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Abusive Partner Test

Data from peer-reviewed research suggests that as many as three out of four people will experience at least one instance of serious abuse from a partner at some time in their lives. Abusive relationships can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked or ignored. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological rather than overtly violent or physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship are often the first step in getting help.

For each of the following items, indicate how strongly it applies to you.

Question 1 of 32

My partner has ignored, attacked, or talked down to me when I was most vulnerable.



The IDR-APT© is not the equivalent of, or to be confused with, the Composite Abuse Scale (CAS).

The IDR-APT© is the property of IDR Labs International. The Composite Abuse Scale (CAS) is the property of its authors.

The IDR-APT/CAS is a widely used index and instrument for measuring the complex phenomenon of abusive relationships and intimate partner violence. Studies on the validity of its scales have determined that there is good empirical support for the divisions used by the instrument. Findings suggest that the IDR-APT/CAS is a valid instrument for assessing the respondent’s experience of abusive relationship dynamics and intimate partner violence. Factor analysis of the IDR-APT/CAS has shown that the test is accurate in testing for phenomena related to abusive partner dynamics and traits such as narcissism, psychopathy, power-dominance, jealousy-control, physical intimidation, and psychological coercion.

Although both are designed to measure abusive relationship dynamics, the IDR-APT© should not be confused with the CAS. However, both are professionally-designed personality tests (or inventories) meant for measuring propensities and states related to abusive relationship dynamics. The IDR-APT© is the property of IDR Labs International. The CAS is the property of its authors. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of multiple personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing. The results of our online Abusive Partner test are provided "as-is", and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online personality test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Abusive Partner Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores on six major scales relating to intimate partner abuse.

2. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

3. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of abusive dynamics in the respondent’s current relationship as measured according to standardized items.

4. Based on peer-reviewed research. The present test was prepared on the basis of peer-reviewed research, as published in notable scientific journals.

5. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online personality test are certified in the use of different personality tests and have worked professionally with personality typology and personality testing.