3 Minute Dependent Personality Disorder Test
Based on the work of Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD). Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.
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Question 1 of 10
I downplay my competencies and abilities as a way to entice others to take care of me.
The IDRlabs 3 Minute DPD Test (IDR-3MDPDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MDPDT is based on the work of Dr. Jonathan Shedler and Dr. Drew Westen, who created the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP-200). The IDR-3MDPDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.
The IDRlabs 3 Minute DPD Test was informed by the SWAP-200’s criteria for DPD, as published in Shedler, J. & Westen, D., (2007). The Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP): Making personality diagnosis clinically meaningful. Journal of Personality Assessment, 89, 41-55. Westen, D., Waller, N., Shedler, J., Blagov, P., Bradley, R. (2012). Dimensions of personality and personality pathology: Factor structure of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure-II (SWAP-II). Journal of Personality Disorders. Lingiardi V, Shedler J, Gazzillo F. (2006). Assessing personality change in psychotherapy with the SWAP-200: a case study. J Pers Assess. 86(1):23-32. Smith, S.W., Hilsenroth, M.J., & Bornstein, RF. Convergent validity of the SWAP-200 dependency scales. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Aug;197(8):613-8. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181b08d89.
The work of Dr. Shedler and Dr. Westen has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the SWAP-200, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute DPD Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.
The 3 Minute DPD Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Dependent Personality Disorder, which is an anxious personality disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorders. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.
As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute DPD test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this personality disorder, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute DPD Quiz do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about the any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.