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3 Minute Paranoid Disorder Test

Based on the work of Dr. David Rawlings, D.Phil.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD). Please read each question carefully, and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

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Question 1 of 10

I often feel suspicious of people, even after they’ve acted loyally toward me.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Paranoid Personality Disorder Test (IDR-3MPPDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MPPDT is based on the work of Dr. David Rawlings and Justin L. Freeman, who created the Paranoia/Suspiciousness Questionnaire (PSQ). The IDR-3MPPDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Paranoid Personality Disorder Test was informed by the PSQ’s criteria for Paranoid Personality Disorder as published in Rawlings, D. & Freeman, J. (2015). Measuring paranoia/suspiciousness. Schizotypy: Implications for Illness and Health, DOI: 10.1093/med:psych/9780198523536.001.0001; Rawlings, D. & Freeman, J. (1996). A questionnaire for the measurement of paranoia/suspiciousness. British Journal of Clinical Psychology; Tiegreen, J., & Combs, D. An examination of sub-clinical paranoia in a correlational setting. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 8 (3), pp. 320-331; Freeman, D., Bentall, R., & Garety, P. (2008). Persecutory delusions: The assessment of persecutory ideation. Oxford University Press.

The work of Dr. Rawlings and Freeman has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the PSQ, 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 Paranoid Personality Disorder Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Paranoid Personality Disorder Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Paranoid Personality Disorder, which is a cluster A personality disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely initial considerations and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorder. 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 Paranoid Personality Disorder Quiz, 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 Paranoid Personality Disorder 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 Paranoid Personality Disorder Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to suspiciousness, being doubtful of loyalty, and persistently bearing grudges.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of researchers and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating Paranoid Personality Disorder 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.