This is an interactive version of the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale.

Introduction: The Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale was first developed in 1953 to identify individuals who would be good subjects for studies of stress and other related psychological phenomenon. Since then it has been used as a measure of anxiety as general personality trait. Anxiety is a complex psychological construct that includes a multiple of different facets related to extensive worrying that may impair normal functioning. The test has been widely studied and used in research however there are some concerns that it does not measure a single trait but instead measures a basket of loosely related ones and so the score is not that meaningful.

Procedure: The test consists of fifty statements about you. You must rate each one as true or false. It should take most people four to ten minutes to complete.

  • Taylor, J. (1953). "A personality scale of manifest anxiety". The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 48(2), 285-290.