lacking organization and order for and with oneself. Although we naturally stay away from chaos, some of us appear to thrive on it and unconsciously search for it; they are “addicted” to chaos.

For each question answer YES if the statement applies to you, or NO if it does not apply to you.

1 Do you usually yell and scream to make your point?

2 Do you ramp things up to win every argument?

3 Would you be embarrassed to have your boss ride in your car today?

4 Do you tend to underestimate how long things take – by half or more?

5 Do you frequently pay late fees on credit cards, mortgage payments, or library books?

6 Do you break up or threaten a break up with a mate often?

7 Are you usually the one who starts fights?

8 Have you had more than one “accident” in the last 30 days, like spilling red wine, shrinking a dry-clean only cashmere sweater or a just a little fender bender?

9 Are you struggling with your sleep or weight?

10 Do you have trouble finding things like your car keys, your glasses, or your children?

11 When you argue, do you ever break things or knock them over?

12 Do you ruminate about your financial situation?

13 Do you find yourself saying?, “When things slow down, I’m going to…exercise, get more sleep, take better care of myself…”

14 Do you make time for self-care?

15 Do you spend time out in nature?

16 Are you able to relax when you’re at home?

 

SELF-SCORING

If you answered YES to 8 or more of these questions, you are experiencing a high level of chaos in your life and might even be addicted to.

Learn how to slow down and find ways to cultivate calm and tranquility

 

 

Credits:

www.drphil.com

www.speakingofwomenshealth.com

www.boschintegrativewellness.com

 

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST

TEST YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, aka EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT (EQ) BASED ON 5 EMOTIONAL COMPETENCIES: SELF-AWARENESS, MANAGING EMOTIONS, MOTIVATING ONESELF, EMPATHY AND SOCIAL SKILLS.
THIS IS ONE OF MANY EQ SCALES AVAILABLE FOR SELF-TESTING, SO PLEASE VIEW THE RESULTS AS BEING MERELY INFORMATIVE RATHER THAN REVEALING A DIAGNOSIS.

 

I-  FIVE AREAS OF EMOTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

▪ SELF-AWARENESS (SA)

The ability to recognize what you are feeling, to understand your habitual emotional responses to events, and to recognize how your emotions affect your behavior and performance. When you are self-aware, you see yourself as others see you, and have a good sense of your own abilities and current limitations.

▪ MANAGING EMOTIONS (ME)

The ability to stay focused and think clearly even when experiencing powerful emotions. Being able to manage your own emotional state is essential for taking responsibility for your actions, and can save you from hasty decisions that you later regret.

▪ MOTIVATING ONESELF (MO)

The ability to use your deepest emotions to move and guide you towards your goals. This ability enables you to take the initiative and to persevere in the face of obstacles and setbacks.

▪ EMPATHY (E)

The ability to sense, understand and respond to what other people are feeling. Self-awareness is essential to having empathy with others. If you are not aware of your own emotions, you will not be able to read the emotions of others.

▪ SOCIAL SKILLS (SS)

The ability to manage, influence and inspire emotions in others. Being able to handle emotions in relationships and being able to influence and inspire others are essential foundation skills for successful teamwork and leadership

II – SCORING

Read each statement and decide how strongly the statement applies to YOU.  Score yourself based on the following scaling:

1 2 3 4 5

You need to pick a precise number, knowing that:

1 = Does not apply

~ 3 = Applies half the time

~ 5 = Always applies

 

SELF-AWARENESS (SA):

1 I realize immediately when I lose my temper                                                                                      

6 I know when I am happy                                                                                                                           

11 I usually recognize when I am stressed                                                                                                

16 When I am being ’emotional’ I am aware of this                                                                                  

21 When I feel anxious I usually can account for the reason(s)                                                             

26 I always know when I’m being unreasonable                                                                                        

31 Awareness of my own emotions is very important to me at all times                                             

36 I can tell if someone has upset or annoyed me                                                                                   

41 I can let anger ‘go’ quickly so that it no longer affects me                                                                 

46 I know what makes me happy                                                                                                                 

TOTAL SA:______________________

 

MANAGING EMOTIONS (ME):

2 I can ‘reframe’ bad situations quickly                                                                                                     

7 I do not wear my ‘heart on my sleeve’                                                                                                  

12 Others can rarely tell what kind of mood I am in                                                                                

17 I rarely ‘fly off the handle’ at other people                                                                                            

22 Difficult people do not annoy me                                                                                                           

27 I can consciously alter my frame of mind or mood                                                                              

32 I do not let stressful situations or people affect me once I have left work                                     

37 I rarely worry about work or life in general                                                                                           

42 I can suppress my emotions when I need to                                                                                        

47 Others often do not know how I am feeling about things                                                                 

TOTAL ME: _____________________

 

MOTIVATING ONESELF (MO):

3 I am able to always motive myself to do difficult tasks                                                                       

8 I am usually able to prioritize important activities at work and get on with them                        

13 I always meet deadlines                                                                                                                            

18 I never waste time                                                                                                                                      

23 I do not prevaricate                                                                                                                                   

28 I believe you should do the difficult things first                                                                                    

33 Delayed gratification is a virtue that I hold to                                                                                      

38 I believe in ‘Action this Day’                                                                                                                      

43 I can always motivate myself even when I feel low                                                                            

48 Motivations has been the key to my success                                                                                       

TOTAL MO:__________________________

 

EMPATHY (E):

4 I am always able to see things from the other person’s viewpoint                                                  

9 I am excellent at empathizing with someone else’s problem                                                            

14 I can tell if someone is not happy with me                                                                                            

19 I can tell if a team of people are not getting along with each other                                                

24 I can usually understand why people are being difficult towards me                                             

29 Other individuals are not ‘difficult’ just ‘different’                                                                              

34 I can understand if I am being unreasonable                                                                                       

39 I can understand why my actions sometimes offend others                                                            

44 I can sometimes see things from others’ point of view                                                                        

49 Reasons for disagreements are always clear to me                                                                            

TOTAL E: _____________________________

 

SOCIAL SKILLS (SS):

5 I am an excellent listener                                                                                                                          

10 I never interrupt other people’s conversations                                                                                   

15 I am good at adapting and mixing with a variety of people                                                                

20 People are the most interesting thing in life for me                                                                             

25 I love to meet new people and get to know what makes them ‘tick’                                               

30 I need a variety of work colleagues to make my job interesting                                                       

35 I like to ask questions to find out what it is important to people                                                      

40 I see working with difficult people as simply a challenge to win them over                                   

45 I am good at reconciling differences with other people                                                                     

 50 I generally build solid relationships with those I work with                                                               

III- INTERPRETING YOUR SCORE

In order to interpret your results, you need to look at the total score of each one of the five emotional competencies separately:

35-40: STRONG: this area is a strength for you

18-34: WEAK: Needs attention

10-17: LACKING. Prioritize the development of this area.

THE EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIVITY SCALE (EES)

People differ greatly in how openly they express their emotions. Some people are relatively stoic and impassive, rarely making their feelings obvious to those around them. Other people are more expressive, and provide many outward clues to how they are feeling. This 17-item measure of emotional expressivity assesses how emotionally expressive you are of emotions (pleasant, or unpleasant) – be it whether you express them via facial expressions, vocalizations, or gestures. Do you wear your heart on your sleeve or hide your feelings deep? Take the survey to find out!

For each item, please answer whether it is:

Never True = 1

Untrue = 2

Somewhat Untrue= 3

Somewhat True= 4

True = 5

Always true = 6

 

SURVEY:

 

1. I think of myself as emotionally expressive.

2. People think of me as an unemotional person.

3. I keep my feelings to myself.

4. I am often considered indifferent by others.

5. People can read my emotions.

6. I display my emotions to other people.

7. I don’t like to let other people see how I’m feeling.

8. I am able to cry in front of other people.

9. Even if I am feeling very emotional, I don’t let others see my feelings.

10. Other people aren’t easily able to observe what I’m feeling.

11. I am not very emotionally expressive.

12. Even when I’m experiencing strong feelings, I don’t express them outwardly.

13. I can’t hide the way I am feeling.

14. Other people believe me to be very emotional.

15. I don’t express my emotions to other people.

16. The way I feel is different from how others think I feel.

17. I hold my feelings in.

 

SCORING:

 

!! Reverse Scoring

Items 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 15, 16 and 17 are reverse-scored as follows:

Never True = 6

Untrue = 5

Somewhat Untrue= 4

Somewhat True= 3

True = 2

Always true = 1

Once you have your reversed score, sum up all 17 items and then divide the total by 17 to get an average score.

 

INTERPRETATION

 

The average score on this emotional expressivity scale is 64.67 from a sample of 373 undergraduate students. Women generally tend to score higher in terms of emotional expressivity than men.

 

Reference:

Kring, A. M., Smith, D. A., & Neale, J. M. (1994). Individual differences in dispositional expressiveness: development and validation of the Emotional Expressivity Scale. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66(5), 934-949.