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“Just” Be Social: Overcome Social Anxiety At the Drop Of A Hat!

Yes, I’m being sarcastic here, folks. You can’t overcome social anxiety at the drop of a hat by “just” deciding to suddenly “be social”.

And Emily McLain over at emclainable knows this.

Every once in awhile, I find a great webcomic that I identify with so strongly that all I can do is wave my pointer finger at the screen and yell “This!” to no one in particular.

And so…

THIS:

"Just" Be Social: Overcome Social Anxiety At the Drop Of A Hat!

(If you’re having trouble reading the text, you can click the image to make it larger.)

This second one reminds me of the time my friend’s Russian grandmother spoke to me in complicated Russian, very slowly, assuming that I’d magically be able to interpret her Russian that way.

"Just" Be Social: Overcome Social Anxiety At the Drop Of A Hat!

You can check out the rest of Emily’s comics here on her Tumblr account. As of right now, these are the only two she’s got that are related to social anxiety, but I hope she draws more. Please? Pretty please, Emily?

“Just” Be Social: Overcome Social Anxiety At the Drop Of A Hat!


Summer Beretsky

Summer Beretsky enjoys writing about her experiences with anxiety, panic, and Paxil. She had her first panic attack as an undergrad at Lycoming College and plenty more while she worked toward her M.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware. She contributes to the World of Psychology blog here on PsychCentral and has written for the Los Angeles Times. You can follow her on Twitter @summerberetsky.


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Beretsky, S. (2013). “Just” Be Social: Overcome Social Anxiety At the Drop Of A Hat!. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 18, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/panic/2013/06/just-be-social-overcome-social-anxiety-at-the-drop-of-a-hat/

 

Last updated: 7 Jun 2013
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