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Partners of Internet Addicts Test

How do you know if your partner may be addicted to the Internet? Impairment to real life relationships appears to be the number one problem caused by Internet Addiction. Internet Addicts gradually spend less time with real people in their lives in exchange for solitary time in front of a computer.

The following Internet Addiction test will help you determine if you may be dealing with Internet Addiction in your home.

(*Internet addiction is not a psychiatric disorder as defined by the DSM IV.)

Instructions: This 20-item questionnaire measures mild, moderate, and severe levels of Internet Addiction. To assess your level of addiction to the Internet, answer the following questions. Remember, when answering, only consider time your partner uses the Internet for non-academic or non-job related tasks.


1 ) How often does your partner desire or demand his or her privacy when on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

2 ) How often does your partner neglect household chores to spend more time on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

3 ) How often does your partner prefer to spend time on-line rather than with the rest of your family?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

4 ) How often does your partner form new relationships with fellow on-line users?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

5 ) How often do you complain about the amount of time your partner spends on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

6 ) How often does your partner's work or employment suffer because of the amount of time he or she spends on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

7 ) How often does your partner check his or her e-mail before doing something else?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

8 ) How often does your partner seem withdrawn from others since being on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

9 ) How often does your partner become defensive or secretive when asked what he or she does on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

10 ) How often does your partner try to sneak on-line against your wishes?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

11 ) How often does your partner ignore spending romantic evenings with you since discovering the on-line world?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

12 ) How often does your partner receive strange phone calls from new "on-line" friends?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

13 ) How often does your partner snap, yell, or act annoyed if bothered while on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

14 ) How often does your partner come to bed late because he or she stays up late on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

15 ) How often does your partner seem preoccupied with being back on-line when off-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

16 ) How often does your partner lie or try to hide how long he or she spends on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

17 ) How often does your partner choose to spend time on-line than doing once enjoyed hobbies and/or outside interests?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

18 ) How often does your partner prefer to spend time on-line rather than making-love?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

19 ) How often does your partner choose to spend more time on-line than going out with friends?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always

20 ) How often does your partner feel depressed, moody, or nervous when off-line which seems to goes away once back on-line?
  N/A or Rarely
Occasionally
Frequently
Often
Always