Do you Suffer from Scrupulosity?

Could you suffer from a common OCD symptom called scrupulosity? Scrupulosity is a common OCD symptom in which the individual is overly concerned with morality and religion.

SCORING GUIDE: Add up the responses to all the questions to earn a total score. The higher your total score, the more likely it is that you may be suffering from scrupulosity.

This quiz is not intended to be a diagnostic tool. If you suspect that you may have OCD, please seek an evaluation by a mental health professional trained in the diagnosis of treatment of OCD and related disorders.

Answer the following questions using the grading scale below

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  1. I often feel the need to confess minor mistakes to others.
  2. I worry that I am offending others.
  3. I have a strong sense of right and wrong.
  4. I frequently worry that God will punish me for things I am doing wrong
  5. I am afraid I am not acting one hundred percent in accordance with the law.
  6. I always want to do the right thing and I am extremely bothered when I think I have not.
  7. I am excessively concerned about saying my religious prayers “perfectly” and need to repeat them if I make a mistake.
  8. I frequently think about how to be a moral person.
  9. I am excessively concerned about telling the truth
  10. I am overly concerned about behaving ethically
  11. I will do everything in my power to do what I think is “just”, even if it is not in my best interest.
  12. I will go to every extent to return something that does not belong to me.
  13. If I am charged for an item for less than what it goes for, I will immediately tell the salesperson.
  14. I am shameful of having “immoral thoughts”.
  15. I have to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth in all circumstances, no white lies.
  16. If I inadvertently put wrong information on a form I will do everything in my power to correct it.
  17. Honesty is the most important virtue.
  18. If someone lies he/she will be punished in some way.
  19. People who are not completely honest will be punished in some way in this life or in the afterlife.
  20. I must always do the “right” thing.