Personal Narrative: My Experience With Social Anxiety

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I’m sweating, shaking, contemplating running, going to the bathroom and hoping I get to be alone, anything. All I have to do is talk to the teacher and I’m losing it. Social anxiety is very serious and for years I struggled with the fact that I was extremely lacking in social skills and could barely talk to even my closest friends at times. Social anxiety is the condition of having an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. This condition haunted me from being awful in relationships to not joining a club I would love because I thought everyone would judge me and look down on me. I thought every action I committed to would negatively affect me and my only comfort was being alone, in my room, just video games and I. During my freshman …show more content…
This was an unhealthy mindset that needed to change. So I stopped caring. I would be the first one to start a conversation with a stranger even if I didn’t need to. I would join a club and interact with others there with the thought in my mind that they were all here for the same reason as I. Of course, I was still nervous. Extremely nervous. But I just forced myself to ignore it no matter what and to keep on being what I wanted to be. That is one of the most important things for people with social anxiety to realize when trying to fix their problem and that is having to see one’s self without being nervous and aim to become that …show more content…
Since adventuring into the world of social skills, I have been much happier and have gained a lot of confidence that I was lacking during the worst of the social anxiety. However, it isn’t all perfect yet as I do suffer from some symptoms like I struggle in relationships and do still get fairly nervous. I do plan on continuing trying to improve this and am happy with my results so far. As long as I do not sweat and shake every time I have to talk out loud, I know I am on the road to defeating social

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