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As blushing diffuses the likelihood of negative evaluations (and thus potential rejection) when an individual’s status in a valued group is in jeopardy, people who are particularly concerned with others’ evaluations and with their social relationships should be prone to blush.
Author of Tool:
Leary, M. R.
Primary use / Purpose:
Measures an individual’s propensity for blushing.
Blushing Propensity Scale
Indicate how often you feel yourself blush in each of the following situations using the scale below:
- 1 = I NEVER feel myself blush in this situation.
- 2 = I RARELY feel myself blush in this situation.
- 3 = I OCCASIONALLY feel myself blush in this situation.
- 4 = I OFTEN feel myself blush in this situation.
- 5 = I ALWAYS feel myself blush in this situation.
- When a teacher calls on me in class
- When talking to someone about a personal topic
- When I'm embarrassed
- When I'm introduced to someone I don't know
- When I've been caught doing something improper or shameful
- When I'm the center of attention
- When a group of people sings "Happy Birthday" to me
- When I'm around someone I want to impress
- When talking to a teacher or boss
- When speaking in front of a group of people
- When someone looks me right in the eye
- When someone pays me a compliment
- When I've looked stupid or incompetent in front of others
- When I'm talking to a member of the other sex