Identifying your child, friend or family member’s reoccurring behaviors and tendencies can help both of you as you start to learn more about social anxiety and what it means to have the disorder.
Here we have provided you with an opportunity to download a document (specific to your family member or friend’s age group) that presents several scenarios and statements and asks you to identify how you think your friend or family member behaves or feels during certain situations, and to what degree.
Your responses to these statements can be a powerful tool for starting a conversation with your loved one and may be very helpful for him or her to share with a doctor or therapist. You may even want to print this document after downloading it so that it is easier to share and discuss. If the person you are concerned about feels that he or she may have social anxiety and has not yet contacted a professional, we suggest that be the next step.
You can learn more about social anxiety and how it affects sufferers and those close to them by viewing select segments from our DVD series, Social Anxiety: The Untold Story and reading a few articles, which we believe friends, family and mentors of social anxiety sufferers will find especially interesting and helpful on this page of our website.
Download an exercise here: