What are the 'symptoms' of social anxiety?

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PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

They are different for different people. If you think you are suffering from it, see your doctor. If you have a friend, take them to their doctor.

If you are feeling nervous in social situations, welcome to being human.

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear Lilly Gray,

There is now a Social Anxiety Institute...

"When anticipatory anxiety, worry, indecision, depression, embarrassment, feelings of inferiority, and self-blame are involved across most life situations, a generalized form of social anxiety is at work."

https://socialanxietyinstitute.org/what-is-social-anxiety

Just some food for thought...sixty years ago, had that institute been around, I myself would 100% certainly have been diagnosed with it. And I am SO glad I just lived my own life, as is, without the interference of that diagnosis ...but each of us is individual, our needs unique.

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Woof Woofy answered

its different for everyone.. I have social anxiety.. Mainly because i feel inferior towards everyone (i feel low about myself compared to others and not good enough to have friends), and i feel different from most because of my learning disability. (mainly panic when someone tries to socialize with me. depending on the person).. 

my shyness towards people doesn't help either.. But once i open up to someone.. I can be outgoing and thats a side  most don't see.. Its almost impossible for me to make friends in real life.

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