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Cognitive Jealousy Scale

Are you often suspicious of your partner for no reason? Take this test to find out if you suffer from 'cognitive jealousy.'


Jourdan Travers, LCSW

By Jourdan Travers, LCSW | February 07, 2024

Cognitive jealousy involves constant thoughts and suspicions regarding potential threats to one's romantic relationship. Rooted in insecurities and past experiences, cognitive jealousy primarily manifests through mental processes, such as rumination and constant questioning of a partner's loyalty.

Identifying and measuring cognitive jealousy symptoms is crucial due to its significant impact on individual well-being and relationship dynamics. When unchecked, cognitive jealousy can lead to decreased trust, heightened conflict, and in extreme cases, relationship dissolution. Understanding the root of this jealousy enables tailored interventions to address underlying insecurities and relationship difficulties effectively.

The cognitive dimension of the Multidimensional Jealousy Scale is valuable in assessing and understanding jealous thoughts. Quantifying the severity and frequency of cognitive jealousy, this scale offers insights to researchers and clinicians, while also allowing individuals to understand the depths of their jealousy.

You can take this test here. Please follow all of the steps to receive your results.



Step 1: Consider how often you have the following thoughts about your romantic partner on a scale from “Never” to “All the time”:











Step 2: Enter your age, gender, region, and first name so we can provide you with a detailed report that compares your test scores to people similar to you.







Step 3: Check to make sure you've provided answers to all of the statements/questions above. Once you've done that, click the button below to send your responses to Awake Therapy's Clinical Director, Jourdan Travers, LCSW. She will provide you with an overview of how you scored relative to others (all answers are anonymized and confidential to protect users' privacy). She can also answer any follow-up questions you may have.





References: Pfeiffer, S. M. & Wong, P. T. P. (1989). Multidimensional jealousy. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 6(2). 181-196. doi:10.1177/026540758900600203

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