Should I Take An “Am I in the Closet Quiz or Test”?
Do you think you may be in the closet?
We DON’T recommend taking an “am I in the closet quiz or test” you find on the internet, as they often are NOT backed by facts, research, or give any genuine and clear indications which gender you truly are.
Instead of taking an “am I in the closet quiz or test”, we at ANZPath, highly recommend using Calmerry for professional gender therapy to get you more clarity.
A licensed therapist knows how to help you based on experience and education.
Start here and fill out the questionnaire at Calmerry to get matched with a therapist that suits you.
We also have a FAQ about being in the closet to keep you more informed as below.
FAQ About “Am I in the Closet Quiz or Test”
What does Being “In the Closet” Mean?
Being in the closet refers to someone who has to or wants to keep their sexual orientation or gender identity is hidden, for one reason or another.
How Does Someone Get Out of the Closet?
Getting out of the closet means you would need to come out about your gender/sexual orientation to someone.
Do I Have to Come Out?
It is your choice, just make sure you’re taking care of yourself mentally, as having to withhold information like that can take a toll on one’s mental health.
Why Would Someone Have to be in the Closet?
There are a lot of reasons. Sometimes it’s not safe for a person to come out, or they could simply not be emotionally/mentally ready to do so.
Is There Controversy on the Term?
Yes, many LGBT people believe that the community should not have to “come out” and that they can just be their sexuality/gender identity without explaining, just as straight/cisgender people do.
What are the Risks of Coming out of the Closet?
As some live in less progressive places where being LGBT+ is unacceptable, coming out can cause physical danger, mental turmoil, and discrimination due to outdated social stigma.
What are the Benefits of Coming out of the Closet?
You will be able to form closer relationships as you’ll be able to share who you really are. Additionally, the mental stress of having to hide yourself will lessen, which will help your overall mental health.
How Can I Support Someone Who’s in the Closet?
Support them by letting them know you’re there for them, and don’t break their trust. Additionally, don’t try to force them to come out.
Thoughts From People Who are Not in the Closet
Being in the closet can be stressful and scary. However, sometimes it’s the only option available. Be patient with yourself and others when experiencing this and try to remain positive.