“Social anxiety is a discomfort or a fear when a person is in social interactions that involve a concern about being judged or evaluated by others. It is typically characterized by an intense fear of what others are thinking about them (specifically fear of embarrassment, criticism, or rejection), which results in the individual feeling insecure, not good enough for other people, and/or the assumption that peers will automatically reject them.” – Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1qYHR3
Social anxiety can be very difficult to overcome, but here are ten steps that will help you to do just that:
- Overcome Shyness
- Overcome Social Phobia
- Being Yourself Socially
- Making Eye Contact
- Meeting People
- Conversation Starter
- Master Small Talk
- Express Your Opinion
- Speaking in Groups
- “I’m OK, You’re OK”
Learn how to calm anxious thoughts and feelings before you meet new people and when you are in their company.
Stop being ultra self conscious by training your brain to switch off its social anxiety response.
Lose the mask and express yourself more naturally in conversation.
Unconsciously know how to use the right amount of eye contact and other non verbal signals to show your interest in others.
Get back into the habit of meeting people and enjoy healthy relationships with them.
Start conversations successfully by building rapport and creating a positive first impression.
Small talk smooths the way for big talk and helps you through difficult social occasions.
Leave the frustration and powerlessness of not expressing your opinion behind and start being better understood and appreciated as people listen to what you have to say.
Step out of the shadows and into the conversation by making regular, valuable contributions to group discussions.
A useful model of how people interact, to ensure you communicate on the right level.