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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety


Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is an anxiety disorder that can cripple the mind into thinking that there is a clear and present danger when exposed to normal social gatherings or environments.  This anxiety involves the unreasonable condition that everyone is watching, talking, or laughing at you, even if they are people you have good report with.

Unreasonable Expectations

A person with social uneasiness is always thinking he or she will commit errors, look terrible, and be humiliated or embarrassed before others. The trepidation may be aggravated by an absence of social abilities or involvement in social activities/conversations. The uneasiness can incorporate with a fit of anxiety. As an after effect of the social anxiety, the individual bares certain social circumstances in unreasonable misery or may maintain a strategic distance from them to prevent critique. Furthermore, individuals with this issue regularly endure “expectant” nervousness – the pre-emptive anxiousness of a circumstance before it even happens – for quite a long time or weeks before the occasion. Much of the time, the individual is mindful that the apprehension is outlandish, yet is not able to overcome it.  Truly a war with one’s own mind.

Individuals with social anxiety behavior experience the ill effects of bad decision-making skills, including false convictions about social circumstances and the negative conclusions of others. Without treatment, social uneasiness can ruin all the important foundations of one’s life, like employment, education, relationships, and of course, physical well-being.


Individuals with a social anxiety issue may be anxious about a particular circumstance, for example, talking out in the open. Notwithstanding, the vast majority with social anxiety issues fear more than one social circumstance. Different circumstances that ordinarily incite uneasiness include:

  • Public eating or drinking
  • Group projects
  • Leading or giving directions
  • Waiting in line with crowds
  • Participating in team sports
  • Showing empathy in public spaces

It is not uncommon for social anxiety to be paired with other low-mood illnesses, like depression, OCD, or learning disorders like ADD.  It can often be difficult to treat social anxiety because it is not seen as the underlying cause for these symptoms at first glance.

Getting Help

You shouldn’t feel alone, if you have social anxiety, it’s the second most common form of anxiety in the States, with more than 19 million people who suffer from it.  It can be caused by a vary of different reasons, starting with your environment.  Those who have social anxiety are responding unreasonably to their current environment, but their previous environment could be why they arrived in such a state.

A traumatic event in one’s childhood can sometimes be why they act so guarded and apprehensive around others. This affects the mind by programming it to always be in “fight or flight” mode, which is not only unnecessary, but unhealthy.

If you think or feel you are struggling with social anxiety or any other mental-emotional health issue, it’s probably best to speak to a Mental Health Awareness Coach so we can advise you on the best course of action and treatment for you and your particular symptoms. We provide complimentary, confidential phone consultations for all inquiries.

It’s important realise that there are Advanced Mind Coaching Solutions that can provide permanent freedom from anxiety in 2 to 4 sessions.

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