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Incel Test

Incels, a portmanteau of the term involuntary celibates, operate in online communities where they discuss difficulties in attaining sexual relationships. Studies have identified various facets of incel culture, such as sexual frustration, blaming society for men’s grievances, and holding negative views of women. This test explores attitudes and beliefs consistent with inceldom.

Do you hold beliefs commonly associated with incels? To take the test, enter your input below.

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Women are pitied for the smallest grievances they come up with, while no one cares about men.

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The Incel Test was created on the basis of scientific, peer-reviewed studies, measuring attitudes consistent with inceldom. The test’s presentation does not imply endorsement of inceldom.

The Incel Test is based on scientific papers such as the following:

  • O’Malley, R. L., Holt, K., & Holt, T. J. (2022). An Exploration of the Involuntary Celibate (Incel) Subculture Online. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(7-8), NP4981-NP5008.
  • Ging, D. (2019). Alphas, Betas, and Incels: Theorizing the Masculinities of the Manosphere. Men and Masculinities, 22(4), 638-657.
  • Glick, Peter & Fiske, Susan. (1996). The Ambivalent Sexism Inventory: Differentiating Hostile and Benevolent Sexism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 70. 491-512. 10.1037/0022-3514.70.3.491.

While media coverage of inceldom is sometimes marked by sensationalism, research has found that the majority of incels do not support unlawful actions or practices (O’Malley et al., 2022) and that some media outlets are prone to misrepresenting or overstating such concerns (Bengtsson Meuller, E., 2024).

The test provides feedback such as the following:

Sexual Frustration: Distress and dissatisfaction arising from unmet desires for sexual or romantic interactions. This factor encompasses the emotional and psychological impact of not finding willing partners, facing rejections, and engaging in unsatisfying or failed relationships. It reflects the longing for meaningful connections and the negative feelings associated with their absence. This factor is crucial for understanding the emotional turmoil and discontent that stem from difficulties initiating or maintaining romantic or sexual relationships. It highlights the significance of sexual and romantic fulfillment in individuals' lives and the consequences of these needs being unaddressed.

External Grievances: The perception that societal norms, cultural expectations, and external conditions unjustly hinder one's ability to form romantic or sexual relationships. This factor captures a tendency to attribute dating difficulties to factors beyond personal control, such as societal standards, the influence of feminism, or the role of dating apps. It underscores the frustration with perceived barriers imposed by society and the belief that these external forces create an unfair dating landscape for men.

Aggressive Rhetoric: Endorsement of hostile, aggressive, or violent sentiments, particularly as a means of articulating frustration with the romantic landscape. This factor covers an inclination toward combative rhetoric as a form of expressing dissatisfaction with societal conditions related to dating and relationships. It highlights the potential for frustration to manifest in hostile attitudes and aggressive means of expressing discontent in response to personal or societal grievances.

Male-centric Perspectives: A focus on issues, challenges, and experiences predominantly from the viewpoint of men. It gauges the extent to which discussions and beliefs about dating, relationships, and celibacy are framed exclusively through male experiences, emphasizing the unique difficulties faced by men. It reflects the perception that men's struggles are unrecognized or unvalued in public discourse, often advocating for greater recognition and understanding of men's plight.

Misogynistic Beliefs: Negative evaluations of women, especially within the context of dating and relationships. Frustrations and disappointments in romance may lead to generalizations and negative stereotypes about women. Among incels, adverse views of women often stress what is perceived as unfair standards and women’s lack of empathy or understanding. Misogynistic beliefs may also manifest as a sense of entitlement over women's bodies and how they should live their lives.

Total Inceldom: Your overall degree of features compatible with inceldom. Higher scores indicate greater potential for inceldom.

The Incel Test is inspired by psychometric methodology and the cultural phenomenon of inceldom. While the Incel Test is inspired by psychometric methodology, it cannot be used to provide clinical assessments or an 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 Incel Test is provided to you free of charge and allows you to obtain your scores related to incel traits.

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