Want to know what your jealousy score is? The Multidimensional Jealousy Scale exposes your protectiveness and envy with a genuine test.
What Is a Jealousy Score?
A jealousy score is a number between 0 to 42 that explains how insecure or protective you are in a relationship, with higher scores demonstrating the intensity of emotions.
The outcome is calculated by the frequency, degree, and type of your reactions to triggers.
How to Interpret the Results?
Unlike a standard jealousy quiz with a yes-or-no result, the current test evaluates your jealousy in numbers.
Basically, the higher the score is, the more jealous you are. But here’s a detailed guide to interpreting the results.
Scoring 15 or below on the test means you’re not a jealous person and do not overreact.
If your score is between 16 to 24, you are an anxious jealous, a person who overreacts to the thought of betrayal even in the absence of any trigger.
If your score is 25 to 32, you’re on the retroactive jealousy spectrum. You’re obsessed with your partner’s love life and past relationships.
A score of 33 or above on the test is a sign of delusional jealousy, the most destructive type of jealousy, which is considered psychotic.
Can You Measure One’s Jealousy?
The Multidimensional Jealousy Scale (MJS) is one of the scientific ways to measure one’s feelings of envy.
Studies like “Measuring Romantic Jealousy” by Elphinstone et al. have proved that you can score envy based on 17 items.
But there is a consensus that romantic jealousy involves a complex mix of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. So, no model could measure it perfectly.
Our test evaluates three aspects of your reactions to increase the accuracy of the results: frequency, intensity, and type.
How often you worry about a romantic rival or betrayal affects your score.
Jealous people struggle with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive thoughts more often than average people.
The degree of upset you experience when triggered is another factor. The more manageable your emotions are, the less likely you are to be overprotective.
People express their emotions uniquely. Your preference, though, affects the results directly. Aggressive reactions like shouting at your partner increase your score, while constructive ones like discussing your feelings decrease it.
Is It Bad to Score High in the Jealousy Test?
Kati Morton, a licensed therapist, says, “It’s obvious to think that jealousy is bad because some people lash out as a result of it. But if we don’t react out of jealousy and recognize what it is, we can actually use it as a tool or energy for good.”
When controlled, jealousy could be beneficial—both to you and your relationship.
Psychological benefits of disciplined jealousy:
· Jealousy could motivate you.
The desire to own what others do inspires you to work harder. In a mild dose, envy could be the fuel to achieve your goals.
· It could reveal more about your personality.
Digging deeper into your emotions to understand jealousy could expose unknown aspects of you. It could unearth your attachment style or reveal your self-esteem triggers.
Disclaimer: Read Before Participation
A jealousy score is not a replacement for a clinical diagnosis. Please, consider consulting a psychiatrist or a certified therapist to get one.
QuizExpo is not associated with any of the names/organizations mentioned in the test.
Questions of the quiz
- Question 1
Have you ever suspected that your friends want to hit on your partner?
No, I trust my friends.
No, but I’ve felt like their ex is hitting on them.
Yes, I don’t trust my friends.
- Question 2
Have you ever created a fake social media account to spy on or test your partner’s loyalty?
No, that’s a weird thing to do.
I have, but it was for a very short period.
Yes, but I used it to snoop on my partner’s ex.
Yes, I still do that.
- Question 3
How often do you check up on your partner?
Once or twice per day.
It depends on my mood.
Three to four times per day.
More than five times per day.
- Question 4
How would you react if your partner left you on read?
I’d wait for them to respond.
I’d call their friends and family right away.
I’d stop texting them and get on with my day.
I’d keep messaging until they couldn’t ignore me anymore.
- Question 5
What would you do if your significant other went on a solo trip?
I’d spend some quality time alone as well.
I’d constantly check up on them.
I’d ignore them and prepare myself for a breakup.
I’d never let my partner go on a solo trip.
- Question 6
How do you feel when your partner spends time with others while you’re not with them?
I feel fine.
I feel anxious.
I feel disappointed.
I feel angry.
- Question 7
Do you question your partner’s friendships?
No, not at all.
I might comment on their new friendships.
I do question some of their previous friendships.
Yes, I believe partners have the right to do that.
- Question 8
How would you describe your relationship with your partner’s friends?
I’m friends with most of them.
I feel like they don’t like me.
I don’t like them.
I avoid them because they’re two-faced and toxic.
- Question 9
Do you think your partner compliments other people to make you jealous?
No, they don’t want to make me jealous.
No, but that makes me insecure anyway.
Yes, but only when they compliment their ex.
Yes, they definitely do it on purpose.
- Question 10
Do you jokingly suggest that your partner might cheat on you?
No, I don’t do that.
I might have done that.
I only joke about their exes.
Yes, I do joke about them cheating on me.
- Question 11
What would your partner do if someone flirted with them?
They wouldn’t flirt back.
They would most definitely flirt back.
They would probably hook up with that person.
They’d leave me for that person.
- Question 12
Should your partner explain all their plans and routines to you in detail?
No, that’s not necessary.
Yes, but only if they want to.
No, I’m more interested to know about their past.
Yes, they have to explain everything.
- Question 13
Do you often feel like you should compete with others to win your partner over?
No, it is not a competition.
Sometimes, I do feel like that.
I think I’m constantly competing with my partner’s exes.
Yes, it is a competition, and you must protect your love.
- Question 14
Do you think your partner’s style or behavior is suggestive?
No, that’s nonsense.
I’m not sure.
I hope not.
Yes, they dress and behave suggestively.
- Question 15
What might trigger your jealousy?
My partner showing affection for someone else.
Someone else showing affection for my partner.
My partner talking about their ex.
All of them.
- Question 16
What do you do when you’re jealous of your significant other?
I try to talk it out.
I ask them to leave me alone.
I hide my emotions and pretend I’m fine.
I ask them to prove they haven’t been cheating.
- Question 17
How would you feel if you found out that your partner had cheated on you?
I’d feel terrible, but I’d move on.
I’d feel disappointed but not surprised.
I’d feel broken, insecure, and inadequate.
I’d feel angry and vengeful.
- Question 18
On a scale of 0 to 5, how much do you trust your partner? (5 means you trust them with heart).
0 (I don’t trust them at all)
- Question 19
You caught your partner flirting with someone. What now?
I’d rather talk about it before making any decisions.
I’d break up and never trust anyone else ever again.
I’d stalk them for a while to ensure it won’t happen again.
I’d confront them and never let them do that again.
- Question 20
Final question: do you check your partner’s phone without their consent?
No, I don’t like that.
No, but I’d like to.
Yes, but I did it only once or twice.
Yes, I do that all the time.