The following inventory will help you determine if this workbook is right for you. Answer all questions as quickly and as honestly as you can. Respond to the following statements utilizing the values outlined below.
1 = never
2 = rarely
3 = sometimes
4 = very often
5 = always
How often do you feel:
Lonely to the point of tears. ___
That you try hard to make new friends but it just doesn’t seem to work out. ___
That most people don’t seem to care much about you, no matter what you do. ___
Low or depressed without really knowing why. ___
Hopeless about the future. ___
Ashamed that you have few or no friends to do things with. ___
Uncomfortable in approaching or being with others, despite wanting badly to do so. ___
Unwilling to take chances entering into novel or unfamiliar social situations. ___
Too tired or stressed to take good care of yourself. ___
Resentful that the lives of other’s seem to flow so effortlessly. ___
Total score ___
10-22 You scored low in the loneliness scale. You only occasionally feel pangs of loneliness and it is not a defining characteristic in your life.
23-30 You scored in the mid range on the loneliness scale. Sometimes loneliness gets you down for brief intervals, affecting your happiness and relationships.
30-36 You scored high in loneliness on this survey. Loneliness is frequently a problem that impairs your joy of living. You would benefit from taking a closer look at this aspect of your life.
37-50 You scored very high in the loneliness survey. This situation is the cause of much unhappiness and impairs the quality of your life. You seriously need to take a closer look at this aspect of your life.