The Loneliness Quiz

Based upon the UCLA Loneliness Scale

Instructions: For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people about 3 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.


I am a year old /

Approximately how many Facebook friends do you have?

1. How often do you feel unhappy doing so many things alone?

2. How often do you feel you have nobody to talk to?

3. How often do you feel you cannot tolerate being so alone?

4. How often do you feel as if nobody really understands you?

5. How often do you find yourself waiting for people to call or write?

6. How often do you feel completely alone?

7. How often do you feel you are unable to reach out and communicate with those around you?

8. How often do you feel starved for company?

9. How often do you feel it is difficult for you to make friends?

10. How often do you feel shut out and excluded by others?


Russell, D. (1996). The UCLA Loneliness Scale (Version 3): Reliability, validity, and factor structure. Journal of Personality Assessment, 66, 20-40.
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Aug 2013
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