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          How Jealous Are You?

          February 01, 2011

          Could jealousy be interfering in your relationship? Do you constantly check up on your mate? Do you look through your significant other’s phone to see whom he or she has been speaking with? Take this quiz to see if your jealousy is in check, or if it’s likely to cause problems in your relationship. 

          1. I call my significant other unexpectedly just to see if he or she is there.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never
             
          2. I say something nasty about another person if my significant other shows an interest in that person.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never

          3. I question my significant other about his or her whereabouts.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never 

          4. I pay my significant other a surprise visit just to see whom he or she is with.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never

          5. I question my significant other about his or her telephone calls.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never 

          6. I suspect that my significant other may be physically intimate with another person behind my back.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never 

          7. I think that my significant other is secretly developing an intimate relationship with someone else.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never 

          8. I look through my significant other's drawers, handbag, or pockets.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never

          9. Sometimes, I allow jealousy to become significant in my relationships.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never 

          10. I get very angry when someone flirts with my girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse.
            (a) All the time
            (b) Occasionally
            (c) Never

          Scoring: Count all your A answers as 2 and B answers as 1. Add all the items for a total score in a range from 0 to 20, and compare it to the following interpretation:

          12 - 20: Likely your jealousy is interfering with your quality of life.
          8 - 11: Your jealousy has a significant force in your life that you need to learn to manage.
          4 - 7: Your jealousy is likely well managed, and you can thrive in your quality of life.
          0 - 3: You have little jealously that would cause problems in relationships.


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