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Finding out how shy you are, and in which situations you are most likely to be shy:

True or False

  1. When I feel shy, I find it very difficult to talk to new people.
  2. When I feel shy, I lack confidence with people.
  3. When I feel shy, I feel very tense and nervous when I try to initiate a conversation
  4. When I feel shy at work, I have difficulty talking to other people.
  5. When I feel shy, I often tense up and forget what I was about to say when trying to talk to someone new.
  6. When I feel shy, I am especially nervous when talking to someone I would like to date.
  7. When I feel shy, I often replay entire dialogues in my mind, wishing I had said something different.
  8. When I feel shy, people see me as very quiet but I do not want to be.

If you have social anxiety . . .

  • If you are shy, you become very nervous when meeting new people or you often avoid situations where new people are present.
  • If you are shy, you keep trying to talk yourself into talking to more people but still are unable to do this.
  • If you are shy, you spend far more time alone than you would like to and cannot seem to change this.
  • If you are shy, you often freeze up when talking.