Compassion, motivation and action scales (CMAS-self)

18 questions

Compassion for self, also known as self-compassion, refers to the ability to be kind, understanding, and caring towards oneself, especially during times of difficulty or suffering. It involves recognizing that one’s own suffering is a common human experience and treating oneself with the same kindness and understanding that one would extend to a friend. Self-compassion has been linked to a range of positive outcomes, including increased well-being, improved mental health, and increased resilience. It can be a helpful tool for coping with difficult emotions, situations, and experiences, and can help individuals to feel more supported and less alone. This test measures the intent to be compassionate towards oneself, the ability to tolerate distress oneself when experiencing suffering, and self-compassionate actions and behaviours.

What you get:
  • Self-compassion overall score
  • Self-compassion intention - measuring the intent to be compassionate towards oneself
  • Self-compassion distress tolerance - measuring the ability to tolerate distress by oneself when experiencing suffering
  • Self-compassionate action - measuring self-compassionate actions and behaviours.
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Steindl, S. R., Tellegen, C. L., Filus, A., Seppälä, E., Doty, J. R., & Kirby, J. N. (2021). The Compassion Motivation and Action Scales: a self-report measure of compassionate and self-compassionate behaviours. Australian Psychologist, 56(2), 93–110

Disclaimer: These online psychological tests are for your educational use only and do not replace in any way a formal psychiatric evaluation. Remember, for a diagnosis, you need to contact a licensed mental health professional.