Take this online Alexithymia Self-Test to find out whether you have the specific character construct that could be associated with a broad spectrum of mental disorders.

ALEXITHYMIA TEST

Instructions:  Answer each item that you believe accurately describes your condition or indicates the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement.

1. I have mixed and contradictory feelings, which are difficult to distinguish from each other
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

2. I’m confused in identifying what my feelings are
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

3. I find it hard to associate my body sensations (like palpitations) with emotions I experience
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

4. I would be confused, if someone asked me to describe my feelings
  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Partly Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree

5. It’s challenging for me to sense what other people feel
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

6. Meals are more about food consumption than interpersonal interaction to me
  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Partly Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree

7. Sex is more a physiological necessity than an emotional experience to me
  • Strongly Agree
  • Disagree
  • Agree
  • Partly Agree
  • Strongly Disagree

8. If I have dreams in my sleep, my dreams are about daily life events
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

9. I wonder what the future holds for me
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

10. I have laid out concrete and certain plans about my future long in advance
  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Partly Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree

11. My actions are primarily based on rational reasoning
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

12. My emotions are an integral part of me working towards attaining my goals
  • Not at all
  • Just a little bit
  • To some extent
  • To great extent