TAKE THIS QUICK TEST TO SEE WHAT YOUR PANIC POTENTIAL IS.

BE HONEST. ONLY YOU WILL KNOW YOUR SCORE.
YOUR ANSWERS MAY HELP YOU.

Copyright, Irving B. Guller, Ph.D. 1997

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Click yes or no for each of the questions.

NUMBER QUESTION YES NO
       
1 I believe I have had anxiety (or panic) attacks on at least two occasions.

       
2 There have been times when my heart raced, or I felt like I was going to die, or I broke out in a cold sweat for no apparent reason.
       
3 I used to have a bad temper when I was younger but I learned to control it.
       
4 When I am faced with a frustrating situation, I just try to put it out of my mind.
       
5 One of my parents seemed to have panic or anxiety attacks even if they did not know what to call them.
       
6 If somebody does something to me that is rude,  insulting or really stupid, I will generally try not to let it bother me.
       
7 If I am in crowds, or go a theater or restaurant or a  sports event, I need to sit on an aisle or near a door, and know how to get out fast at any time.
       
8 I will not fly in airplanes of any kind.
       
9 I like to be driving any car in which I am riding.
       
10 To tell the honest truth, I tend to be critical of others, even if I don't express it openly or to their faces.
       
11 I do not let myself get angry about minor things.
       
12 From the time I was very young, I never caused my parents any problems and tried  to not  'make waves'.
       
13 I have a strong dislike of embarrassing myself in any way.
       
14 One of my parents had a really bad temper and I decided early in life that I was not going to be like him or her.
       
15 I have pretty good reason to believe that I either was not a planned child or that I was not born at a good time for my parents.
       
16 I can't stand any kind of fighting and arguing.
       
17 When I have been alone, I have at least twice punched a wall, or thrown something in anger or yelled out loud, or cursed someone who was not there at the time.
       
18 I tend to worry a lot about hurting other people's feelings.
       
19 There have been times in my life when I have been unable to do certain things like get in an elevator, go through a tunnel, cross a bridge or look out of a window in a high building.
       
20 Sometimes I drink to calm my nerves.
       
21 I tend to be a perfectionist in many aspects of my life.
       
22 I have had some periods of depression in my life even when things were not really so bad.

 

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