Reassurance seeking

Reassurance seeking

  • Do you find yourself often asking the people you feel close to how they truly feel about you
  • Do you frequently seek reassurance from the people you feel close to as to whether they really care about you
  • Do the people you feel close to sometimes become irritated with you for seeking reassurance from them about whether they really care about you?
  • Do the people you feel close to sometimes get “fed up” with you for seeking reassurance from them about whether they really care about you?

Source: Joiner, T. E., & Metalsky, G. I. (2001). Excessive reassurance seeking: Delineating a risk factor involved in the development of depressive symptoms. Psychological Science, 12(5), 371-378.