Finding out about your social anxiety:
It is important to understand your social anxiety and to find out which situations are most likely to trigger your social anxiety.
Which statements about social anxiety apply to you?
True or False Statements
1) I become very nervous when meeting new people and often avoid situations where new people are present.
2) I keep trying to talk myself into talking to more people but still I am unable to do this.
3) I spend far more time alone than I would like to and cannot seem to change this.
4) I often freeze up when talking.
5) I often tense up and forget what I was about to say when trying to talk to someone new.
6) I am especially nervous when talking to someone I would like to date.
7) I often replay entire dialogues in my mind, wishing I had said something different.
8) People see me as very quiet but I do not want to be. I am just afraid to talk sometimes.
If you have social anxiety . . .
- You become very nervous when meeting new people or you often avoid situations where new people are present.
- You keep trying to talk yourself into talking to more people but still are unable to do this.
- You spend far more time alone than you would like to and cannot seem to change this.
- You often freeze up when talking.
There is help available for social anxiety. Through supportive counseling and coaching you can feel more at ease with others and enjoy the company of other people more. This work is done through helping you take small steps towards conquering your social anxiety and helping you develop skills to stay more relaxed and more involved with the people around you.