Social Anxiety Test

Please read each statement and indicate how much the statement applied to you over the past week.

I am afraid of people in authority.


I am bothered by blushing in front of people.


Parties and social events scare me.


I avoid talking to people I do not know.


Being criticized scares me a lot.


Fear of embarrassment causes me to avoid doing things or speaking to people.


Sweating in front of people causes me distress.


I avoid going to parties.


I avoid activities in which I am the center of attention.


Talking to strangers scares me.


I avoid having to give speeches.


I would do anything to avoid being criticized.


Heart palpitations bother me when I am around people.


I am afraid of doing things when people might be watching.


Being embarrassed or looking stupid are my worst fears.


I avoid speaking to anyone in authority.


Trembling or shaking in front of others is distressing to me.


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This screening is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any mental illness, and should not take the place of evaluation by a licensed behavioral healthcare professional. Connor, K. M., Davidson, J. T., Churchill, L., Sherwood, A., Foa, E., & Weisler, R. H. (2000). Psychometric properties of the Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN): New self-rating scale. British Journal of Psychiatry, 176, 379-386.