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The Henderson/Zimbardo Shyness Questionnaire

Background Information

Age:     Year in school:   
Not in school
     
Grade school (year)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  High school (year)
1 2 3 4
     
College undergraduate (year)
1 2 3 4
  College graduate school
Gender:   
Female   Male
   

Questions

Please indicate, for each of the statements below, how characteristic the statement is of you,
that is, how much it reflects what you typically think, feel, and do:


Not at all
characteristic
Somewhat
characteristic
Often
characteristic
Very
characteristic
Extremely
characteristic
1 2 3 4 5

1 : I am afraid of looking foolish in social situations.
1 2 3 4 5

2 : I often feel insecure in social situations.
1 2 3 4 5

3 : Other people appear to have more fun in social situations than I do.
1 2 3 4 5

4 : If someone rejects me I assume that I have done something wrong.
1 2 3 4 5

5 : It is hard for me to approach people who are having a conversation.
1 2 3 4 5

6 : I feel lonely a good deal of the time.
1 2 3 4 5

7 : I tend to be more critical of other people than I appear to be.
1 2 3 4 5

8 : It is hard for me to say "no" to unreasonable requests.
1 2 3 4 5

9 : I do more than my share on projects because I can't say no.
1 2 3 4 5

10 : I find it easy to ask for what I want from other people..
1 2 3 4 5

11 : I do not let others know I am frustrated or angry.
1 2 3 4 5

12 : I find it hard to ask someone for a date.
1 2 3 4 5

13 : It is hard for me to express my real feelings to others.
1 2 3 4 5

14 : I tend to be suspicious of other people's intentions toward me.
1 2 3 4 5

15 : I am bothered when others make demands on me.
1 2 3 4 5

16 : It is easy for me to sit back in a group discussion and observe
rather than participate.
1 2 3 4 5

17 : I find myself unable to enter new social situations without fearing
rejection or not being noticed.
1 2 3 4 5

18 : I worry about being a burden on others.
1 2 3 4 5

19 : Personal questions from others make me feel anxious.
1 2 3 4 5

20 : I let others take advantage of me..
1 2 3 4 5

21 : I judge myself negatively when I think others have
negative reactions to me.
1 2 3 4 5

22 : I try to figure out what is expected in a given situation and
then act that way.
1 2 3 4 5

23 : I feel embarrassed when I look or seem different from other people.
1 2 3 4 5

24 : I am disappointed in myself.
1 2 3 4 5

25 : I blame myself when things do not go the way I want them to.
1 2 3 4 5

26 : I sometimes feel ashamed after social situations.
1 2 3 4 5

27 : I am usually aware of my feelings, even if I do not know
what prompted them.
1 2 3 4 5

28 : I am frequently concerned about others approval..
1 2 3 4 5

29 : I like taking risks in social situations.
1 2 3 4 5

30 : If someone is critical of me I am likely to assume that
they are having a bad day.
1 2 3 4 5

31 : If I let people know too much about me they will gossip about me.
1 2 3 4 5

32 : I think it is important to please others.
1 2 3 4 5

33 : People feel superior when someone is socially anxious.
1 2 3 4 5

34 : I spend a lot of time thinking about my social performance
after I spend time with people.
1 2 3 4 5

35 : I am satisfied with my level of social support..
1 2 3 4 5


I understand that no identifying information is included in this data.
In submitting this data, I give permission for its unlimited use in research.

   
 
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