In summary, social anxiety can take control of your life — your health, your happiness, and your potential.
But you can take back control though awareness, confidence, and action.
Social anxiety is not to be confused with terms such as shyness, introversion, a-sociality, anti-sociality, and anti-social personality disorder. Shyness naturally resolves itself overtime, however SA must be consciously worked on in order to overcome.
There is no “cure” for social anxiety disorder, but steps you can take to minimize the discomfort. Never feel ashamed of your SAD or feel like you need to hide it. The more open you are about it, especially with a partner or friends/family, the more harmony in the long-run. Be proud of your uniqueness and let your challenges make you stronger.
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