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3 Minute Self-Esteem Test

Based on the work of Dr. Morris Rosenberg, Ph.D.

This self-esteem test is the most widely used measure for research on self-esteem. The inventory has been used in more than one hundred research projects.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have high or low self-esteem. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

Your privacy is protected. All results are anonymous.

Question 1 of 10

I feel that I have a number of good qualities.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Self-Esteem Test (IDR-3MST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MST is based on the work of Dr. Morris Rosenberg, who created the Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES). The IDR-3MST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Self-Esteem Test was informed by the RSES’ criteria for self-esteem, as published in Rosenberg, M. (1965). Society and the adolescent self-image. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Gray-Little, B., Williams, V.S.L., & Hancock, T. D. (1997). An item response theory analysis of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23, 443-451. Shapurian, R., Hojat, M., & Nayerahmadi, H. (1987). Psychometric characteristics and dimensionality of a Persian version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 65, 27–34.

The work of Dr. Rosenberg has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the RSES, 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 Self-Esteem Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Self-Esteem Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of self-esteem. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality issues. 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 Self-Esteem test, which allows you to know more about how you evaluate your own worth, 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 Self-Esteem 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 Self-Esteem Test is the most widely used measure for research on self-esteem. It is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to the subjective evaluation of your own self-worth.

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 psychological construct regarding his/her self-esteem 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.