Social anxiety and self-esteem ”I have anxiety in the company of other people”
Social anxiety is about feeling nervous in the company of other people. Most of us have felt nervous sometimes in a social situation. It is about a fear of making a fool of yourself in front of other people or appearing insecure, boring, different etc. As I have described several times before, our behaviors in situations when we feel nervous lead to more anxiety in the long run.
Social anxiety can also lead to depression. The social anxiety can lead to the fact that you avoid social situations more and more which can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation.
If you have social anxiety, first of all it is important that you see that there is a way of dealing with this problem successfully. Try to analyze where it started and what behaviors you have had that has made the problems worse. If you have problems with social anxiety, you probably have problems with your self-esteem. Social anxiety is about fear of not being good enough in fron of others, fear of not being liked by others which probably in fact is about that you don´t think that you are good enough in general.
To be continued…
Cognitive Behavior Psychologist Monica Emanell