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3 Minute Greed Test

Based on the work of Dr. Marcel Zeelenberg, Ph.D.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to experiences common among people who are high in the dispositional greed personality trait. Are you a greedy person? To take the test, read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

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Question 1 of 10

My motto is “more is better.”


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Greed Test (IDR-3MGT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MGT is based on the work of Dr. Terri G. Seuntjens, Ph.D., Dr. Marcel Zeelenberg, Ph.D., Dr. Neils van de Ven, Ph.D., and Dr. Seger M. Breugelmans, Ph.D. who created the Dispositional Greed Scale. The IDR-3MGT is not associated with any specific researcher in specialized fields or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Greed Test was informed by the Dispositional Greed Scale’s (DGS) criteria for a certain motive that is related to (but different from) self-interest, envy, materialism, and maximization as published in Seuntjens, T. (2015). Dispositional greed. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 6, 917-933. Crusius, J. (2020). Dispositional greed predicts benign and malicious envy. University of Cologne. Krekels, Goedele & Pandelaere, Mario. (2014). Dispositional greed. Personality and Individual Differences.

The work of Dr. Seuntjens, Dr. Zeelenberg, Dr. van de Ven, and Dr. Breugelmans has also informed some of the criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the DGS for clinical use, especially by qualified professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute Greed Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Greed Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of dispositional greed. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your intense selfish desire. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive assessment can be made only by a qualified professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Greed test, which allows you to screen yourself for your uncontrolled longing for material gain or social value, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Greed Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Greed Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores associated with this motivating personality trait, which is related to (but different from) self-interest, envy, materialism, and maximization.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current characteristics indicating greed as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.