Social anxiety is the fear that people face when they are in social situations and have to interact with other people. It is marked by the intense fear of being embarrassed, criticised, or humiliated, even in everyday situations.
To understand social anxiety, think of it as a fear of being negatively judged and scrutinized by the people. It is a chronic, pervasive condition that does not go away on its own and causes anxiety and affects almost all areas of a person's life.
Though it is normal to feel nervous in different social situations of life, such as giving a presentation for the first time in front of a lot of people, getting nervous around someone you are attracted to, or going on a date, social anxiety is different from normal nervousness. Because in social anxiety, everyday interactions cause significant self-consciousness, fear, anxiety, and embarrassment.
Social anxiety disorder is also named as social phobia and may lead people to avoidance of social activities and people that can disrupt a person’s life.
A person with social anxiety disorder face emotional and triggering symptoms. The emotional symptoms include;
Symptoms of Social Anxiety
• High levels of fear,
• Excessive sweating,
• Racing heart,
• Muscle twitches,
• Blushing, and
• Dysmorphia concerning a part of their body (generally the face).
In such conditions, people perceive themselves irrationally, negatively, and become self-critical. The triggering symptoms may occur when the person in is these situations, i.e., the centre of attention, introduced to new people, observed or watched while doing something, meeting other peoples’ eyes, talking to new people, and to say something in a public, formal situation.
1. Social phobia prevents you from enjoying and living your life peacefully. You avoid situations that are common and normal for other people. Such thoughts affect both your personal and professional life.
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2. When you avoid all or most social situations, it affects your relationships. You might not be able to make friends and stay in touch with your family members; as a result, you lack people whom you can rely on and might go into depression and may even become alcoholic.
3. When you don’t have the courage to face people, then there are more chances of you being jobless because work means to interact with people for business purposes. If you are a student, then you feel shy to ask questions, give presentations, and participate in group activities; thus, all of this affects your academic career as well.
4. Furthermore, if you have any other common illness or problems such as family difficulties and challenges or substance abuse, it can lead to more adverse effects.
Depression and anxiety are the most common mental disorder in the UK, with 4-10% of people experiencing depression in their lifetime. Therefore, treating your social anxiety is the only way if you wish to gain confidence, be able to interact with people, and enjoy a fulfilling life.
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