Relationship Trust Quiz

Is your relationship defined by honesty and dependability—or suspicion and betrayal?

Relationship Trust Quiz Research suggests that trust is an essential ingredient to a healthy relationship, but we all know how hard it can be to sustain.

The quiz below measures how trusting you are. It is based on a "trust scale" developed by psychologists at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Think of someone with whom you have a close relationship, then answer as honestly as possible about how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.

When you’re done, you'll learn how trusting you are and find resources for fostering more trust in your relationship.

1. My partner has proven to be trustworthy and I am willing to let him/her engage in activities which other partners find too threatening.

My partner has proven to be trustworthy and I am willing to let him/her engage in activities which other partners find too threatening.

2. Even when I don’t know how my partner will react, I feel comfortable telling him/her anything about myself, even those things of which I am ashamed.

Even when I don’t know how my partner will react, I feel comfortable telling him/her anything about myself, even those things of which I am ashamed.

3. Though times may change and the future is uncertain, I know my partner will always be ready and willing to offer me strength and support.

Though times may change and the future is uncertain, I know my partner will always be ready and willing to offer me strength and support.

4. I have found that my partner is unusually dependable, especially when it comes to things which are important to me.

I have found that my partner is unusually dependable, especially when it comes to things which are important to me.

5. Whenever we have to make an important decision in a situation we have never encountered before, I know my partner will be concerned about my welfare.

Whenever we have to make an important decision in a situation we have never encountered before, I know my partner will be concerned about my welfare.

6. Even if I have no reason to expect my partner to share things with me, I still feel certain that he/she will.

Even if I have no reason to expect my partner to share things with me, I still feel certain that he/she will.

7. I can rely on my partner to react in a positive way when I expose my weaknesses to him/her.

I can rely on my partner to react in a positive way when I expose my weaknesses to him/her.

8. When I share my problems with my partner, I know he/she will respond in a loving way even before I say anything.

When I share my problems with my partner, I know he/she will respond in a loving way even before I say anything.

9. I am certain that my partner would not cheat on me, even if the opportunity arose and there was no chance that he/she would get caught.

I am certain that my partner would not cheat on me, even if the opportunity arose and there was no chance that he/she would get caught.

10. I can rely on my partner to keep the promises he/she makes to me.

I can rely on my partner to keep the promises he/she makes to me.

11. When I am with my partner, I feel secure in facing unknown new situations.

When I am with my partner, I feel secure in facing unknown new situations.

12. Even when my partner makes excuses which sound rather unlikely, I am confident that he/she is telling the truth.

Even when my partner makes excuses which sound rather unlikely, I am confident that he/she is telling the truth.

13. What is your gender?

What is your gender?

14. What is your age?

What is your age?

15. What is your marital status?

What is your marital status?

16. How long have you been in your current relationship?

How long have you been in your current relationship?

17. Which best describes your parents' relationship with one another?

What is the marital status of your parents?

Source: Rempel, J.K., Holmes, J.G. & Zanna, M.P. (1985). “Trust in Close Relationships.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49 (1), 95-112.

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