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Understanding your social anxiety better

There are ways to assess how serious your social fear is and to examine its particular underlying causes. The following list of questions will help to clarify this – Has the fear fettered you and limited your capacity to make friends? Can you list the reality and the details of

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Toxic shame is always part of social anxiety.

In the case of social fear the depression and anxiety are often accompanied by toxic shame, which is very often the basis of this condition. Some researchers, however, also theorize that social fear is a social issue rather than a personal one. That is true insofar as people with social

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Social anxiety has different components

Gillian Butler correctly sums up the components of social fear as thinking and behaviour, with physical and emotional symptoms. Thinking symptoms include consciousness of other people’s opinion of you, lack of concentration, focusing on yourself and worrying about what might go wrong. Behavioural symptoms might be avoiding social occasions, mumbling,

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Negative beliefs drive social anxiety

The negative self-view, mentioned in the previous blog, is also reflected in a number of assumptions that fearful people have about themselves and about social behaviour. In his article, A Cognitive Perspective on Social Phobia, David Clark sees three divisions in such assumptions – unreasonably high standards for social performance,

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