Confidence and Self Esteem

“Am I Shy?”… These 4 Shyness Tests Will Show You

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Are you not really sure if you are shy? Are you looking for an online shyness test or shyness quiz? Then you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, I’ve found the top shyness tests online and reviewed them to see how effective they are. I found many quizzes online that were not accurate or just put up as a joke, so this post will save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to answering the question, “Am I shy?”

The first two tests were developed by people who have official credentials — licensed psychologists in the area of shyness. The third test has to do with love-shyness, a special form of extreme shyness that applies only to men around the opposite sex. The last one is a fun short quiz that I found happened to give weirdly accurate results.

1. The Henderson/Zimbardo Shyness Questionnaire

This test was developed in part by Philip Zimbardo, who has been a psychology professor at Stanford University and written several bestselling books on shyness.


2. Carducci Shyness Test

Bernardo Carducci is another psychology professor and Director of the Shyness Research Institute. He has written 3 books on shyness, including “Shyness: A Bold New Approach.”


3. The Gilmartin Love-Shyness Test

This test was developed by a famous author, Dr. Brian Gilmartin. Be warned, this test is only for guys to find if they have “love-shyness,” which is an extreme case of shyness around women.


4. Quiztron: Are You Shy? How Shy?

This quiz is short and fun. It’s not scientific, but for some reason it’s scarily accurate.


So You’re Shy, Now What?

Truth be told, you probably don’t even need a test to know if you’re shy or not. If you’re looking for one, then you probably are.

So, the question is, what can you do about your shyness? The first thing is to check out my series of articles on how to overcome shyness. Those will get you started. If you need any more help after that, I have plenty of articles on this blog on both shyness and social anxiety.

About the author

Sean Cooper

I study all areas of psychology, sharing what works (and what doesn't) for overcoming shyness and social anxiety. After curing my own severe social anxiety I created "The Shyness and Social Anxiety System" to help others. This program has received stunning reviews from psychologists and people like you.

Now it's my life's mission is to help 25,000 people get the confidence, friends and romantic partner you want!

Read more about me here.


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