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Exposure: how to do it


Rob’s Fear Ladder

Rob has social anxiety and feels uncomfortable talking to girls. Learn about Rob’s story!


Goal: Talk to a girl in my English class

Situation Fear Rating
Tell her about my weekend plans 10
Ask her about her upcoming plans for the weekend 9
Ask her what she did on the weekend 8
Ask her a general question (for example, "When is the project for English due?") 7
Smile at her in the hallway 6
Say "bye" to her after class 5
Make eye contact and say "hi" to her 4

Check out this video of Rob facing his fears!

*Rob is also afraid to ask and answer questions in class. He can make a separate fear ladder to face that fear.