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July 19, 2011

Get Your Personal Risk Score

Are you playing it too safe? Take this exclusive quiz to find out how harm avoidant you are.

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Answer "True" or "False" to the following statements:

1. I usually am confident that everything will go well, even in situations that worry most people.

2. I often feel tense and worried in unfamiliar situations, even when others feel there is little to worry about.

3. I often avoid meeting strangers because I lack confidence with people I do not know.

4. I have less energy and get tired more quickly than most people.

5. Usually I am more worried than most people that something might go wrong in the future.

6. I usually stay calm and secure in situations that most people would find physically dangerous.

7. When I have to meet a group of strangers, I am more shy than most people.

8. I usually feel much more confident and energetic than most people, even after minor illnesses or stress.

9. If I am embarrassed or humiliated, I get over it very quickly.

10. I often feel tense and worried in unfamiliar situations, even when others feel there is no danger at all.

11. I would probably stay relaxed and outgoing when meeting a group of strangers, even if I were told they are unfriendly.

12. It is extremely difficult for me to adjust to changes in my usual way of doing things because I get so tense, tired, or worried.

13. I nearly always stay relaxed and carefree, even when nearly everyone else is fearful.

14. I am usually confident that I can easily do things that most people would consider dangerous (such as driving an automobile fast on a wet or icy road) .

15. I feel very confident and sure of myself in almost all social situations.

16. I am more energetic and tire less quickly than most people.

17. I often stop what I am doing because I get worried, even when my friends tell me everything will go well.

18. I usually feel tense and worried when I have to do something new and unfamiliar.

19. I am not shy with strangers at al.

20. I recover more quickly than most people from minor illnesses or stress.

Go to the next page to get your scores.

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