Essentially, social anxiety is a fear of social situations. Often this is due to the perceived outcome. Someone who has a great degree of social anxiety does not have to fear every type of social situation. It may be specific e.g. speaking to their manager at work.
Below are 5 tips on how to deal with, or even get rid of, social anxiety. Of course, I am not able to diagnose people and these may not work for everybody. People with very high levels of social anxiety should visit the doctor.
Don’t let it be your identity
It is most upsetting when I hear people say that “my anxiety is really bad.” It suggests that the person believes that anxiety is a part of them. It is theirs. In saying this, you fool yourself into thinking that it is yours. If this example isn’t clear enough, consider the following two:
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