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To assess individuals’ current levels of shyness and the extent to which they were shy or behaviorally inhibited during childhood.
Using a 4-point discreet visual analog scale, participants indicate the frequency with which each of four self-referent statements describing feelings of shyness or social apprehension could apply to them now (i.e., as adults) or during childhood.
1 = Rarely, 4 = Frequently
Number of Items
- “I feel shy with strangers.”
- “From 5 to 10 years of age, I was afraid of going to school.”
Total Shyness Score