Personality Quiz

Are You a Selfish Partner?

Let’s face it, we’re all a little selfish when it comes to our partners. But did you know that the way selfishness plays into your relationship can tell you a lot about yourself and the future of your relationship? So... Are You a Martyr, Giver, Taker, or Controller?

Take Dr. Greer’s Quiz to Find Out!

The following 11 questions address the two primary areas of selfishness—sexual and emotional. In just a few minutes, you can determine where on the continuum you fall. Whether married, in a relationship, or single, take this quiz to see what kind of partner you really are!

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1. After a long, lazy lovemaking session, you’ve just had a glorious orgasm. Unfortunately he’s had a few glasses of wine and still hasn’t climaxed. You’re tired and sore, and Ryan Gosling is on Letterman, and you want to watch. You:

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2. The words that come to mind when you think about sex with your partner are:

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3. Despite repeated appeals, your husband continues to fall asleep promptly at ten o’clock each night and wakes up at six, eager to make love. Alas, you’re not a morning person. In order to maintain your sex life, you:


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4. When it comes to planning your annual vacation with your partner, you:


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5. Your partner is a little bit of a clean freak and told you that he can’t stand when you leave dirty dishes in the sink. You:


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6. Your husband was late getting home from a weeklong business trip, and now the steak is cold and the wine is warm. You two had agreed to have a romantic dinner and discuss some important issues in your relationship, but when he walks through the door, he’s horny and not in the mood to talk about anything. You:


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7. You’re waiting for an important call from your boss about a big deal at work. Your husband has planned a romantic dinner and asks you to leave your phone at home so you can concentrate on each other without any distractions. You:


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8. Your husband buys you a new perfume that you don’t especially like. You:


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9. You like to sleep with the fan on, but your husband gets cold easily and hates the noise that it makes. You:


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10. What a shock! Your couch-potato spouse just bought himself a new suit, shaved his beard, and signed both of you up at a health club. What does it all mean?


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It’s Sunday night and you’re psyched for Mad Men, but there’s a show about shark attacks on the Discovery Channel that your husband has been dying to see. You haven’t seen your husband much this week and were really looking forward to snuggling with him and Don Draper on the couch. You:


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