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Social Anxiety

19 March 2019

The Huffington Post recently wrote an article which highlighted social anxiety and certain aspects of people who experience this wanted more people to know about. The Social Anxiety Institute defines social anxiety as the fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, self-consciousness, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression.

The article outlined key points such as social anxiety as being more than the common misconception of just experiencing shyness, or appearing to be rude/distant and that it’s a long term struggle which can be physically debilitating for people. Therefore, this article wanted to provide greater awareness of social anxiety and provide people with an increased understanding from first-hand accounts of those indicating signs such as cancelling plans, refusing invitations and general social interaction avoidance. 

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