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5 Regular Things Socially Anxious People Struggle With

Different people have difficulties with different situations. What you don’t even pay attention to can be highly problematic or worrisome to someone else, and vice versa. Here are five social behaviors and situations that people with social anxiety struggle to accept as perfectly fine.

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  • August 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    As I read through each of the points, a knot in my stomach formed. I recognized that after the hundreds of articles I have read about what condition might sum up my troubles, this one hits it right on the Head!
    The hardest to read was the one on a lack of mental barriers that keep us dependent on others. After a really difficult divorce in 2010 (acute rejection!!!), I have only just begun to let go of this dependency and vicious cycle.
    Ouch!!! The truth hurts, but it helps for continued growth.

    • August 17, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I’m glad to hear that you found value in this article, even though it also elicited some unpleasant feelings and realizations. Growth can be really painful and uncomfortable sometimes.

      All the best!

  • October 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This article hit home with me also. I grew up in a controlling environment. When I was 7, I lost sight in my right eye. My dad was overly sympathetic, my mom told me to get over it and don’t worry about the testing I received. This has made me socially anxious, as I’m sure everyone is judging me on my scarred eye. I’m 67, and hesitant to meet new people as I’m sure they’re thinking I’m hideous. Mean time I’ve lost my voice to spasmodic dysphonia and have trouble communicating.


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