Social anxiety is a serious problem that affects many people. When you feel unable to connect with others and you sense a high degree of anxiety coming up whenever you are in a crowd or in some situation where a lot of people pay attention to you (like in class or at your workplace), then you might be suffering from social anxiety.
However, as most experts will tell you, it’s better to be sure than to suppose. So here are some of the top most crucial symptoms of social anxiety that you should look out for, before assuming that you have it:
- You might have a strong fear of situation in which you could be judged by others.
- Another symptom is an intense fear of interacting with other people or talking to them.
- If you have social anxiety, then in time you might develop actual physical symptoms that show it, including trembling, sweating or having panic attacks in situations where you’re in a crowd or close to strangers.
- When you spend a lot of time after a social situation analyzing your actions and trying to figure out whether the other person judged you, that’s also a pretty good sign.
- Actually avoiding situations or events that could put you under the spotlight and get people’s attention to be on you is also a clear symptom that you might have social anxiety and need to seek social anxiety therapy help to alleviate that stress.