Category Archives for Social Anxiety

Are People With Social Anxiety “Weak Minded?”

One of my favourite quotes is from Albert Camus, a French philosopher: “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” It neatly sums up the frustration with social anxiety: you have a very real, very serious anxiety that greatly affects your life…but your efforts to hide it make people think there’s nothing […]

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Why “Stop Caring What People Think” Is Terrible Advice If You Have Social Anxiety

Imagine a man walks into a doctor’s office complaining of knee pain. The doctor listens intently to his problems and symptoms. Then, after carefully considering the potential causes, he tells the patient: “My best advice to you is…stop having knee pain.” And the patient replies “ah, great idea! Thanks for your help!” Sounds crazy, right? […]

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