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What is social anxiety or social phobia?   

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Muneeb Zafar
@Muneeb.Zafar · Posted 08 Sep. 2020


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Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 09 Sep. 2020

Social anxiety is like general anxiety but you get anxious around crowds, people you do not know, or around people, you do not feel comfortable with. I have social anxiety and I often get shakey, sweaty hands because I get overly nervous around new people.


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Ryan M 
@RyanM · Posted 09 Sep. 2020

I have social anxiety as well. It's just anxiety towards social situations and people. I only have problems when I meet new people. But with friends, family and colleagues I have no problems. 

One thing I have is fumbling with words. I get anxious when meeting someone new. So I often flub my words. 


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Sarfraz Ali
@Sarfraz.Ali · Posted 10 Sep. 2020

To describe it precisely , I'd say that anytime where you feel that you're going to be evaluated socially is where social anxiety plays out. It sparks with the inclusion of new people in life ,you might see some major resistance.I think social anxiety is the chore belief that people are dangerous, and won't be kind towards you. Social anxiety is often misdiagnosed or mistaken for something else. It would be fair to say that anxiety is at the root of mental illness especially with an anxiety disorder.


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Joe Waiganjo
@Techy.Rack · Posted 10 Sep. 2020

Social anxiety and social phobia are often used interchangeably. But there is some distinction between social anxiety and social phobia, specifically in the situations that trigger stress responses. Social phobia refers to the fear of being scrutinized and judged while performing some type of task in public, while social anxiety describes feelings of intense nervousness and self-consciousness that sufferers experience during one-on-one meetings or group social gatherings. The symptoms of both are now included under the umbrella of social anxiety disorder, which is the official diagnosis for people who suffer from excess social anxiety in a broad variety of situations.


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