Many moons ago I was perusing the interwebs looking for new and exciting ways to tackle my social anxiety disorder when I came across a test created by Dr. Michael R. Liebowitz, a psychiatrist and researcher. The test itself is decidedly simple. It asks you to rate how you feel in terms of ‘fear of’ and ‘avoidance of’ twenty-four different social situations. From this, the test determines how much social anxiety disorder plays a part in your life.
The scoring scale is:
55-65 – Moderate social phobia
65-80 – Marked social phobia
80-95 – Severe social phobia
95+ – Very severe social phobia
I scored 144 which is (unsurprisingly) very severe social phobia.
How about you?