Obsessive Relational Intrusion (ORI) -Short Form

Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
1. LEAVING UNWANTED GIFTS (e.g.‚ flowers‚ stuffedanimals‚ photographs‚ jewelry‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
2. LEAVING UNWANTED MESSAGES OF AFFECTION(e.g.‚ romantically-oriented notes‚ cards‚ letters‚ voice-mail‚e-mail‚ messages with friends‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
3. MAKING EXAGGERATED EXPRESSIONS OFAFFECTION (e.g.‚ saying “I love you” after limitedinteraction‚ doing large and unsolicited favors for you)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
4. FOLLOWING YOU AROUND (e.g.‚ following you to orfrom‚ school‚ home‚ gym‚ daily activities‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
5. WATCHING YOU (e.g.‚ driving by home or work‚watching you from a distance‚ gazing at you in publicplaces‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
6. INTRUDING UNINVITED INTO YOURINTERACTIONS (e.g.‚ “hovers” around yourconversations‚ offers unsolicited advice‚ initiatesconversations when you are clearly busy‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
7. INVADING YOUR PERSONAL SPACE (e.g.‚ gettingtoo close to you in conversation‚ touching you‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
8. INVOLVING YOU IN ACTIVITIES IN UNWANTEDWAYS (e.g.‚ enrolling you in programs‚ putting you onmailing lists‚ using your name as a reference‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
9. INVADING YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY (e.g.‚handling your possessions‚ breaking and entering into yourhome‚ showing up at your door or car‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
10. INTRUDING UPON YOUR FRIENDS‚ FAMILY ORCOWORKERS (e.g.‚ trying to befriend your friends‚family or coworkers; seeking to be invited to social events‚seeking employment at your work‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
11. MONITORING YOU AND/OR YOUR BEHAVIOR(e.g.‚ calling at all hours to check on your whereabouts‚checking up on you through mutual friends‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
12. APPROACHING OR SURPRISING YOU IN PUBLICPLACES (e.g.‚ showing up at places such as stores‚ work‚gym; lying in wait around corners‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
13. COVERTLY OBTAINING PRIVATE INFORMATION(e.g.‚ listen to your message machine‚ taking photos of youwithout your knowledge‚ stealing your mail or e-mail‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
14. INVADING YOUR PROPERTY (e.g.‚ breaking andentering your home‚ car‚ desk‚ backpack or briefcase‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
15. LEAVING UNWANTED THREATENING MESSAGES(e.g.‚ hang-up calls; notes‚ cards‚ letters‚ voice-mail‚ e-mail‚messages with friends‚ implying harm or potential harm‚etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
16. PHYSICALLY RESTRAINING YOU (e.g.‚ grabbing yourarm‚ blocking your progress‚ holding your car door whileyou’re in the car‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
17. ENGAGING IN REGULATORY HARASSMENT(e.g.‚ filing official complaints‚ spreading false rumors toofficials—boss‚ instructor‚ etc.‚ obtaining a restrainingorder on you‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
18. STEALING OR DAMAGING VALUED POSSESSIONS(e.g.‚ you found property vandalized; things missing‚damaged or hurt that only this person had access to‚ such asprior gifts‚ or pets‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
19. THREATENING TO HURT HIM- OR HERSELF (e.g.‚vague threats that something bad will happen to him- orherself‚ threatening to commit suicide‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
20. THRATENING OTHERS YOU CARE ABOUT (e.g.‚threatening harm to or making vague warnings aboutromantic partners‚ friends‚ family‚ pets‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
21. VERBALLY THREATENING YOU PERSONALLY (e.g.‚threats or vague warnings that something bad will happento you‚ threatening personally to hurt you‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
22. LEAVING OR SENDING YOU THREATENINGOBJECTS (e.g.‚ marked up photographs‚ photographs takenof you without knowledge‚ pornography‚ weapons‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
23. SHOWING UP AT PLACES IN THREATENINGWAYS (e.g.‚ showing up at class‚ office or work‚ frombehind a corner‚ staring from across a street‚ being insideyour home‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
24. SEXUALLY COERCING YOU (e.g.‚ forcefully attempted/succeeded in kissing‚ feeling‚ or disrobing you‚ exposedhim/herself‚ forced sexual behavior‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
25. PHYSICALLY THREATENING YOU (e.g.‚ throwingsomething at you‚ acting as if s/he will hit you‚ runningfingers across neck implying throat slitting‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
26. PHYSICALLY HURTING YOU (e.g.‚ pushing or shovingyou‚ slapping you‚ hitting you with fist‚ hitting you with anobject‚ etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
27. KIDNAPPING OR PHYSICALLY CONSTRAININGYOU (e.g.‚ by force or threat of force‚ trapped you in a car orroom; bound you; took you places against your will; etc.)
Has anyone ever undesirably & obsessively pursued you by…
28. PHYSICALLY ENDANGERING YOUR LIFE. (e.g.‚trying to run you off the road‚displaying a weapon in frontof you‚ using a weapon to subdue you‚ etc.)

Note: Scale can be used to assess stalking perpetrated by non-partners.
Copyright © 2004‚ Lawrence Erlbaum Associates‚ Inc. Used with permission.
stalking perpetrated
Violation
Pursuit
hyper intimacy
This instrument can be found on pages 93-96 of Measuring Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/IPV_Compendium.pdf‏
Point values are assigned as follows:
0 = Never
1 = Only Once
2 = 2 or 3 Times
3 = 4 to 5 Times
4 = Over 5 times
Items can be summed to cr‎eate an overall index of victimization. Higher scores are indicative of greater levels of victimization.

Cupach WR‚ Spitzberg BH. The dark side of relationship pursuit: from attraction to obsession and stalking. Mahwah (NJ): Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2004.