Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Quiz

Do you suffer from a sluggish cognitive tempo? This quiz takes less than a minute to complete and you’ll be provided with an instant score.

Instructions: Please answer the questions below, rating yourself on each of the criteria shown using the scale below each question. As you answer each question, choose the answer that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past 6 months.


I am a year old / /

1. How often do you feel easily bored?

2. How often do you feel more tired than others or lethargic throughout the day?

3. How often do you feel like you don’t process things as quickly or as accurately as others?

4. How often do you feel easily confused?

5. How often do you find yourself daydreaming instead of focusing on what you should be doing?

6. How often do feel like you’re moving in slow motion, or slow moving?

7. How often do you feel “spaced out” or in a sort of brain fog?

8. How often do you have trouble staying awake or alert in situations that are boring?

9. How often do you feel like you have less energy than others, or aren’t doing as much as others?




For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Based upon the proposed research criteria for “sluggish cognitive tempo” (SCT). SCT is not a diagnosis or generally recognized clinical concern. No advertiser or sponsor had any influence on the questions, algorithm or diagnostic outcome of the quiz.



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). Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 1, 2020, from


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