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Social Anxiety Test

This free social anxiety test is for informational purposes only. This social anxiety test is not intended to diagnose or treat any mental illness, and should not take the place of evaluation by a licensed behavioral healthcare professional. Contact the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin for a free phone consultation with a licensed psychologist.

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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