Self-care Sunday ~ Social anxiety

Awareness: The scale

Social anxiety affects people are varying intensities, or “a scale” from slightly inconvenient to life-threatening.

  1. Moderate to extreme debilitation in high-stake social situations (such as tests, interviews, public speaking, etc.)
  2. Moderate debilitation in specific social situations, mild symptoms on a daily basis.
  3. Extreme debilitation in specific social situations, mild to moderate symptoms on a daily basis.
  4. Extreme debilitation on a daily basis, certain situations more triggering than others.
  5. Extreme debilitation in every single social situation on a daily basis.

There’s also a good chance you don’t fit one single number, but you slide around the scale depending on other circumstances.

6 thoughts on “Self-care Sunday ~ Social anxiety

  1. Thanks, these are some great tips. It’s also interesting that being “mean, rude, or sassy” can be a manifestation of social anxiety. Knowing that will help me think twice before jumping to the conclusion that someone is just obnoxious.

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    1. Yes! In some cases they might just be obnoxious haha but I definitely know cases when a person uses that as a defense mechanism for their social anxiety and can be due to paranoia of being judged or picked on. It doesn’t mean it’s excusable, but it can help you understand better.

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