Dependent Personality Spectrum Test: DPD Disorder

dependent personality disorder test
dependent personality disorder test
This Dependent Personality Disorder Test can help determine whether you might have the symptoms of Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD). Use the test’s results to decide if you need to see a doctor or other mental health professional to further discuss diagnosis and treatment of Dependent Personality Disorder.
Instructions: Please, read the statements listed below. Answer to each item that you believe accurately describes your condition
It’s difficult for me to make everyday decisions without advice and reassurance from others

I rely on my close ones for the responsibility of important things of my life

If I don’t agree with others I find it difficult to express my disagreement openly, because I fear that I would lose their support on important issues

I feel comfortable taking the initiative

I try to avoid doing something on my own without support from others

Even if it’s unpleasant, I do what my close ones want me to do because I need to keep important bonds in my life

I’m not able to care for myself

I can’t stand being along

If my close relationship ends, I would be desperate to replace it, because it’s essential to me to have a source of care and support

I’m preoccupied with fears of being left to take care of myself

The main signs of dependent personality disorder  include:
difficulties in making everyday decisions without a great deal of advice and reassurance from others;
dependence on others to take responsibility for the most important issues in their lives;
problems in taking initiative and  doing things on their own because of a lack of self-confidence;
need to obtain nurturance and support from others;
feeling uncomfortable or helpless when alone because of exaggerated fears of being unable to care for themselves; and other symptoms.


This test covers all the symptoms of Dependent Personality Disorder. However, as any other self-reported test, it does not replace proper professional assessment. If your score indicates that, you have a probability of having a dependent personality disorder, but proper mental health assessment does not find any, it means that the test is mistaken in your case and provided a false-positive result.


Many individuals who have dependent personality disorder may also suffer from an additional mental disorder, most commonly Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, and Depression