Social Anxiety Test
The Social Interaction Anxiety Scale measures social interaction anxiety, which is defined as distress when meeting and talking to other people. This psychological test provides insight into social anxiety disorder, which is fear or worry about one or more social situations. The Social Interaction Anxiety Scale was developed by Mattick and Clarke in 1989.
For each item, please choose the option to indicate the degree to which you feel the statement is characteristic or true for you.
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.