Loneliness Test - UCLA Loneliness Scale


Loneliness is a common human experience and occurs when a person feels a disconnection from others and a lack of fulfilling social relationships.

It can be a temporary experience or can persist over time and have a negative impact on one's physical and mental well-being.

Here are some common signs that may indicate someone is feeling lonely:

  • Lack of social interaction: feeling isolated and disconnected from others is a common sign of loneliness
  • A feeling of emptiness: loneliness can be accompanied by a sense of emptiness or a lack of purpose
  • Difficulty sleeping: loneliness can impact sleep patterns and lead to insomnia or restless sleep
  • Depression or anxiety: loneliness is often associated with depression and anxiety
  • Physical health problems: chronic loneliness can have a negative impact on physical health, such as increased risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Avoiding social situations: feeling lonely may lead to avoiding social situations or withdrawing from others
  • Decreased motivation: feeling lonely can lead to a lack of motivation or interest in activities and hobbies
  • Increased feelings of stress and irritability: loneliness can increase feelings of stress and irritability

This loneliness test is designed to measure your subjective feelings of loneliness as well as feelings of social isolation.


This test consists of 20 statements. Rate each statement as to how often it applies to you.

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