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.