Anxiety is a disorder that disturbs your normal life and also leads to loss of self confidence. A person feels helpless when it comes to socializing and feels like he/she cannot adjust to the world outside. Let us learn about the feelings and causes of social anxiety.
Restricts from leading a normal life
The person who suffers from social anxiety feels like the life is limited for them as they feel they cannot engage in some common activities that others can do easily. They feel helpless and due to lack of confidence they feel trapped and stuck.
We get trapped because of our thoughts followed by our actions and this leads to problems in our life that we are unable to handle, rather don’t know how to handle them.
Depression due to failures
We recall events where we failed badly and keep thinking about it over and over again. We keep thinking about incidences like a bad date, failed public presentation, missed opportunity etc. these things keep hindering our minds and feeling of failure and defeat keep coming again and again leading to severe anxiety.
Predicting negative about upcoming events
We start assuming about events that are going to take place in near future too much. We predict negatively regarding the results of the event. This causes anxiety for a couple of weeks just worrying about what will happen in the upcoming event. Worry adds to more worry and it results in vicious cycle. The more we worry; it creates more problems in our future.
Hesitation, uncertainty and lack of self confidence
We all normally suffer from low-esteem. We try to avoid certain situations in our lives and hold back instead of facing them or trying them. We also avoid conversations with others and avoid some situations where we are scared of getting rejected or being criticized by others. The fear that arises thinking about disapproval keeps us away from socializing and due to such habit of avoiding others we don’ t get enough experience of staying with others.
Social anxiety causes too much of botheration about how we are acting and what we do when we are with others. We feel that we are scanned and judged negatively all the time by others. This results in paying a lot of attention to self and we start thinking how others are going to notice us. For example we start thinking how we walk and do it looks funny. Is anyone looking at me and this avoids us to enjoy life and the moment.
Centre of Attraction Fear
Being centre of attraction is the common symptom of social anxiety. The idea of giving any kind of presentation in front of even a small group of people makes us feel low and we get scared. The anxiety builds in us and we start thinking that even others will notice it. The symptoms are shaking of legs and hands, blushing, sweating, neck twitches, and voice weakening.