Do You Have An Addictive Personality Type?

10 Questions
Do You Have An Addictive Personality Type?

An addictive personality can be described as certain behavioural traits that can make a person predisposed to developing addictions. Do you feel as if you fall into the "addictive personality" category? Do you fear that you'll be addicted to something serious like drugs because you have a tendancy to get addicted to many things? Take this quiz to find out and save yourself!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Have you ever experimented with any drugs?
    • A. 

      Yes, tried them all.

    • B. 

      Tried a couple, but mostly just smoking pot and mushrooms and things like that.

    • C. 

      No, never tried any.

  • 2. 
    If you have experimented with drugs, to what extent?
    • A. 

      I have smoked marijuana a few times, mostly in social settings and never often enough to worry.

    • B. 

      I have liked all the drugs I've tried, and used most or all of them excessively since trying them. I need them to function it seems..

    • C. 

      I haven't ever tried any drugs.

  • 3. 
    Do you have a parent or other close family member who has either a history of drug or alcohol abuse?
    • A. 

      No, I have no history of substance abuse in my family as far back as I can tell.

    • B. 

      Neither of my parents are, but I have another close family member who is an addict.

    • C. 

      Yes, one or both of my parents is an alcoholic or drug addict.

  • 4. 
    When you do something for the first time, and discover that you really like it, what feelings do you experience afterward?
    • A. 

      Excitement; I can't wait to do it again. As soon as it's over, I want to repeat it or have more and it won't be long before I seek it out again.

    • B. 

      Satisfaction; I savor and enjoy it completely and feel a sense of completion and it then leaves my mind for a period of time.

    • C. 

      Reflection; I realize my enjoyment for a moment, but get distracted by something else and forget about it until something reminds me of it, and I think back on it fondly.

  • 5. 
    Everyone has little comforts and indulgences that get them through the day, the year, and life. Yours tend to be what?
    • A. 

      Anything that produces instant gratification. Food, drugs, sex, those sorts of pleasurable experiences.

    • B. 

      Things to center my free time around. A sport, hobby or perhaps my career.

    • C. 

      Little things that are easily integrated into my daily lifestyle. Starbucks, avoiding traffic and playing my music really loud.

  • 6. 
    How creative and artistic are you?
    • A. 

      No, I have little interest in things like art and don't enjoy creating artistic things. I don't like to read poetry.

    • B. 

      I guess I am somewhat creative. I usually have good ideas, but they are not necessarily original. More practical than artistic.

    • C. 

      Most people that know me would say I'm very creative. I write, play music, paint or something else artistic.

  • 7. 
    Have you ever felt that you were abusing something or someone because you had become addicted, and if so did you try to control the addiction or abstain as a result?
    • A. 

  • 8. 
    How many sexual partners do you think you've had in the last month?
    • A. 

      Oh, anywhere between 10-15 different people, maybe more. I know the names of over half of them, and had to pay less than half!

    • B. 

      If I'm in a relationship, they are the only one I have been with in the last month. If I'm single, I have probably had 0 sexual partners in the last month.

    • C. 

      3, maybe 4. A one-night stand or two, and someone I have seen before.

  • 9. 
    You agreed to do something for someone a week ago. You really don't want to follow through with it, because you want to indulge in something fun instead. You know the person can find someone else to do it, and will be fine if you don't come through. If you pass up this opportunity to do something fun, you will miss out on it until next time. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Fuck it. If it's not a big deal, why should I miss out on my favorite thing? They will get over it, I probably won't even bother calling to cancel on them.

    • B. 

      On the fence. Don't want to do the one, wouldn't mind doing the other. I probably call to ask them if they can try and find someone else so I can go.

    • C. 

      Follow through with my obligation, I gave my word. I can always do whatever I wanted to do some other time, it's not the end of the world.

  • 10. 
    Have you ever been depressed?
    • A. 

      A few times throughout my life, but I've snapped out of it pretty well after a minute.

    • B. 

      Uh, I've never been much else. Clinically and otherwise. I make anti-depressants sad. Very doom and gloom attitude.

    • C. 

      Only in response to negative events, and never long enough to cause alarm.