Fear of Positive Evaluation
Read each of the following statements carefully and answer the degree to which you feel the statement is characteristic of you, using the following scale. For each statement, respond as though it involves people that you do not know very well. Rate each situation from 0 to 9.
1. I am uncomfortable exhibiting my talents to others, even if I think my talents will impress them. *
Not at all True
Very True
2. It would make me anxious to receive a compliment from someone that I am attracted to. *
Not at all True
Very True
3. I try to choose clothes that will give people little impression of what I am like. *
Not at all True
Very True
4. I feel uneasy when I receive praise from authority figures. *
Not at all True
Very True
5. If I have something to say that I think a group will find interesting, I typically say it. *
Not at all True
Very True
6. I would rather receive a compliment from someone when that person and I were alone than when in the presence of others. *
Not at all True
Very True
7. If I was doing something well in front of others, I would wonder whether I was doing “too well”. *
Not at all True
Very True
8. I generally feel uncomfortable when people give me compliments. *
Not at all True
Very True
9. I don’t like to be noticed when I am in public places, even if I feel as though I am being admired. *
Not at all True
Very True
10. I often feel under-appreciated, and wish people would comment more on my positive qualities. *
Not at all True
Very True
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