Inspired by the Multidimensional Entitlement Scale, developed by W. Keith Campbell and colleagues, this Entitlement Test evaluates personal convictions associated with entitlement across six different domains while assessing response authenticity to deliver a personal result reflecting entitled beliefs and overall scores.
Are you curious about your own sense of entitlement? For each of the following questions, indicate how well it describes you below.
Question 1 of 30
I get distressed by situations where I receive more than I give.
The Entitlement Test is inspired by the Multidimensional Entitlement Scale (MES) by Campbell et al. of the University of Georgia. IDRlabs is not affiliated with either author or the University of Georgia or any other institution.
The test provides feedback such as the following:
Deservingness: Refers to an individual's belief that they are entitled to special treatment or privileges based on their inherent qualities or achievements. The deservingness domain includes items that assess the individual's perception of their superiority and entitlement to preferential treatment. Individuals who score high on this subscale often believe that they deserve better treatment than others and that they are entitled to preferential treatment based on their accomplishments. High scores on this subscale are associated with a sense of entitlement and a belief that one is better than others.
Exploitativeness: Denotes the degree to which individuals believe they are entitled to exploit others for their own benefit. The exploitativeness domain assesses the individual's willingness to take advantage of others to achieve their goals. Items in this subscale focus on a person's manipulative behavior, selfishness, and disregard for the needs of others. High scores on this subscale are associated with a lack of empathy and a willingness to exploit others for one's own benefit.
Self-centeredness: Refers to an individual's belief that they should be the center of attention and that others should prioritize their needs. The self-centeredness domain assesses the individual's self-absorption and their belief that others exist to meet their needs. Items on this subscale focus on a person's narcissistic tendencies and their belief that they are more important than others. High scores on this subscale are associated with a lack of concern for others and a preoccupation with oneself.
Impression Management: This domain measures the extent to which individuals are motivated to create a good impression and avoid negative judgments from others. It refers to the tendency to present oneself in a favorable light to others. People who score high on this scale are likely to engage in behaviors that create a positive impression, even if it means sacrificing their own needs or values. They may avoid confrontation, flatter others, or hide their true thoughts and feelings.
Self-deceptive Enhancement: This domain measures the extent to which individuals are motivated to maintain a positive self-image, even if it means distorting reality or ignoring negative feedback. It covers the tendency to hold an unrealistically positive view of oneself. Individuals high on this scale tend to believe they possess positive attributes and are less likely to acknowledge negative aspects of their personality or behavior. They may also overestimate their abilities and achievements, and interpret ambiguous information in a way that supports their positive self-image.
Demandingness: Describes a strong need to control and influence others, often in connection to the prospect of having one’s way. Individuals with high levels of demandingness tend to be assertive, persistent, and focused on achieving their goals. They often have a strong sense of self-worth and believe that they deserve special treatment or privileges that others do not.
The Entitlement Test is inspired by the Multidimensional Entitlement Scale (MES) by Campbell et al., which was developed by W. Keith Campbell and colleagues. While the Entitlement Test is based on the MES test, it cannot be used to provide clinical assessments or accurate evaluation of your personality. Clinical assessments should always be done in cooperation with a mental health professional. For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.