It’s no secret that life with social anxiety is difficult, but what makes it even more difficult is when people perceive us as “just shy.”
Be a guest in your own home.
Go inward. It sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes you need to dig into your psyche in order to be okay getting out of your own head.
YouTuber Jessie Paege Explains What It REALLY Means To Have Social Anxiety, Because It’s Not Just Binging Netflix And Hating Everyone
People tend to equate social anxiety with wanting to be alone, but truth is that a lot of people with social anxiety want to be part of social situations. Unfortunately, it just isn’t that easy for them.
Avoidance of social interactions and intimate relationships. Excessive feelings of low self-esteem, shame and inadequacy. Withdrawal from situations where one is likely to be criticized. Hypersensitivity to rejection. These are just some of the traits of Avoidant Personality Disorder. But it goes beyond just anxiety or shyness.
We are our own worst enemies. And when we fail or get broken hearted, we blame it on ourselves and put ourselves down to the extreme. We are our own worst critiques and tell ourselves truly terrible things. To say we have low self-esteem would be an understatement.