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Ego Dissolution Scale

Wondering if you've experienced an ego death? Take this test to find out.

Mark Travers, Ph.D.

By Mark Travers, Ph.D. | April 12, 2024

Ego dissolution refers to a transformative experience where the boundaries of individual selfhood become blurred or dissolved, leading to a profound sense of interconnectedness with the surrounding world or universe. It involves a temporary loss of the usual sense of identity, often accompanied by feelings of unity and self-transcendence.

Many individuals who undergo profound spiritual or psychedelic experiences may struggle to articulate or understand them. The ego dissolution scale is a valuable tool for self-reflection and empowers individuals to explore the depth and significance of their subjective ego death encounters. It can also serve as a starting point for further exploration and personal development.

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

Step 1: Rate the following statements based on how often they occur in your daily life on a scale of “never” to “always”.

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 Lead Psychologist, Mark Travers, Ph.D. He will provide you with an overview of how you scored relative to others (all answers are anonymized and confidential to protect users' privacy). He can also answer any follow-up questions you may have.

References: Sleight, F. G., Lynn, S. J., Mattson, R. E., McDonald, C. W. (2023). A novel ego dissolution scale: A construct validation study. Consciousness and Cognition, 109, 103474. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2023.103474

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