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Simpsons Psychiatry Test

Using the methodology of Professors Dr. Sarah E. Shea (M.D.), Dr. Kevin Gordon (M.D.), and associates, the characters from The Simpsons can each be linked to a definite psychiatric diagnosis.

Which Simpsons character do you resemble? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it applies to you below.

Question 1 of 35

My mood shifts between unnaturally elevated highs and irritable or dejected lows.



The IDRlabs Simpsons Psychiatry Test (IDR-SPT©) is the property of IDRlabs International. The IDR-SPT utilizes seven characters from the popular Fox Broadcasting Company television series, The Simpsons, but is not associated in any way with The Simpsons or its production companies, 20th Century Fox Television and Gracie Films. This test is neither endorsed by nor affiliated in any way with the creators, producers, or broadcasters of The Simpsons. No infringement on any of the above companies or related individuals is intended by the present test.

This Simpsons Psychiatry Test has been created by professionals experienced in pathological psychology and the diagnostic criteria for psychological diagnoses. While the characters examined within this test are fictional, authentic psychometric items are used to determine each user’s matching character profile. The methodology of the Simpsons Pathology Test was inspired by the original research conducted by Shea, Gordon, Hawkins, Kawchuk, & Smith, as published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The seven Simpsons characters examined by the present test are Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Moe Szyslak, Mr. Burns, Krusty the Clown, and Nelson Muntz. Each character’s distinct pathological features and accompanying personality profiles were compiled by expert raters with comprehensive understanding of psychological and personality assessments.

The present test was developed by professionals certified in the provision and interpretation of numerous psychological measures, who have worked in fields of psychology including social psychology and personality testing. Free online tests such as the IDR-SPT are intended solely as educational and entertaining first looks at the construct being measured, and should therefore not be thought to provide a definitive answer regarding aspects of one’s personality, character, or psychological state. Though created and statistically validated by professionals, free online tests such as this do not provide professional assessments, test scores, or recommendations of any kind; the results and associated personality snapshots of our free online Simpsons test are provided “as-is.” For more on our Simpsons Pathology Test or our other online psychological tests, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This free online Simpsons Psychiatry Test is delivered to you at no cost and will allow you to examine facets of your own personality, as well as match you with one of seven characters from the longest-running primetime scripted series, The Simpsons.

2. Unique. While there are other tests and quizzes available online, this test utilizes a unique methodology by using the research of psychologists and M.D.s to analyze the characters you know from the town of Springfield.

3. Based on actual psychometric items. This test was developed using real psychometric items, as evidenced by peer-reviewed research and scientific publications.

4. Statistical controls. User results for the present Simpsons Psychiatry Test are entered into an anonymized database, and statistical analyses are conducted to ensure results are as valid and reliable as possible.

5. Made by professionals. The creators of this test are certified in the use of various psychological instruments, and have worked professionally with psychopathology and personality typology.