Am I Manic? Quiz

Use this brief test to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of mania or bipolar disorder, or for tracking your mania on a regular basis.

Mania (or its lesser form, hypomania) is one component of bipolar disorder. A person in a manic episode will feel like they can do anything, feeling euphoric all the time, and full of constant energy.

Only a mental health professional or psychiatrist can diagnose mania in a person; this screening test is just meant to help you determine whether you might benefit from seeing such a professional for further help.


Instructions: You can use this quiz on a weekly basis to track your moods. It also might be used to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next. Changes of five or more points are significant. This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of mania or take the place of a professional diagnosis. If you suspect that you are manic, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.

The 18 items below refer to how you have felt and behaved DURING THE PAST WEEK. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.


I am a year old / /

1. My mind has never been sharper.

2. I need less sleep than usual.

3. I have so many plans and new ideas that it is hard for me to work.

4. I feel a pressure to talk and talk.

5. I have been particularly happy.

6. I have been more active than usual.

7. I talk so fast that people have a hard time keeping up with me.

8. I have more new ideas than I can handle.

9. I have been irritable.

10. It’s easy for me to think of jokes and funny stories.

11. I have been feeling like “the life of the party.”

12. I have been full of energy.

13. I have been thinking about sex.

14. I have been feeling particularly playful.

15. I have special plans for the world.

16. I have been spending too much money.

17. My attention keeps jumping from one idea to another.

18. I find it hard to slow down and stay in one place.



Copyright 1993 Ivan Goldberg. All rights reserved. Adopted from the printed edition of the Goldberg Mania Inventory for electronic distribution. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Used here with permission.


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.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 29 Jul 2020
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