I’ve done a lot of research on anxiety and stress for Self Help Daily as well as my mental fitness blog, Out of Bounds. One thing that fascinates me with anxiety is there is no one size fits all type of hat you can place on everyone’s anxious head. I think that people who approach anxiety that way are as dangerous as the ones who say, “Oh, just breath and get over it.”
Each individual has their own triggers, as well as their own manner of coping with their anxiety. Social anxiety is a huge deal for a lot of people. I often think that most of us, at least to some extent, have at least some degree of social anxiety. While I have zero problem dealing with people face-to-face or in e-mail… I get a knot in my stomach anytime I have to talk to someone outside of the family on the phone.
I have no idea why, but I simply do not like it. AT ALL. In fact, I will do just about everything to get out of the situation – and I’ve always been that way.
The infographic below does a beautiful job of explaining the signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder. It also blows the lid off of a few myths surrounding this anxiety and, best of all, gives you some advice on coping with your own social anxiety.
Source: Fix.com Blog
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~ Joi (Joy)