FOMO Quiz (Fear of Missing Out)

Instructions: This quiz is designed to help give you some idea about whether you may have a problem with the fear of missing out (FOMO). For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people about a minute to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.


I am a year old / /

1. I sometimes wonder if I’m spending too much time keeping up with what is going on.

2. When I go on vacation or take a trip, I like to keep tabs on what my friends are doing back home.

3. I fear that my friends have more rewarding experiences in their lives than me.

4. When I miss out on a planned get-together, it bothers me.

5. I fear others are having more rewarding experiences than me.

6. It bothers me when I miss an opportunity to meet up with friends.

7. I get worried when I find out that my friends are having fun without me.

8. I get anxious or nervous when I don’t know what my friends are up to.

9. It’s important that I understand my friends’ “in jokes.”

10. When I’m having a good time it’s important for me to share the details online (such as updating my status on Facebook or posting a photo on Instagram).



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Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). FOMO Quiz (Fear of Missing Out). Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2020, from


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Last updated: 17 Jan 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Jan 2020
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