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Toxic Positivity Test

Based on the work of Quintero and Long

Toxic Positivity is a novel concept in psychology. It is defined as the tendency to portray oneself as being happy no matter what. People who suffer from Toxic Positivity are switched off to anything that might be viewed as negative. By extension, people who suffer from Toxic Positivity are also inclined to encourage others to always see the bright side and not open up about sad or difficult issues.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who experience toxic positivity. Please read each question carefully, and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

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Question 1 of 10

I try to “just get on with it” by dismissing my negative emotions.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Toxic Positivity Test (IDR-3MTPT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-TPT is based on the work of Samara Quintero and Dr. Jamie Long, who identified and quantified signs of toxic positivity. The IDR-TPT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs Toxic Positivity Test was informed by the signs of toxic positivity as published in Quintero, S. & Long, J. (2019). The Psychology Group. Moreover, the pertinent concept of the danger of inhibiting emotions is published in Gross, J.J., & Levenson, R.W. (1997) Hiding feelings: The acute effects of inhibiting negative and positive emotion. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 107(1), 95-103.

The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Toxic Positivity Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions. The 3 Minute Toxic Personality Test is based on the work of mental health professionals. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your personality. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive personality trait or mental attitude assessment can be made only by a qualified professional.

As the publishers of this free online Toxic Positivity quiz, which allows you to explore whether you exhibit this specific mental attitude, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Toxic Positivity Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Toxic Positivity Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to excessive and ineffective optimism.

2. First of its kind. The present Toxic Positivity Test is the first test in the world created with the aim of measuring the novel psychological concept of Toxic Positivity.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

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