This is what social anxiety feels like

This is what social anxiety feels like

Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. It can affect your work, school, and day-to-day activities.

If you feel any of these descriptions below, the emotions may be keeping you from living your life. Seek advise from a professional doctor or therapist. There are ways to treat social anxiety, it just takes a few steps to help you cope and lessen symptoms. 

Do you ever feel this way? This is what social anxiety feels like:

  • Feeling extreme stress and fear in social situations
  • Rehearsing what you will say in your head
  • Being extremely aware of how you behave
  • Not showing your true self
  • Making excuses to skip meetings and gatherings
  • Avoiding spaces where you can't easily hide
  • Reliving social experiences you feel shame about
  • Assuming people think poorly about you
  • Avoiding asking people for help when needed
  • Reading into too many non-verbal cues

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