Quiz for Social Anxiety

Do you feel anxious or uncomfortable when you are in public or meeting new people or even with friends while in a large crowd? If so, you may begin to think you may have anxiety issues. Some individuals suffer from social anxiety disorder and do not realize they have a problem at all. This test will give you an idea if you may be suffering from a social phobia or social anxiety. However, the test should be followed up with a professional therapist as other mental issues could be the problem besides social anxiety disorder.

Instructions for the Quiz

Consider each question thoroughly and answer truthfully with a yes or no answer. At the end of the quiz, you will find the meaning to your answers.

The Quiz

1. Do you feel uncomfortable with the following situations?

A constant or intense fear of a situation in which may judge you
(No-Yes)

A fear that your actions may be humiliating
(No-Yes)

A fear that others will notice you anxious due to shaking, perspiring or blushing
(No-Yes)

Do you know that you have no reason to have fear or that your fear is in excess?
(No-Yes)

2. When in a situation that causes you to be afraid do you…

Always feel nervous?
(No-Yes)

Have a panic attack with such symptoms as…
Heart pounding
(No-Yes)

Perspiring
Shaking
(No-Yes)

Gagging or choking
(No-Yes)

Sick stomach
(No-Yes)

Chest pain
(No-Yes)

Feel like your legs are numb or they cannot hold you up
(No-Yes)

Dizzy
(No-Yes)

Feeling like you are in a dream or that you are outside of your body
(No-Yes)

Think you are going crazy
(No-Yes)

Fear of dying
(No-Yes)

Feeling numb all over or tingling
(No-Yes)

Hot flashes or chilling
(No-Yes)

Avoid situations that make you feel uncomfortable
(No-Yes)

Symptoms that stop you from daily activities
(No-Yes)

3. Are you having sleeping or eating problems?

(No-Yes)

4. Do you have more days that you feel…

A. Depressed or even sad?
(No-Yes)

B. Not interested in normal activities?
(No-Yes)

C. Unworthy?
(No-Yes)

5. Have you used alcohol or drugs in the last year that has caused you to…

A. Not be able to handle responsibilities at home, at work, or at school?
(No-Yes)

B. Made you irresponsibility to the point of being dangerous such as driving while using alcohol or drugs?
(No-Yes)

C. Be arrested
(No-Yes)

D. Still using drugs or alcohol even though it is causing problems at home?
(No-Yes)

Meaning to Your Answers

Questions 1 and 2 are questions regarding panic attacks and social anxiety. If you answered yes to more questions, then you may have a social anxiety disorder.

Questions 3, 4, and 5 are regarding other mental issues you may be experiencing such as depression. If you answered yes to more questions, then you may have other mental issues such as depression along with social anxiety.

If you answered more of the quiz with yes, then you should talk with a therapist. You can receive the help you need to find fulfill in life and actually enjoy life. As you learn how to handle the anxiety or other issues that are causing problems, you will be able to live a normal life and handle all the ups and downs.