Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS – SR) – Liebowitz Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) Test

 Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Test (LSAS)

The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale was developed in 1987 by Dr. Michael R. Liebowitz. It is a questionnaire which assesses the way that social phobia/social anxiety plays a role in your life across a variety of situations.

Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS - SR)Instructions:

  1. Read each situation carefully and answer two questions about that situation.
  2. The first question asks how anxious or fearful you feel in the situation.
  3. The second question asks how often you avoid the situation.
  4. If you come across a situation that you ordinarily do not experience, imagine “what if you were faced with that situation,” and then, rate the degree to which you would fear this hypothetical situation and how often you would tend to avoid it.
  5. Please base your ratings on the way that the situations have affected you in the last week.
  6. When you have completed the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale questions below click the calculate your score button.
  7. Print the results.  Discuss them with your doctor, if you are concerned about your health.


NOTE: The results of this test are a guide only and are not intended to be a clinical diagnosis.  No diagnosis is being offered.  For a clinical diagnosis you will need to speak with your doctor or other qualified health professional.


Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Test




1. Telephoning in Public
2. Participating in small groups
3. Eating in public places
4. Drinking with others in public places
5. Talking to people in authority
6. Acting, performing, or giving a talk in front of an audience
7. Going to a party
8. Working while being observed
9. Writing while being observed
10. Calling someone you don’t know very well
11. Talking with people you don’t know very well
12. Meeting strangers
13. Urinating in a public bathroom
14. Entering a room when others are already seated
15. Being the centre of attention
16. Speaking up at a meeting
17. Taking a test
18. Expressing a disagreement or disapproval to people you don’t know very well
19. Looking at people you don’t know very well in the eyes
20. Giving a report to a group
21. Trying to pick up someone
22. Returning goods to a store
23. Giving a party
24. Resisting a high pressure salesperson

Social Anxiety Scale:
0-54 None
55-65 Moderate
65-80 Marked
80-95 Severe
> 95 Very Severe
Your score:
Scores above 55 may indicate a potential clinical case. Provided by Inner Changes Psychotherapy and Counselling Manchester, UK
Telephone: 0161 881 4333



Liebowitz MR. Social Phobia. Mod Probl Pharmacopsychiatry 1987;22:141-173.
Social Anxiety Research Clinic


Assessment Tests on This Website

  1. Generalised Anxiety Disorder Test (GAD-7)
  2. Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS – SR)
  3. PCL-5 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Test
  4. Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES)
  5. Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) – OCD Test
  6. Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) – Depression Test
  7. Patient Health Questionnaire Quick Depression Assessment(PHQ-9) – Depression Test


Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS – SR).



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