Is Your Social Anxiety Keeping You Unemployed?

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One of the most difficult challenges for people who have social anxiety is finding employment or getting a job that they like. For many, just the idea of going to work and meeting with a boss becomes a nightmare and … Continue reading

An Extreme Fear of Disapproval

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We often have an extreme “fear of disapproval” from others, especially those of us who have social anxiety or social phobia. This can often be driven by our evolutionary history (our ancestors depended on social approval from members of their … Continue reading

Radical Implosion: Why You Should Embarrass Yourself On Purpose

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Can embarrassing yourself on purpose be good for your social anxiety? “Radical implosion” is an extreme form of therapy that plays off of this idea. It’s a type of therapy where you put yourself in very intimidating situations so that … Continue reading

How Often Do You Play Out Conversations In Your Head?

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How often do you play out conversations in your head? Most people do it quite frequently. And if you have social anxiety or depression, you probably feel like you do it way too much Sometimes, we play out actual conversations … Continue reading

Your Presence is a Gift – And Other Positive Thoughts When Meeting New People

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It’s perfectly natural and normal for many people to feel anxiety when first meeting someone new – whether it’s a guy or girl at a bar, a new boss or coworker, a new friend of a friend, or even just … Continue reading