The Relationship Questionnaire (RQ)
Bartholomew and Horowitz (1991)
 
These questions are similar to the previous ones, but they have been changed in various ways. A fourth relationship style has been added and the other three descriptions are now worded differently and are presented in a new order. Following are four general relationship styles that people often report. Place a checkmark next to the letter corresponding to the style that best describes you or is closest to the way you are.
 

____ A. It is easy for me to become emotionally close to others. I am comfortable depending on them and having them depend on me. I donít worry about being alone or having others not accept me.

____ B. I am uncomfortable getting close to others. I want emotionally close relationships, but I find it difficult to trust others completely, or to depend on them. I worry that I will be hurt if I allow myself to become too close to others.

____ C. I want to be completely emotionally intimate with others, but I often find that others are reluctant to get as close as I would like. I am uncomfortable being without close relationships, but I sometimes worry that others donít value me as much as I value them.

____ D. I am comfortable without close emotional relationships. It is very important to me to feel independent and self-sufficient, and I prefer not to depend on others or have others depend on me.

 
Now please rate each of the relationship styles above to indicate how well or poorly each description corresponds to your general relationship style.

Style A
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2
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5
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7
Disagree
Strongly
          
          
Neutral/
Mixed
          
          
Agree
Strongly
Style B
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2
3
4
5
6
7
Disagree
Strongly
          
          
Neutral/
Mixed
          
          
Agree
Strongly
Style C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Disagree
Strongly
          
          
Neutral/
Mixed
          
          
Agree
Strongly
Style D
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Disagree
Strongly
          
          
Neutral/
Mixed
          
          
Agree
Strongly