Fear of negative evaluation scale (FNE)

The Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (FNE; Watson & Friend‚ 1969) is awidely used measure that assesses various dimensions of social-evaluativeanxiety (e.g.‚ distress‚ avoidance‚ expectations)
FNE
Instructions: read each of the following statements carefully and in each case indicate whether or not the statement applies to you by circling either “T” for true or “F” for false.
There are no right or wrong answers‚ and no trick questions. Please answer every question‚ even if you are not completely sure of the answer.
1. I rarely worry about seeming foolish to others
T F
2. I worry about what people will think of me even when I know it doesn’t make any difference
T F
3. I become tense and jittery if I know someone is sizing me up
T F
4. I am unconcerned even if I know people are forming an unfavourable impression of me
T F
5. I feel very upset when I commit some social error
T F
6. The opinions that important people have of me cause me little concern
T F
7. I am often afraid that I may look ridiculous or make a fool of myself
T F
8. I react very little when other people disapprove of me.
T F
9. I am frequently afraid of other people noticing my shortcomings.
T F
10. The disapproval of others would have little effect on me.
T F
11. If someone is evaluating me I tend to expect the worst.
T F
12. I rarely worry about what kind of impression I am making on someone.
T F
13. I am afraid that others will not approve of me.
T F
14. I am afraid that people will find fault with me.
T F
15. Other people’s opinions of me do not bother me.
T F
16. I am not usually upset if I do not please someone
T F
17. When I am talking to someone‚ I worry about what they may be thinking about me
T F
18. I feel that you can’t help making social errors sometimes‚ so why worry about it.
T F
19. I am usually worried about what kind of impression I make.
T F
20. I worry a lot about what my superiors think of me.
T F
21. If I know someone is judging me‚ it has little effect on me.
T F
22. I worry that others will think I am not worthwhile.
T F
23. I worry very little about what others may think of me.
T F
24. Sometimes I think I am too concerned with what other people think of me.
T F
25. I often worry that I will say or do the wrong things
T F
26. I am often indifferent to the opinion others have of me.
T F
27. I am usually confident that others will have a favourable impression of me.
T F
28. I often worry that people who are important won’t think very much of me.
T F
29. I brood about the opinions my friends have about me.
T F
30. I become tense and jittery if I know I am being judged by my superiors.
T F
Watson and Friend (1969) developed the FNE concurrently with the SocialAvoidance and Distress Scale (SAD) to assess individuals’ experience of distressand discomfort in interpersonal interactions.

Watson‚ D.‚ & Friend‚ R. (1969). Measurement of social-evaluative anxiety. Journal of Consultingand Clinical Psychology‚ 33‚ 448–457