Imagine walking in to a party alone and you don’t know what to do. You’re afraid to talk to anyone, and you don’t even know how to approach them and start a conversation. Maybe you have social anxiety. But don’t worry; most people also have it, and each have different issues and battles they are facing. You are not alone.
If you think no one can really understand what you’re going through, here are 8 common things most people with social anxiety can relate to:
It takes a while before you accept a friend’s invite to a party
Then you just always come up with a lot of excuses to not go.
Your idea of a perfect Friday night is chilling by your bed with laptop and food
It’s Netflix and chill—literally.
You find it hard to speak your mind during group meetings
Especially when you’re not comfortable being with these people.
You hate it when there are a lot of people in the room
And all of them have different conversations. “Take me out of here!”
You always experience physical reactions in most uncomfortable social situations
Faster heartbeat, uncollected thoughts… they’re making you feel insane. Worse, some people around you can see it in your face.
You hate doing and taking phone calls
But if you have no choice, you tend to write down your lines first.
Embarrassing moments haunt you for days
And it will also take days of consoling yourself to get over it.
Stage fright is common to you
People are all eyes on you while you speak, and you cringe even just by the idea of it.
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