Everyone avoids things now and then. We try to suppress our unpleasant thoughts and feelings by putting them out of our minds or distracting ourselves. Or, we stay away from uncomfortable situations or activities. Avoidance sometimes works in the short term but can cause serious problems in the long run. Take this quiz to find out if avoidance is a problem for you. Two types of avoidance are tested separately.
For each statement below, select the answer that best fits you.