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Gullible Person Test

Are you gazing at the skies if others do? Do attractive offers that seem too good to be true sometimes override your critical reflection? The Gullible Person Test is based on research from Macquarie University and assesses your susceptibility to undue external influence or gullibility.

Are you someone who is easily fooled? For each of the following questions, indicate how well it describes you below.

Question 1 of 30

I am pretty poor at working out if someone is tricking me.



The IDRlabs Gullible Person Test is inspired by the Gullibility Scale developed by Alessandra Teunisse et al. at Macquarie University. IDRlabs is not affiliated with either author, Macquarie University, or any other institution.

The test provides feedback such as the following:

Persuadability: The susceptibility to being influenced or persuaded by others strongly influences gullibility. Those who are highly persuadable are more likely to accept information or claims without critically evaluating them, making them more vulnerable to manipulation and deception by individuals who exploit this tendency.

Uncriticality: The tendency to accept information without subjecting it to critical evaluation can strongly influence gullibility. When individuals lack the inclination or skills to question or analyze information, they are more likely to accept it at face value, regardless of its accuracy or validity. This opens the door for manipulation and deception that unscrupulous individuals can exploit.

Trait: Trust: The facet of agreeableness on the Big Five personality model that is often associated with gullibility is known as "Trust." The Trust facet refers to an individual's tendency to believe and have faith in others, assuming that people are generally well-intentioned and honest.

Naïveté: Naïve individuals often lack experience and knowledge in certain areas, making them more vulnerable to manipulation and deception. They may be more trusting and easily swayed by others' suggestions or persuasion tactics.

Unassertiveness: People who have difficulty asserting themselves or expressing their own needs and boundaries may be more likely to comply with others' requests or suggestions without critically evaluating them.

Emotional vulnerability: When individuals are experiencing heightened emotions or vulnerable states, such as during times of stress, sadness, or loneliness, they may be more susceptible to manipulation and may rely on others' guidance without questioning it thoroughly.

The IDRlabs Gullible Person Test is inspired by the Gullibility Scale authored by Alessandra Teunisse et al. at Macquarie University. The Gullibility Scale was developed as an instrument to help assess susceptibility towards outside influence and ‘deception blindness’. While the IDRlabs Gullible Person Test is based on the Gullibility Scale, 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.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. The Gullible Person Test is provided to you free of charge and allows you to obtain your scores related to autism in several different domains.

2. Scholarly oriented. Feedback derived from this test is based on the research of professionals into the field of gullibility with the intent of delivering a clear picture of the respondent’s characteristics, indicating the level of gullibility as measured according to standardized items in a self-report questionnaire format.

3. Acceptable validity and reliability. The Gullibility Scale is reliable and has demonstrated construct validity.

4. 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.

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