Self-Help

10 Reasons Social Anxiety Makes You Depressed

This is going to be a depressing article. But if you’re reading this, then chances are you’re already depressed. Hey, it’s not your fault. Social anxiety gives you a lot to be depressed about. Scientists have found that SA early in life often leads to depression later on: A possible link between social anxiety and earlier onset of major depression has been reported in ...
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10 Introvert Myths Invented By Shy People

It’s haaard to be an introvert in our modern society. 😉 Everything from our schools, to workplaces, to the “heroes” you see on TV… all seem to promote being a loud extrovert as the ideal for everyone. So in the past few years, there’s been a reaction to this mainstream “extrovert ideal.” With an explosion of online articles and books about ...
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Is Being Shy Bad? The Answer Will Surprise You…

Let me guess: you’re reading this page because you’re a shy person. And you have some questions like… Is shyness a bad thing? Do people think there’s something wrong about being shy? Or is it perfectly normal? Should you accept that shyness is the way you are and try to live with it? Or should you try to change it ...
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Is Shyness Genetic?

If you are wondering “Is shyness genetic?” then you need to read every word of this article. On this page I’ll reveal to you what the REAL cause of shyness is and if it is possible for you to ever stop being shy. The short answer to the question is that shyness isn’t genetic in the sense that it is ...
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Overcoming Social Fears Through Progressive Desensitization

Let’s get right down to it, what exactly do you need to do to overcome social fears like shyness or social anxiety? Well, it starts by facing fear. People usually are shy or socially anxious because they avoid the situations they are uncomfortable in. They run away from fear. Do you ever: Try to avoid talking to someone you are ...
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Coping With Social Anxiety: 2 Sure-Fire Techniques That Work

Coping With Social Anxiety: 2 Sure-Fire Techniques That Work It’s the moment of truth. You know you have to finally face your fears and go into a scary social situation. The question is: how can you cope with your social anxiety so it doesn’t overwhelm you? I remember when I had social anxiety. I would avoid most social situations whenever possible. ...
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“Am I Shy?”… These 4 Shyness Tests Will Show You

Are you not really sure if you are shy? Are you looking for an online shyness test or shyness quiz? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, I’ve found the top shyness tests online and reviewed them to see how effective they are. I found many quizzes online that were not accurate or just put up as ...
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Do You Stay Inside Alone At Home All Day?

If you look at any forums for people with social anxiety, they are usually full of depressed people who… Stay inside their home  for days at a time unless they absolutely need to go out. Have stopped taking showers for the past few weeks and say they’re starting to look like a hermit. Haven’t gone out to socialize for months ...
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Are You Secretive and Withdrawn?

Do you keep to yourself a lot? Do you think if people knew what you actually did 24 hours a day, they would look down on you? If so, then you’re not alone. Back when I had social anxiety, I remember being very secretive about my life and what I did in my spare time. I thought if someone found ...
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