SHYQ – Henderson/Zimbardo Questionnaire

Demographics

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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:
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Q1: I am afraid of looking foolish in social situations.*
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Q2: I often feel insecure in social situations.*
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Q3: Other people appear to have more fun in social situations than I do.*
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Q4: If someone rejects me I assume that I have done something wrong.*
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Q5: It is hard for me to approach people who are having a conversation.*
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Q6: I feel lonely a good deal of the time.*
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Q7: I tend to be more critical of other people than I appear to be.*
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Q8: It is hard for me to say "no" to unreasonable requests.*
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Q9: I do more than my share on projects because I can't say no.*
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Q10: I find it easy to ask for what I want from other people.*
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Q11: I do not let others know I am frustrated or angry.*
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Q12: I find it hard to ask someone for a date.*
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Q13: It is hard for me to express my real feelings to others.*
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Q14: I tend to be suspicious of other people's intentions toward me.*
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Q15: I am bothered when others make demands on me.*
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Q16: It is easy for me to sit back in a group discussion and observe rather than participate.*
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Q17: I find myself unable to enter new social situations without fearing rejection or not being noticed.*
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Q18: I worry about being a burden on others.*
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Q19: Personal questions from others make me feel anxious.*
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Q20: I let others take advantage of me.*
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Q21: I judge myself negatively when I think others have negative reactions to me.*
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Q22: I try to figure out what is expected in a given situation and then act that way.*
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Q23: I feel embarrassed when I look or seem different from other people.*
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Q24: I am disappointed in myself.*
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Q25: I blame myself when things do not go the way I want them to.*
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Q26: I sometimes feel ashamed after social situations.*
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Q27: I am usually aware of my feelings, even if I do not know what prompted them.*
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Q28: I am frequently concerned about others approval.*
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Q29: I like taking risks in social situations.*
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Q30: If someone is critical of me I am likely to assume that they are having a bad day.*
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Q31: If I let people know too much about me they will gossip about me.*
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Q32: I think it is important to please others.*
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Q33: People feel superior when someone is socially anxious.*
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Q34: I spend a lot of time thinking about my social performance after I spend time with people.*
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Q35: I am satisfied with my level of social support.*
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