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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