Respond to the following statements adapted from the Celebrity Attitude Scale created by psychologists James Houran, Lynn McCutcheon, Rense Lange, John Maltby and Diane Ashe.
I often feel compelled to learn the personal habits of my favorite celebrity.
I love to talk with others who admire my favorite celebrity,
When something bad happens to my favorite celebrity, I feel like it happened to me.
I enjoy watching, reading or listening to my favorite celebrity because it means a good time.
I have pictures and/or souvenirs of my favorite celebrity, which I always keep in exactly the same place.
When my favorite celebrity dies, I will feel like dying, too.
If you answered yes to (2) and (4), your stargazing is probably on the Entertainment-Social level of harmless escapism. If you agree with (1) and (5), you may be engaged on the Intense-Personal level, where your connection gets more intimate. As for (3) and (6), you may feel such a strong connection that you overidentify with your favorite star.