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Are you commitment phobic?

Hindustan Times   June 18, 2012
First Published: 16:17 IST(18/6/2012) | Last Updated: 11:44 IST(19/6/2012)

Does the thought of remaining attached to one person, job or task make you feel uneasy? Take this quiz and find out if you are suffering from commitment  phobia.

For each item, choose one of the three options based on how you think, feel and behave across situations.

1 You enter a relationship with a bang but after two months, you:
A. Feel suffocated and badly want your independence 
B. Are desperate to tie a knot
C. Evaluate how you feel to plan future course of action

2 The top priority for you is:
A. Close relationships
B. Personal space
C. Both close relationships and personal space

3 The new project you were trying to shape up is turning out to be a flop:
A.You brainstorm and give a last try to save the sinking ship 
B.Plan to dump it, as your head is forever churning out new ideas
C.Will stay with it through thick and thin

4 For you, thoughts and feelings about people and places:
A.Run hot and cold
B.Are quite stable
C.Operate like clockwork

5 The person you are seeing wants to meet your family and your family is chilled out about such matters, you:
A.Organise a meeting
B.Race against time to make sure it happens as soon as  possible regardless of how everyone is placed
C. Feel like running away

6 Not needing anyone:
A.Is cool 
B.Is sick
C.Is fun for sometime but does not last

7 The person you are dating has planned your first trip together. It clashes with a plan your friends have come up with:
A.  You try to convince your friends that it is not possible to come along
B.  Tell a lie to your friends and sneak out
C.  Go with friends, it is more fun anyway

8 Your hobbies:
A. Are seasonal 
B. Turn into skills through practice and dedication
C. Have always suffered due to paucity of time

9 You are in a relationship and your partner is migrating to a different state for study or work. You:
A. Find the idea of a long distance relationship very romantic 
B. Think of reaping the most out of present while making  back-up plans
C. Think of ways in which you could keep the intimacy active

10 Open relationships:
A. Are super cool
B. Well, the fact of the matter is they never really remain open
C. Tend to be cruel 

Scoring:
1) A=1, B=3, C=2
2) A=3, B=1, C=2
3) A=2, B=1, C=3
4) A=1, B=2, C=3
5) A=2, B=3, C=1
6) A=1, B=3, C=2
7) A=2, B=3, C=1
8) A=1, B=2, C=3
9) A=3, B=1, C=2
10) A=1, B=2, C=3

By Pulkit Sharma, clinical psychologist. You can reach him at info@thepsychologistindia.com


 


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