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Acing this fun quiz makes social anxiety easy to deal with

Social anxiety

Social anxiety is an intense feeling of nervousness that some people experience in social settings; it is mostly due to the fear of being criticized or rejected.

People with social anxiety feel uneasy at school, work, or even places like the grocery store. Some telltale signs might include increased heart beat, being inarticulate, or even shaking uncontrollably.

Although it looks similar to shyness, there is a difference.

This fun quiz has been created to help you understand social anxiety better while informing you of the best ways to overcome it.

  • Question of

    Jason plans to attend a club meeting. A few minutes before he sets off, he infiltrates his thoughts with awkward moments which makes him uneasy. What will be a long term solution?

    • Cancel plans to attend
    • Learn to challenge his negative thoughts
    • Stay away from everyone when he arrives
    • Spend a few minutes there and leave

    Correct Wrong

  • Question of

    Lisa is about to give a presentation. However, her emotions get the best of her as she finds difficulty breathing and feels her heart pounding. Which of these should she employ?

    • Close her eyes and present
    • Give an excuse for not participating
    • Practice relaxation exercises like breathing
    • Get someone to present for her

    Correct Wrong

  • Question of

    Jackson just transferred to a new school. His social anxiety makes him feel like his new colleagues wouldn’t like or accept him. What will be a great first step to combat this?

    • Pack and head back
    • Sit close to the class exit
    • Take classes from home
    • Perform random acts of kindness

    Correct Wrong

  • Question of

    Anytime Josh is at parties, he realizes drink or two helps him calm his social anxiety. However, excess consumption has made him more anxious. What is the best way to avoid repeating this?

    • Hide from everyone at the party
    • Cut down on alcohol consumption
    • Consume a lot of alcohol and call the doctor
    • Consume lots of drinks with low alcohol content

    Correct Wrong

  • Question of

    Edward’s social anxiety gives him a hard time starting a conversation with colleagues without looking awkward. He now wants to work on this, how can he start?

    • Throw a party to look cool
    • Engage in social vices
    • Give them a compliment
    • Run away anytime he sees them

    Correct Wrong

  • Question of

    Joe doesn’t know the best way to deal with negative outcomes in most social settings like mispronouncing someone’s name. How can he work on this for starters?

    • Role play these scenarios beforehand
    • Always text instead of meeting in person
    • Get emotional and furious
    • Act like he didn’t know what went wrong

    Correct Wrong

  • Question of

    Lexi’s case is rare; she says she has been in similar scenarios I shared from questions 1-6 but says more help will be appreciated. In this case, she should seek professional help from a therapist.

    • True
    • False

    Correct Wrong

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