Stress Test

Here you will find the best online stress test. Frankly, I think it should be THE online test.

The "Test Your Stress In 8 Second " that you see blinking everywhere on the web just doesn't work - and you can't play an online stress relief game and rely on your "best score" as you stress level.

One test, however, come close to some form of universal usability. The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale that you can find below.

I say "come close to", because no stress test can measure your stress very accurately. Your stress is yours, and your stressors (the things that give you stress) may well be very different from others'.

With that said, let's get to it.

Teens Look Here!

Important: If you are a teenager or you are trying this test with a child, go here for the teens test. The general stressors changes through our lives, and most importantly the stress factor changes a lot!

The teen stress test is also a good place to start if you have a teenager or child that you think may suffer from stress.

You don't have to do the test, but if you are a parent - look through the list of stressors, it may give you an idea about "what is going on" inside a teenager or child.

And as always, remember that tests and charts can never paint the whole picture.

Stress Test

The test below is also known as the annual stress scale. The point is, that you think about the past year (exactly one year back from today) and you tick the "Yes" at every event that you have experienced during that period.

Please do not obsess over the result - the test is meant as a help and guide. If you want to know more about the causes of stress look here.

You can multiply the factor if an event has happened to you several times and you want to be thorough.

The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale Test For Adults

Expiriences in the past one year?




Death of a spouse 100
Divorce 73
Marital separation 65
Imprisonment 63
Death of a close family member 63
Personal injury or illness 53
Marriage 50
Dismissal from work 47
Marital reconciliation 45
Retirement 45
Change in health of family member 44
Pregnancy 40
Sexual difficulties 39
Gain a new family member 39
Business readjustment 39
Change in financial state 38
Death of a close friend 37
Change to different line of work 36
Change in frequency of arguments 35
Major mortgage 32
Foreclosure of mortgage or loan 30
Change in responsibilities at work 29
Child leaving home 29
Trouble with in-laws 29
Outstanding personal achievement 28
Spouse starts or stops work 26
Begin or end school 26
Change in living conditions 25
Revision of personal habits 24
Trouble with boss 23
Change in working hours or conditions 20
Change in residence 20
Change in schools 20
Change in recreation 19
Change in church activities 19
Change in social activities 18
Minor mortgage or loan 17
Change in sleeping habits 16
Change in number of family reunions 15
Change in eating habits 15
Vacation 13
Christmas 12
Minor violation of law 11