Taylor’s Manifest Anxiety Scale (TMAS)

1. I do not tire quickly                 
2. I believe I am no more nervous than others             
3. I have very few headaches                 
4. I work under a great deal of tension              
5. I frequently notice my hand shakes when I try do something          
6. I blush no more often than others                 
7. I have diarrhea one a month or more            
8. I worry quite a bit over possible misfortunes            
9. I practically never blush           
10. I am often afraid that I am going to blush              
11. My hands and feet are usually warm enough           
12. I sweat very easily even on cool days          
13. Sometimes when embarrassed‚ I break out in a sweat                 
14. I hardly ever notice my heart pounding‚ and I am seldom short of breath          
15. I feel hungry almost all of the time              
16. I am very seldom troubled by constipation             
17. I have a great deal of stomach trouble                  
18. I have had periods in which I lost sleep over worry           
19. I am easily embarrassed                  
20. I am more sensitive than most other people           
21. I frequently find myself worrying about something             
22. I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be              
23. I am usually calm and not easily upset         
24. I feel anxiety about something or someone almost all of the time           
25. I am happy most of the time            
26. It makes me nervous to have to wait          
27. Sometimes I become so excited I find it hard to get to sleep                  
28. I have sometimes felt that difficulties piling up so high I couldn’t get over them            
29. I admit I have felt worried beyond reason over small things          
30. I have very few fears compared to my friends                  
31. I certainly feel useless at times          
32. I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job                 
33. I am usually self-conscious               
34. I am inclined to take things hard                 
35. At times I think I am no good at all             
36. I am certainly lacking in self-confidence                  
37. I sometimes feel that I am about to go to pieces             
38. I am entirely self-confident
 
1. I do not tire quickly
2. I am often sick to my stomach. [I am troubled by attacks of nausea.]
3. I am about as nervous as other people. [I believe I am no more nervous than most others.]
4. I have very few headaches.
5. I work under a great deal of strain. [I work under a great deal of tension.]
6. I cannot keep my mind on one thing.
7. I worry over money and business.
8. I frequently notice my hands shake when I try to do something.
9. I blush as often as others.
10. I have diarrhea (“the runs”) once a month or more.
11. I worry quite a bit over possible troubles. [I worry quite a bit over possible misfortunes.]
12. I practically never blush.
13. I am often afraid that I am going to blush.
14. I have nightmares every few nights.
15. My hands and feet are usually warm enough.
16. I sweat very easily even on cool days.
17. When embarrassed I often break out in a sweat which is very annoying. [Sometimes when embarrassed‚ I break out in a sweat which annoys me greatly.]
18. I do not often notice my heart pounding and I am seldom short of breath. [I hardly ever notice my heart pounding and I am seldom short of breath.]
19. I feel hungry most of the time.
20. Often my bowels don’t move for several days at a time. [I am very seldom troubled by constipation.]
21. I have a great deal of stomach trouble.
22. At times I lose sleep over worry. [I have had periods in which I lost sleep over worry.]
23. My sleep is restless and disturbed. [My sleep is fitful and disturbed.]
24. I often dream about things I don’t like to tell other people. [I dream frequently about things that are best kept to myself.]
25. I am easily embarrassed.
26. My feelings are hurt easier than most people. [I am more sensitive than other people.]
27. I often find myself worrying about something.[ I frequently find myself worrying about something.]
28. I wish I could be as happy as others. [I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be.]
29. I am usually calm and not easily upset.
30. I cry easily.
31. I feel anxious about something or someone almost all of the time.
32. I am happy most of the time.
33. It makes me nervous to have to wait.
34. At times I am so restless that I cannot sit in a chair for very long. [I have periods of such great restlessness that I cannot sit long in a chair.]
35. Sometimes I become so excited that I find it hard to get to sleep. [Sometimes I become so excited that I find it hard to get sleep.]
36. I have often felt that I faced so many difficulties I could not overcome them. [I have sometimes felt that difficulties were piling so high that I could not overcome them.]
37. At times I have been worried beyond reason about something that really did not matter. I must admit that I have at times been worried beyond reason over something that really did not matter.]
38. I do not have as many fears as my friends. [I have very few fears compared to my friends.]
39. I have been afraid of things or people that I know could not hurt me.
40. I certainly feel useless at times.
41. I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job.
42. I am more self-conscious than most people. [I am usually self-conscious.]
43. I am the kind of person who takes things hard. [I am inclined to take things hard.]
44. I am a very nervous person. [I am a high-strung person.]
45. Life is often a strain for me. [Life is a strain for me much of the time.]
46. At times I think I am no good at all.
47. I am not at all confident of myself. [I am certainly lacking in self-confidence.]
48. At times I feel that I am going to crack up. [I sometimes feel that I am about to go to pieces.]
49. I don’t like to face a difficulty or make an important decision. [I shrink from facing a crisis or difficulty.]
50. I am very confident of myself. [I am entirely self-confident.]
 
Chronic anxiety or worry‚ increased physiological reactivity‚ sleep disturbances associated with inner strain‚ sense of personal inadequacy‚ and motor tension
 
 
 
True‚ False
True: items 4‚ 5‚ 7‚ 8‚ 10‚ 12‚ 13‚ 15‚ 17‚ 18‚ 19‚ 20‚ 21‚ 22‚ 24‚ 26‚ 27‚ 28‚ 29‚ 31‚ 32‚ 33‚ 34‚ 35‚ 36‚ and 37
False: items 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ 11‚ 14‚ 16‚ 23‚ 25‚ 30‚ and 38
 
 

Taylor‚ Janet‚ A‚.(1953). A Personality Scale of Manifest Anxiety. The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology‚ 48(2)‚ Apr 1953‚ 285-290.

Swang‚ John I. (1974)‚ The “AAA Syndrome”: Relationships Between Alienation‚ Anxiety and Aggression. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. PhD Dissertation