Online Alexithymia Questionnaire Test & PDF

The OAQ-G2, short for the Online Alexithymia Questionnaire – Second Generation, serves as a self-guided assessment designed to evaluate challenges in recognizing and articulating emotions, as well as differentiating these emotions from their physical sensations. In 2007, the original OAQ underwent a significant update, resulting in this more refined version, which stands distinct from other alexithymia scales.  It features a total of 37 items, each offering a five-point scale for responses, ranging from “Strongly Agree” to “Strongly Disagree.”

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Following is the Online Alexithymia Test

Online Alexithymia Questionnaire

1. 1. When asked which emotion I'm feeling, I frequently don't know the answer

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2. 2. I'm unsure of which words to use when describing my feelings.

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3. 3. I prefer to find out the emotional intricacies of my problems rather than just describe them in terms of practical facts.

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4. 4. When other people are hurt or upset, I have difficulty imagining what they are feeling.

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5. 5. People tell me to describe my feelings more, as if I haven't elaborated enough.

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6. 6. Sex as a recreational activity seems kinda pointless.

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7. 7. I can describe my emotions with ease.

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8. 8. You cannot functionally live your life without being aware of your deepest emotions.

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9. 9. People sometimes get upset with me, and I can't imagine why

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10. 10. People tell me I don't listen to their feelings properly, when in fact I'm doing my utmost to understand what they're saying!

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11. 11. When I am upset I find it difficult to identify the feelings causing it.

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12. 12. Describing the feelings I have about other people is often difficult.

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13. 13. I prefer doing physical activities with friends rather than discussing each others’ emotional experiences.

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14. 14. I am not much of a daydreamer

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15. 15. I don't like people's constant assumptions that I should understand or guess their needs... it's as if they want me to read their minds!

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16. 16. I sometimes experience confusing sensations in my body.

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17. 17. For me sex is more a functional activity than it is an emotional one

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18. 18. Some people have told me I am cold or unresponsive to their needs.

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19. 19. I don't dream frequently, and when I do the dreams usually seem rather boring.

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20. 20. Friends have indicated, in one way or another, that I'm more in my head than in my heart.

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21. 21. I can't identify feelings that I vaguely sense are going on inside of me.

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22. 22. I often ask other people what they would feel if in my personal situation (any situation), as this better helps me understand what to do.

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23. 23. I find it useful to ponder on my feelings as much as the practical issues when setting my priorities.

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24. 24. I use my imagination mainly for practical means, eg., like how to work out a problem or construct a useful idea or object.

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25. 25. I often feel incompetent, awkward, uncomfortable, or occasionally physically sick in sexual situations.

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26. 26. When involved in difficult or turbulent relationships, I sometimes develop confusing physical symptoms.

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27. 27. I tend to rely on other people for interpreting the emotional details of personal/social events.

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28. 28. I don’t like conversations in which more time is spent discussing emotional matters than daily activities because it detracts from my enjoyment.

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29. 29. I often get confused about what the other person wants from a sexual relationship.

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30. 30. People I've been in close relationships with have complained that I neglect them emotionally

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31. 31. I like it when someone describes the feelings they experience under circumstances similar to my own, because this helps me see what my own feelings might be.

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32. 32. My imagination is often spontaneous, unpredictable and involuntary.

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33. 33. When helping others I prefer to assist with physical tasks rather than offering counsel about their feelings.

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34. 34. I have puzzling physical sensations that even friends/aquaintances/others don't understand.

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35. 35. I get in a muddle when I try to describe how I feel about an important event.

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36. 36. My imagination is usually not spontaneous and surprising, but rather used/employed in a more controlled fashion.

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37. 37. I make decisions based on principles rather than gut feelings.

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