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Codependency Characteristics Checklist

Check the following that apply to you:

I often feel isolated and afraid of people, especially authority figures.

I have observed myself to be an approval-seeker. I lose my own identity in the process.

I feel overly frightened of angry people and of personal criticism.

I often feel I'm a victim in personal and career relationships.

At times, I feel I have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility, making it easier to be more concerned with others than with myself.

It is hard for me to look at my own faults and my own responsibility to myself.

I feel guilty when I stand up for myself instead of giving in to others.

I feel addicted to excitement.

I confuse love with pity and I tend to love people I can pity and rescue.

It is difficult for me to feel or to express feelings, including feelings such as joy or happiness.

I judge myself harshly.

I have a low sense of self-esteem.

I often feel abandoned in the course of my relationships.

I tend to be a reactor instead of an actor.

     

Based on the checklist in Conquering Codependency


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