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Victimhood Test

Modern life is full of uncertainties. Colleagues don’t always respond to your text messages, friends don’t always smile back at you, and strangers sometimes treat you impolitely. How do you respond to these situations?

Rahav Gabay and her colleagues at Tel Aviv University developed the Interpersonal Victimhood Scale as a way to measure who sees themselves as a victim, generalized across many kinds of relationships.

Where do you fall on the Interpersonal Victimhood Scale? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 20

I am preoccupied with unkind things that have been done to me, even days after the offense.



The IDRlabs Interpersonal Victimhood Test (IDR-IVT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-IVT is based on the work of Dr. Rahav Gabay, Psy.D. and her colleagues, who conducted the novel research, The Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood (TIV): The Personality Construct and its Consequences. The IDR-IVT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of personality psychology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs Interpersonal Victimhood Test was informed by the TVI’s criteria for interpersonal victimhood, as published in Gabay, Rahav & Hameiri, Boaz & Rubel Lifschitz, Tammy & Nadler, Arie. (2020). The Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood: The Personality Construct and its Consequences. Personality and Individual Differences. 165. 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110134. Vollhardt, J. (2020). The social psychology of collective victimhood. Oxford Scholarship Online.

The work of Dr. Gabay and her colleagues has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely acknowledged study, The Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood: The Personality Construct and its Consequences. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Interpersonal Victimhood Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The Interpersonal Victimhood Test is based on a famous and well-regarded paper on the tendency to perceive oneself as a victim. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential condition. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online interpersonal victimhood test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this propensity, 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 interpersonal victimhood 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 Interpersonal Victimhood test is made available for free and will allow you to obtain your scores related to moral elitism, lack of empathy, rumination, and a need for recognition.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Psy.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current tendencies indicating interpersonal victimhood as measured according to standardized items.

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.