The Mommy Issues Test analyzes 20 aspects of your attachment to your mother, revealing attachment problems. Has your mom affected your relationships with women?
Mommy Issues Test Explained
It’s a series of psychological questions evaluating you and your mom’s attachment style. The goal is to identify if she has caused any emotional damage by abandoning, manipulating, overprotecting, or spoiling you.
Sigmund Freud was the first psychoanalyst to point out the importance of parent-infant interactions. His theory led to the terms daddy issues and mommy issues, which refer to unhealthy father- or mother-child relationships that create anxious or avoidant attachment styles.
With the questionnaire on this page, you may evaluate your own childhood experiences to see if his theory applies to you.
Here’s how it works.
The test analyzes your attachment style.
Of significant importance is classifying your attachment type. So, the test prioritizes sorting you into one of the main categories: Secure, Anxious, or Avoidant.
Why? Because according to the attachment theory, children need at least one trustworthy caregiver to bond with securely. In the absence of such a connection, the child might develop trust issues and fail to build healthy relationships.
It identifies you and your mother’s relationship type.
Mother-child relationship can be toxic in different forms: Your mom might be your best friend, boss, rival, or even your unwanted child. She might hide away behind a busy schedule, abandon you for someone or something else, or neglect you when you need her most. Whatever it is, the Mommy Issues Test helps you identify it.
It reviews your love life.
Romance is the central struggle of most individuals who grow up with an absent mom. Commonly, they self-question things like, “Am I happy in my relationship?” or “Am I with the right person?”
To help with that, the test results come with expert relationship advice. But we need to know more about your love life to deliver accurate guides. (Though, you’ll not have to provide details about your personal life).
The Test Is Based on Jasmin Lee Cori’s Work
Jasmin is the author of The Emotionally Absent Mother, which discusses the causes, affects, and possible treatments of mommy issues. She’s referred to as one of the pioneers of psychoanalyzing mom-infant bond and specializes in working with adults who experienced childhood abuse and neglect. That’s why we employed her findings, analyses, and theories to create an accurate Mom Issues Test.
Crucial Questions That the Test Answers
Your biggest question might be “Do I have Mommy Issues?” which is answered on this page. But the quiz results have more to offer.
Here are three more questions that you get the answer to.
Is it your mom or your dad?
A common misconception is that boys have mommy issues and girls have daddy issues. But that’s false. Parent-child problems are gender-inclusive. So, you might be a woman unable to form long-term relationships because of your toxic relationship with your mom, or you could be an overly insecure man because of your unhealthy bond with your dad.
The good thing is that the Mommy Issue test can recognize both. So, by the end, you find out which of your parents has caused the most emotional damage.
How is it affecting your relationships?
Your mother is the first woman you trust. In the event of her betrayal, you are likely to lose faith in all women, which is why many heterosexual guys or homosexual girls with mommy issues fail in romance. They can’t trust their partner. And the test wants to know if that applies to you.
What other issues you might have?
You might develop mental health issues as a result of an unhealthy mom-child bond. (Stress, insecurity, low self-confidence, anger, self-hatred, and victim mentality come to mind).
As a perk of taking the Mommy Issues Test, you get checked for all that, and you’ll be notified if you have any.
5 Signs You DO Have Mommy Issues
You should not expect one to have any “symptoms” of mommy issues because it’s not a mental condition. However, some red flags or signs might indicate your relationship with your mother has been unhealthy.
#1. You are afraid of abandonment.
Feeling anxious about rejection or having a fear of abandonment are undeniable signs of possible toxic parent-infant interactions. If you can’t stop fearing loneliness or being left alone, review your bond with your mom. Have you constantly worried that she might forget you? Did she actually abandon you? If yes, you’re likely to have mommy issues.
#2. You cannot trust others.
Your struggles with believing in people or counting on them might be a side-effect of having untrustworthy parents, leading to mommy or daddy issues. Although you might learn to trust others by trial and error as an adult, it’s way more manageable when you learn it through trusting your parents as a child.
#3. You have anger issues.
It could be passive-aggressive approaches to expressing your emotions or multidimensional anger issues. Whatever the issue, lack of anger management signals an anxious or avoidant attachment style, which is a sign of mommy issues.
#4. You are emotionally unavailable.
You might wonder, “Why am I single?” or “Why I can’t hang onto a relationship?” Regardless, your inability to sustain a romantic relationship could indicate childhood trauma.
#5. You are disrespectful to women and manipulate them.
Although people with mommy issues often wonder, “Am I being manipulated?” they are likely to manipulate their partners. They devalue women and despise them because of their anger towards their mom.
Other subtle signs.
You may show none of the above signs but still, have mommy issues. Subtle red flags such as worshipping your mom, fearing, abusing, or abandoning her signify something wrong in your relationship with your caregiver. Therefore, it’s best to take the test rather than self-diagnosing it because you could neglect the details.
What if the Mommy Issues Test Result Was Positive?
Don’t panic; it’s not your fault that your caregivers failed to help you feel safe, appreciated, and loved. But don’t be negligent either. Since blaming your parents won’t fix your issues, it’s wiser to take another approach, a self-care-oriented one.
Kati Morton, a licensed therapist, suggests therapy for everyone feeling unattached to their parents. While it may not help you heal your relationship with them, it would certainly help you process and recover from your emotional wounds.
She also offers two of Jasmin Lee Cori’s techniques to cope with your mommy issues.
· Child voice technique.
You have to let the hurt kid within you speak up. The child voice technique requires you to word neglected emotions, embracing the infant that your mom abandoned.
· Good mother message technique.
Another way to heal from childhood abandonment is by replacing your mom’s voice in your head with positive and affirmative messages. While it’s easier said than done, it can drastically change your views on yourself and help you form healthier relationships with others.
The Problem with Daddy & Mommy Issues: The Stigma, Shame, and Blame
Unfortunately, the stigma around parent-child issues worsens some people’s problems. Mommy issues are often used as a derogatory term to emasculate men, whereas daddy issues are used to slut shame women.
Please, note that that’s not the intention of the Mommy Issue Test. QuizExpo does not discriminate against anyone, and the results are bias-free and respectful.
QuizExpo is not associated with any of the names mentioned on the test.
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- 1Many parents claim to be best friends with their children. Was it the same for you and your mom?
My mom is friendly. But she's never stopped being my mom.
Sometimes, I feel like she wants to be my friend rather than my mom.
Yes, my mom insists that she's my best friend.
Not my mom, but my dad insists he's my best friend.
- 2Would you say your mom gave you enough space to explore life and try new experiences as a child?
Yes, she encouraged me to explore
Not really; she's always been too cautious and protective.
She never cared about me. (Or she was absent).
My mom gave me that, but my dad has been overprotective.
- 3Have you ever felt like your mom doesn't want to share you with anyone else?
No, she has never owned me.
Kind of. She tries to regulate who I hang out with.
She has never loved me and doesn't care who I'm with.
Not my mom, but my dad has been that way.
- 4Has she ever been jealous of your romantic partners?
No, she is not jealous at all.
Yes, she's often mean to my partners.
No, she doesn't care what I do with my life.
Not my mom, but my dad is super-jealous.
- 5Did you trust your mom as a kid?
Yes, I still trust her to this day.
Kind of. She used to lie a lot.
No, she was never there for me.
I trusted my mom, but I couldn't trust my dad.
- 6How would your mother react if you cried for childish reasons?
She would calm me down
She would give me whatever I want
She'd neglect or humiliate me
She'd ask my dad to take care of me
- 7How easy is it for you to ask for your mom's help?
It's easy. She's pretty helpful.
My mom is always trying to help me even when I don't want her to.
It's impossible. She doesn't care.
I can count on my mom, but my dad is never helpful.
- 8Did you have a busy mom who's often absent?
No, she was there for me.
Kind of. She was a working mom.
Yes. She was never there for me.
Not my mom, but my dad was always absent.
- 9Does your mom believe that you have to take care of her because she gave birth to you?
No, she's an independent woman.
I think so. She implies that but never asks for it.
Yes, she demands me to take care of her.
Not my mom, but my father thinks that way.
- 10How does she react when you express your emotions and discuss your concerns?
She jokes around
She dismisses my problems or humiliates me.
She asks me to discuss the issue with my dad.
- 11Do you find it harder to trust women compared to trusting men?
No, trust is not a gender-exclusive matter
I can't trust women at all.
I can't trust men at all.
- 12Do you think that most women are mischievous and you have to be careful around them?
No, that sounds offensive
I think a considerable number of them are
Yes, you should never trust a woman
No, but I think most men are mischievous.
- 13How easy is it for you to trust your romantic partner?
It depends. But it's often easy.
It's pretty challenging for me to trust them.
It's nearly impossible.
I've never been in a relationship. So, IDK,
- 14How do you express your emotions?
I talk about them
I often hide them
I just let them out no matter what
I'm a bit aggressive and can't handle emotions
- 15What do you do when you're mad at your partner?
I talk about my emotion.
I pretend nothing has happened.
I abandon or ignore them for a while
I might yell at them or do unpredictable things
- 16How often do you feel like your mom is the greatest woman on earth?
It's not that often. (Rarely).
All the time.
I'm not sure.
- 17Do you feel like your relationships are on and off, and you can't sustain them?
No, my relationships are pretty reliable
Yes, most of them are, and I don't know why
My relationships only last a few days
I've never been in a relationship.
- 18Do you believe that you don't deserve love, or you'll never find true love?
No, everyone deserves love
Yes, I feel that way
I don't believe in love
I think no one deserves my love
- 19Has your mother ever threatened to hurt you or herself to get you to do what she wants?
No, she's never threatened me
Yes, she threatened to hurt herself
Yes, she threatened to hurt me
No, but my dad has done that
- 20Final question; has your mom ever tried to prove to "own" you or show you who the boss is?
No, she hasn’t done that
I’m not sure. Maybe.
Yes, she has done that.
Not my mom, but my dad does that.