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Propensity Towards Infidelity Scale

Research suggests that certain personality types are more likely to cheat on their partner than others. This scale may help identify those people.

Mark Travers, Ph.D.

By Mark Travers, Ph.D. | August 24, 2023

Understanding the factors that lead to infidelity is an important topic in clinical and counseling psychology due to its impact on trust, relationship longevity, and individual well-being.

The "Propensity Towards Infidelity Scale," conceived by psychologists Carmen Lisman and Andrei Holman, serves as a pioneering instrument in this context, aiming to quantify an individual's likelihood of cheating on a romantic partner.

Drawing from a range of psychosocial variables, this scale sheds light on the motivations, susceptibilities, and inclinations that underlie a person's fidelity decisions.

As more therapists and researchers turn to this scale for insights, it not only offers a deeper understanding of the reasons behind infidelity but also provides valuable tools for relationship counseling and preventive interventions.

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 much you agree with them on a scale of strongly disagree to strongly agree.

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: Lișman, C. G., & Holman, A. C. (2021). Cheating under the circumstances in marital relationships: The development and examination of the propensity towards infidelity scale. Social Sciences, 10(10), 392.