Five Temperaments (Affection) Test

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Five Temperaments is a theory in psychology, which expands upon the Four Temperaments proposed in ancient medical theory. This is the only free test online which measures the area of need called Affection.

There are the three areas of interaction in the Five Temperaments, which behavior and personality are divided into: Inclusion (How much you generally include other people in your life and how much attention, contact, and recognition you want from others), Control (How much influence and responsibility you need, and how much you want others to lead and establish procedures and policies), and Affection; (How close and warm you are with others and to what extent you want others to show warmth and support to you). These three areas of need were taken from Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO) and used in the Arno Profile System (APS) to measure the temperaments. This test will measure your Affection score.

Created by: Ezekiel
  1. How emotionally close or far am I in relationships?
  2. I'm emotionally well-rounded, and I "roll with the punches".
  3. I tend to be an indifferent observer who uses dry humour to avoid becoming too involved, this is a defense mechanism to protect my low energy drive.
  4. I am openly emotional and very uninhibited when it comes to showing love and affection, I express and require a great deal of love and affection.
  5. I will compulsively do and say things to keep myself accepted by others, I also tell people what they want to hear rather than what I really think or feel in order to stay popular.
  6. I am a loyal friend who is very sensitive and able to empathize with the feelings of others, even though I rarely show or want physical expressions of love and affection.
  7. I'm pessimistic, have low self-esteem, and hold an extreme fear of rejection, so I wait for others to prove themselves trustworthy and I must feel “safe” prior to entering a deep relationship.
  8. If not appreciated for services to others, I feel used and become angry, but then I internalize this anger and mask it as "hurt feelings".
  9. Since I completely fail to communicate my desires for love, affection, and approval, I shyly wait for others to initiate it, but become very angry and have extreme loneliness and feelings of being unwanted if they do not give it.
  10. I have a tendency to develop deep relationships with people who are weak-willed and then resent their weakness, and I lack emotional development, having a hard time relating to the deep, tender feelings of others, since I view “hurt feelings” and tears as sentimental, entirely unnecessary, and useless trivia that are not called for.
  11. I use charm (behaving warmly and personably) to maintain control and power over deep, personal relationships, but I will harshly reject people and the love they show if they do not meet my terms or provide love according to my standards, and I compulsively place conditions on the love I give and receive.
  12. I...

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