Social Phobia: An introduction to the problem
When you’re in front of the others, you feel a lot of embarrassment, tremble and your hands sweat? Do you think you’re going to look like a fool for the umpteenth time and you won’t act normally ? You gave up many of the things you did because of shame?
If answering to these simple questions you recognized yourself, it is worth to read till the end of this short article about social phobia, because it could change the cards on the table. In the following lines we will talk about how a rather widespread problem works, and how a cognitive psychotherapy can help you solve it.
Social phobia: What are we talking about?
The central feature of social phobia is the fear of being judged by others while performing an action or an activity. These actions may be the most varied, such as eating in presence of strangers, talking on the phone while you are on the bus, ask for coffee at the bar, etc.
Those who suffer from social phobia fear to make a bad figure because they have in mind the purpose of always keeping a good image in front of others. The uncertainty in always being able to give a good impression and not to show themselves clumsy or embarrassed makes it possible to feel a stronger anxiety and a sense of threat whenever it is necessary to make that particular action.
As often happens in the case of phobic problems, the most immediate and simple way out of the threat is avoidance.
The phobic person tries not to get in touch with what he considers dangerous and thus obtains an immediate relief from anxiety and concern.
But this solution has big long-term limits. To find out how to solve the problem click here.