Codependency is a behavioral condition that involves an excessive reliance on other people for emotional and psychological support, often to the point of neglecting one’s own needs and well-being. It often develops in response to growing up in dysfunctional families where there was addiction, neglect, or abuse. Codependent individuals may have a strong desire to control other people’s behavior, feel responsible for the feelings and actions of others, and struggle to set healthy boundaries in relationships.
Here is a sample codependency quiz that you can use to assess your level of codependency:
- Do you often feel guilty or anxious when you assert your own needs or boundaries?
- Do you feel responsible for other people’s emotions and well-being, even when it is not your responsibility?
- Do you find yourself feeling resentful or frustrated when others do not reciprocate your level of care or attention?
- Do you have difficulty expressing your own needs and opinions without fear of rejection or abandonment?
- Do you have a strong need to be in control of situations or other people’s behavior?
- Do you frequently attract and become involved in relationships with people who are emotionally unstable or needy?
- Do you have difficulty setting healthy boundaries in relationships, and often find yourself taking on other people’s problems or responsibilities?
- Do you have a history of substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, or eating disorders?
- Do you struggle with feelings of low self-worth or self-esteem?
To measure your results, assign one point for each “yes” answer. The higher the total score, the greater the likelihood that you are struggling with codependency.
It’s important to note that this quiz is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. If you’re concerned about your codependency, it’s best to consult with a therapist or mental health professional for guidance and support.
The standard that can be used to interpret the results of this quiz is as follows:
- 0-3 points: Low likelihood of codependency
- 4-6 points: Moderate likelihood of codependency
- 7-10 points: High likelihood of codependency
Again, it’s important to seek professional guidance if you are concerned about your level of codependency or how it is impacting your life and relationships.