Social Anxiety Symptoms
People with social anxiety disorders know that the thoughts they have in their head are irrational but they can’t seem to get them out of their head. There is a long list of social anxiety symptoms but more interesting are the triggers which include:
- Being introduced/ Meeting new people
- Being the center of attention
- Being watched at when doing something even Eating or drinking in public
- Making small talk / Going on dates / Speaking up in a meeting
- Attending parties or other social gatherings
Now that we know what may trigger social phobia we’ll move on to the symptoms. There are 2 types of social anxiety symptoms; Physical symptoms and emotional / psychological ones.
Psychological/Emotional social anxiety symptoms include:
- Worrying too much about upcoming social events or gatherings
- Intimidating fear of being watched at by other people especially ones who you don’t know
- Self consciousness in many everyday situations including when drinking alcohol
- Unrealistic fear of humiliation or embarrassing yourself
- Introductive thoughts of people noticing that you are nervous
- Avoiding / making excuses not to attend social situations in a way that disrupts your life and makes you feel bad
Physical symptoms of social anxiety disorder include:
- Pounding heart or tight chest
- Shaky voice
- Rapid breathing
- Sweating or hot flashes
- Upset stomach, nausea
- Dry mouth
- Trembling or shaking
- Muscle tension
- Dizziness, feeling faint
- Clammy hands
If you are familiar with panic attacks then you’ll notice that social anxiety symptoms are somewhat similar in nature. Many people who suffer from panic disorders or anxiety may develop social phobia and the reason for this is because the constantly search for a way to avoid these horrible attacks and may even avoid social situations.
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