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Fear of Negative Evaluation



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Jul 31, 2020
Just something I found yesterday. Might be easier to just answer True, False or Not Sure.

Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale

Read each of the following statements carefully and indicate how characteristic it is of you according to the following scale:

1 = Not at all characteristic of me
2 = Slightly characteristic of me
3 = Moderately characteristic of me
4 = Very characteristic of me
5 = Extremely characteristic of me

1. I worry about what other people will think of me even when I know it doesn't make any difference.

2. I am unconcerned even if I know people are forming an unfavorable impression of me.

3. I am frequently afraid of other people noticing my shortcomings.

4. I rarely worry about what kind of impression I am making on someone.

5. I am afraid others will not approve of me.

6. I am afraid that people will find fault with me.

7. Other people's opinions of me do not bother me.

8. When I am talking to someone, I worry about what they may be thinking about me.

9. I am usually worried about what kind of impression I make.

10. If I know someone is judging me, it has little effect on me.

11. Sometimes I think I am too concerned with what other people think of me.

12. I often worry that I will say or do the wrong things.


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Nov 10, 2019
Thank you, that is helpful to read.

It is a common problem and certainly something i always suffered with. I am less worried about what others think now i have more experience of being criticised, too much experience!

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