Welcome to the Self-Compassion Test!

Please read each statement carefully before answering. To the left of each item, indicate how often you behave in the stated manner, using the following scale:

Almost Never Occasionally About Half Of The Time Fairly Often Almost Always
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Average overall self-compassion scores tend to be around 3.0 on the 1-5 scale, so you can interpret your overall score accordingly.
As a rough guide:1-2.5 for your overall self-compassion score indicates you are low in self-compassion.
2.5-3.5 indicates you are moderate.
3.5-5.0 means you are high.

Remember that higher scores for the Self-Judgment, Isolation, and Over-Identification subscales indicate less self-compassion, while lower scores on these dimensions are indicative of more self-compassion (these subscales are automatically reverse-coded when your overall self-compassion score is calculated.)

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Neff, K. D. (2003). Development and validation of a scale to measure self-compassion. Self and Identity, 2, 223-250.

Your Personal Self-Compassion Scores

As taken on

July 24, 2024 5:18 am

Overall Score:

Average overall self-compassion scores tend to be around 3.0 on this 1-5 scale, so you can interpret your overall score accordingly. As a rough guide:

1 – 2.5 for your overall self-compassion score indicates you are relatively low in self-compassion.

2.5 – 3.5 indicates you are moderate.

3.5 – 5 means you are relatively high.

Subscale Scores

Remember that higher scores for the Self-Judgment, Isolation, and Over-Identification subscales indicate less self-compassion, while lower scores on these dimensions are indicative of more self-compassion (these subscales are automatically reverse-coded when your overall self-compassion score is calculated).

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