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do i have social anxiety? take the quizz
What follows is a list of questions pertaining to the common symptoms of social anxiety. This test has no diagnostical power, it is purely to help you raise your mental health self-awareness. Please see disclaimer
For each question, answer how frequently you experience certain symptoms:
0 = Never
2 = Half the time
3 = Most of the time
4 = All the time
1. Felt moments of sudden terror, fear, or fright in social situations.
2. Felt anxious, worried, or nervous about social situations.
3. Had thoughts of being rejected, humiliated, embarrassed, ridiculed, or offending others
4. Felt a racing heart, sweaty, trouble breathing, faint, or shaky in social situations
5. Felt tense muscles, felt on edge or restless, or had trouble relaxing in social situations
6. Avoided, or did not approach or enter, social situations
7. Left social situations early or participated only minimally (e.g., said little, avoided eye contact)
8. Spend a lot of time preparing what to say or how to act in social situations
9. Distracted myself to avoid thinking about social situations.
10. Needed help to cope with social situations (e.g., alcohol or medications, superstitious objects).
Sum up all the scores
A high total score indicates that you frequently experience symptoms linked to social anxiety, however it does not yield a diagnosis.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you need more help.
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DO YOU HAVE SOCIAL FEARS? TAKE THE QUIZ.
This self-check is mostly focused on fears of being judged negatively by others. It is by no means a tool to diagnose social anxiety, as you may have other symptoms that are related to social anxiety.
The information provided here should not be the only information you use to make decisions about your mental health, please see disclaimer
For each question that follows, ask yourself how much it applies to you:
0 =Not at all characteristic of me
1= Slightly characteristic f me
2 = Moderately characteristic of me
3 = Very characteristic of me
4 = Extremely characteristic of me
I worry about what other people will think of me even when I know it doesn’t make any difference.
It bothers me when people form an unfavorable impression of me.
I am frequently afraid of other people noticing my shortcomings.
I worry about what kind of impression I make on people.
I am afraid that others will not approve of me.
I am afraid that people will find fault with me.
I am concerned about other people’s opinions of me.
When I am talking to someone, I worry about what they may be thinking about me.
I am usually worried about what kind of impression I make.
If I know someone is judging me, it tends to bother me.
Sometimes I think I am too concerned with what other people think of me.
I often worry that I will say or do wrong things.
Sum up your scores
Typically a higher total score indicates the presence of social fears, the intensity of which is proportionate to the total score.
Again, please keep in mind that this test is for informational purposes and in now way do the results permit you to diagnose social anxiety. You must consult a healthcare professional for an official diagnosis.
SOCIAL INTERACTION ANXIETY SCALE (SIAS)
For each item, please circle the number to indicate the degree to which you feel the statement is characteristic or true for you. The rating scale is as follows:
0 = Not at all characteristic or true of me.
1 = Slightly characteristic or true of me.
2 = Moderately characteristic or true of me.
3 = Very characteristic or true of me.
4 = Extremely characteristic or true of me.
1. I get nervous if I have to speak with someone in authority (teacher, boss, etc.).
2. I have difficulty making eye contact with others.
3. I become tense if I have to talk about myself or my feelings.
4. I find it difficult to mix comfortably with the people I work with.
5. I find it easy to make friends my own age.
6. I tense up if I meet an acquaintance in the street.
7. When mixing socially, I am uncomfortable.
8. I feel tense if I am alone with just one other person.
9. I am at ease meeting people at parties, etc.
10. I have difficulty talking with other people.
11. I find it easy to think of things to talk about.
12. I worry about expressing myself in case I appear awkward.
13. I find it difficult to disagree with another’s point of view.
14. I have difficulty talking to attractive persons of the opposite sex.
15. I find myself worrying that I won’t know what to say in social situations.
16. I am nervous mixing with people I don’t know well.
17. I feel I’ll say something embarrassing when talking.
18. When mixing in a group, I find myself worrying I will be ignored.
19. I am tense mixing in a group.
20. I am unsure whether to greet someone I know only slightly.
Possible scores range from 0 to 80. Higher scores are associated with higher social anxiety.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS TEST IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY, IT IS NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL AND DOES NOT REPLACE PROFESSIONAL CARE.
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Mattick & Clark, 1998
Source: Singelis, T. M. (1994). The measurement of independent and interdependent self-construals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20(5), 580–591
TAKE THE TEST
This is a questionnaire that measures a variety of feelings and behaviors in various situations. Listed below are a number of statements. Read each one as if it referred to you. Circle the response that best matches your agreement or disagreement.
1 = strongly disagree; 2 = somewhat disagree; 3 = a little disagree; 4 = neither agree or disagree; 5 = a little agree; 6 = somewhat agree; 7 = strongly agree.
I enjoy being unique and different from others in many respects.
I can talk openly with a person who I meet for the first time, even when this person is much older than I am.
Even when I strongly disagree with group members, I avoid an argument.
I have respect for the authority figures with whom I interact.
I do my own thing, regardless of what others think.
I respect people who are modest about themselves.
I feel it is important for me to act as an independent person.
I will sacrifice my self interest for the benefit of the group I am in.
I’d rather say “No” directly, than risk being misunderstood.
Having a lively imagination is important to me.
I should take into consideration my parents’ advice when making education/career plans.
I feel my fate is intertwined with the fate of those around me.
I prefer to be direct and forthright when dealing with people I’ve just met.
I feel good when I cooperate with others.
I am comfortable with being singled out for praise or rewards.
If my brother or sister fails, I feel responsible.
I often have the feeling that my relationships with others are more important than my own accomplishments.
Speaking up during a class (or a meeting) is not a problem for me.
I would offer my seat in a bus to my professor (or my boss).
I act the same way no matter who I am with.
My happiness depends on the happiness of those around me.
I value being in good health above everything.
I will stay in a group if they need me, even when I am not happy with the group.
I try to do what is best for me, regardless of how that might affect others.
Being able to take care of myself is a primary concern for me.
It is important to me to respect decisions made by the group.
My personal identity, independent of others, is very important to me.
It is important for me to maintain harmony within my group.
I act the same way at home that I do at school (or work).
30 . I usually go along with what others want to do, even when I would rather do something different
There are two subscales:
The independent subscale: Q1, Q2, Q5, Q7, Q9, Q10, Q13, Q15, Q18, Q20, Q22, Q24, Q25, Q27, and Q29
The interdependent subscale: Q3, Q4, Q6, Q8, Q11, Q12, Q14, Q16, Q17, Q19, Q21, Q23, Q26, Q28, and Q30
To calculate subscale scores, take the average by adding the answers to each subscale’s items and dividing this sum by the number of items in the subscale (15).
A higher score for one of the two subscales indicates whether you emphasize autonomy and individualism or collaboration and social harmony.
SOCIAL PHOBIA AND ANXIETY INVENTORY FOR CHILDREN (SPAI-C)
Beidel CD, Turner SM & Fink CM (1996). Assessment of childhood social phobia: construct, convergent, and discriminative validity of Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (SPAI-C). Psychology Assessment, 8: 235-240.
Below is a sample of a questionnaire used to evaluate the degree of social anxiety in children. The original SPAI-C consists of 26 questions that focus on social phobia and social anxiety. The following, however, is a shorter version that focuses solely on social anxiety.
Please indicate how nervous or scared you feel in the various situations listed below. Use the following scale for your answers:
1 = Never or Hardly Ever
2 = Sometimes
3 = Most of the Time or Always
1. Scared when joining a large group
2. Scared when becoming the center of attention
3. Scared when I have to do something while others watch me
4. Scared when speaking or reading in front of a group
5. Scared when answering questions in class or at group meetings
16. Scared when speaking in front of class
17. Scared when in a school play, choir, music, or dance recital
Scores above 18 indicate high levels of social anxiety.
NOTE: PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, IT IS NOT DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A DIAGNOSIS.
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