Stress comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, differs for each of us, we all respond to stress in diverse ways, acute and chronic stress have different effects, and the separation between them is often blurred. These and demographic influences make it difficult for scientists to agree on a definition of stress, much less measure it. There are hundreds of stress questionnaires, ranging from the Social Readjustment Rating Scale for periodic major life change events published by Holmes and Rahe over 40 years ago (with numerous revisions since then), to the Daily Hassles Scale that lists minor annoyances like fights with customers and family or being stuck in traffic that can occur several times a day. Others, like the Perceived Stress Scale and Profile of Mood States, assess the effects of stress or are designed specifically for job stress, women, children, teenagers, the elderly, Type A behavior, depression, anger, anxiety etc. Many researchers and others have constructed stress quizzes, some of which are self-serving and very few if any have been validated, so their value is questionable.

These assessments are a public service brought to you by The American Institute of Stress. 

Stress 360

In this assessment, we will look at elements of your lifestyle, occupation, attitude, and diet to determine the overall stress LOAD. Your results will provide tips and resources based on your score.

Stress Sensitivity Scale

Try out our beta format for free.
Results are currently being analyzed for clinical validation, and may change as more assessments are completed.

Workplace Stress Survey

The AIS Workplace Stress Survey was developed in 1998 to serve as a simple screening measure to determine the need for further investigation with more comprehensive assessments.

Wechsler IQ Test

For more than 50 years, the Wechsler IQ test has been administered to find the intellect of adults and children alike. This intelligence test is one of the most widely used in the evaluation of both children and adults.

Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory

AIS Fellow Dr. Richard Rahe has granted us permission to post his Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory.

IQ Test Prep

This site is designed to help people learn more about human intelligence. IQ tests are one of the most common tools used by researchers to try to understand and measure human intelligence.  Take free IQ tests and get instant results.

Stress and Well Being Survey

This scientifically developed assessment tool by HeartMath Institute guides you, whenever you need it, in determining the state of your heart, mind and emotions at home and work and in your relationships and finances. It measures your stress-management, adaptability, resilience and emotional vitality levels, then analyzes this data in relation to your 5 Aspects of Well-Being. Finally, the survey will suggest practical and easy steps for achieving your Zone of Performance.


We all live in a stressful society where much of our “angst” causes us to lose control, develop an “anger in” and become victims of a “hurry sickness”. To protect ourselves from illness and to lead to a happier and more productive life, we must know about our stress, our levels of it and what to do about it. Stresscom couldn’t be easier. You will be asked to evaluate a series of 60 statements regarding your stress level.  After evaluating all the statements, you will get instant results in the form of a bar chart, letting you know where -you stand in your pursuit of a peaceful life without stress.