Social Anxiety Test

The Social Anxiety test is a self-assessment tool used to measure the presence of thoughts, ideas and beliefs related to the fear of social judgement.

Social anxiety is the fear of being judged by others within your social context and can lead to high levels of anxiety and stress.


Subjectivity & Objectivity in the Social Anxiety Test

It is important to be aware that the possible responses are subjective in nature and so the outcome is the result of subjectivity (based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions).

Unlike a blood test, which produces a definitive, or objective, result, self-administered tests are only as reliable as the responses that are given.

Because of this, the results are NOT definitive, but only serve as an indication.

In fact, there is no objective test available to determine if a person has social anxiety or not and this test actually measures behavioural responses.

Taking the Social Anxiety Test

This social anxiety test contains 20 questions and you must answer each question to complete it.

Social Anxiety

1 / 20

I feel anxious when I’m in the presence of authority figures.

2 / 20

I often feel myself blushing when talking to people or answering questions.

3 / 20

I’d worry about being rejected if I asked somebody out on a date.

4 / 20

I tend to avoid going to social events where there are large crowds of people.

5 / 20

I work really hard to get things right so that I can avoid being criticised.

6 / 20

If I buy something faulty in a shop, I’d rather put it down to experience than ask for a refund.

7 / 20

If I can avoid being the centre of attention I will.

8 / 20

I try to avoid making a fool of myself as much as I can.

9 / 20

I’m completely comfortable in large crowds of people I don’t know.

10 / 20

The idea of having to make a public presentation fills me with anxiety.

11 / 20

It’s important to me that the people I’m close to approve of what I do.

12 / 20

Talking to people I don’t know worries me much more than talking to friends and family.

13 / 20

I often find it really tough to say ‘no’ to people who ask me to do things for them.

14 / 20

I tend to avoid making direct eye-to-eye contact when talking to people.

15 / 20

I often worry that I might say the wrong thing to people and upset them.

16 / 20

I often feel like an imposter and that people are able to see through me.

17 / 20

Whenever possible, I avoid using toilets if people are likely to hear me.

18 / 20

I get anxious before taking any kind of test.

19 / 20

I often miss opportunities because I prefer not to speak-up.

20 / 20

I feel confident enough to express disagreement with people I barely know.

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Free initial consultations for social anxiety

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During this consultation we will discuss your particular issues and the different types of mental health counselling we offer (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT) without you having to commit to any counselling going forward.

The consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet with either Paul or Joan and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.


Applied Psychology Solutions

If you’d like to overcome social anxiety issues then why not learn how to change the way you make sense of your experiences with the CORE Programme.

If you believe that your problems are the result of what has happened to you and not because there is something wrong with you, then this is the solution you’ve been looking for.

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Then why not see if you can solve your own problems using our comprehensive, Online Self-Help CBT course.


Written especially for people who prefer not to engage with a therapist before doing everything they can to overcome their problems.

Mirroring our in-house course of CBT, it contains everything that you need to know to tackle mental health challenges for only £149.

Counselling Locations

We offer counselling for Social Anxiety problems for people living in:

  • Wombourne
  • Wolverhampton
  • West Midlands
  • Shropshire
  • South Staffordshire
  • Telford
  • Shrewsbury

You can also access our services around the World using online therapy with Paul.