“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
To experience self-consciousness, nervousness, or withdrawal from one’s peers at certain times, are acceptable feelings. Any person can have a racing heart, sweaty palms, or a fluttering stomach every now and then when trying out new things, asking someone out, or simply giving a class presentation (Anxiety UK, 2013).‘Social anxiety’,another word for social phobia,is the feeling of discomfort when a person is in social exchanges that involveconcerns about being judged or evaluated by others (Jacobs, 2013). Underlying social anxiety disorder or social phobia is the fear of being scrutinized, judged, or embarrassed in public. Some people experience anxiety or nervousness in most social and performance situations, a condition known asgeneralized social anxiety disorder. For other people who experience social phobia, anxiety is connected with specific social situations, such as speaking to strangers, eating at restaurants, or going to parties (Social Anxiety Support, 2013). Contrary to fact, people with social phobia anxiety are notessentiallyintroverted at all. They can be entirely at ease with people most of the time, particular situations, such as walking down an aisle in public or making a speech, can give them intense anxiety (Social, 2013).
Social anxiety is a wide ranging problem which is considered to be a weakening emotional predicament, what makes this so ironic is that a full 8% of humanity suffers from some form of social anxiety (Social Anxiety Overview, 2013).There is no single definition for the term Social Anxiety, since it is established on diverse observations.For the purposes of this paper however, the word Social Anxiety shall be used to connote distressing feelings of inferiority to their societal peers. Students avoiding recitation in their respective classes in fear of embarrassment, teens incapable of conveying themselves freely to others, and the simple act of not being able to completely say “no” to others are a few signs of social anxiety. The likelihood of people understanding this knowledge is inconsequential for it is neither a widely used term nor knowledge, but is indeed a common feeling to all.
Under these analyses, researchers would want to propose a narrowed definition of Social Anxiety on Inferiority to introduce further familiarity to the case, and the researchers will root out the start of insight to these experiences and relate them to a certain group of people. The researchers would spread awareness over the said problem so that they can successfully identify the main causes and effects of social anxiety. In this way, they shall be dealing with Social Anxiety in relation to inferiority as to overcoming it as an act of self-conquering their fears. To enable themselves to voice out their thoughts and put them into action regardless of what others think. -------------------------------------------------
Statement of the Problem
Inferiority is one of the main causes of Social Anxiety and with this knowledge in hand; researcher’s decided to include this within the paper to ensue limitations upon the paper.
With this, the researchers shall make the audience conscious of social anxiety to respond the questions that will be initiated from the essay:
In this case, ‘What is social anxiety in terms of inferiority?’ This would be the first question that must be answered in order to fully assess the comprehension on the definition of Social Anxiety.
Followed by, ‘What causes of social anxiety-inferiorityand how does it affect cooperation?’ To be able to find relation to Social Anxiety-inferiority, they must be able to regard the origin of social anxiety...
Approximately 13.3 percent of the population experiences a form of social phobia at some point in their lives. Social phobia is any fear associated with situations that you are subject to criticism by others. Eating, public speaking, or even walking in a public place can be devastating and bring on such reactions as headaches or stomachaches to more severe symptoms of panic attacks and dysphoria. Although adolescent girls are expected to show more withdrawn behavior than adolescent boys, social phobia shows an even distribution between genders. With an onset of early adolescents in most cases, the condition can carry on through the subject’s adult lifespan if not discovered and treated early on.
Speculated to be most likely genetically transmitted, the cause of social phobia is not yet known for certain. Although considered to have an onset in early teenage years, signs of it have been known to appear in ages as early as eight years old. Social phobia in children and adolescents tends to show similar symptoms to that found in Socially phobic adults. Anything that may be perceived as humiliating or embarrassing, including: fear of speaking, eating or writing in public, going to parties, using public restrooms, and speaking to authority figures, playing games with children or joining in at recess may be feared by a social phobic. Many report...
A. SocialAnxiety Disorder is a problem we’ve all have faced, it’s the fear of being evaluated by others, with the expectation that such an assessment will be negative and embarrassing.
B. Remember your high school days? The stomach butterflies and the prom night weren’t as easy as they seemed even with the popularity.
C. In the old days socialanxiety disorder wasn’t considered a real psychological disease where some people thought this was a ridiculous diagnosis. “You mean being shy is now a disorder?” until the APA classified the broadly defined “avoidant personality disorder” and “social phobia” as diseases in the 1980. Where the socialanxiety was the third largest mental health disorder after alcoholism was first. Depression was second.
D. We got used in Egypt to understate any psychological disease and blaming the environmental conditions for any failure but actually dealing with such disorders and negative feelings may be the key to any future progress.
II. COUNTER ARGUMENT:
A. Some people may consider socialanxiety disorder as a ridiculous diagnosis and confuse it with simple shyness and anxiety. They say they never met anyone with these symptoms.
B. It may be true that back in the earliest days,...
...Ankit has been experiencing marked levels of fear when entering a variety of social situations. Since he moved to university he has encompassed a new demand to socialise beyond the classroom. For example, Ankits flat mates will often drink in the kitchen and on weekends go to parties, whereas Ankit doesn’t enjoy parties and refrains from using alcohol and drugs. Consequently, Ankit feels embarrassed and when he does encounter these situations. He experiences physical symptoms such as sweating and dry mouth. Due to this Ankit avoids his flat mates as much as possible and only uses the kitchen when they are not there.
During lectures students are encouraged to participate and the lecturer will often call on students to do so. The thought of speaking in front of his peers provokes intense fear and symptoms of anxiety. For instance, Ankit sits at the back of the lecture theatre to avoid being noticed. The thought of being called on and having to speak in front of his peers creates experiences of anxiety such as sweating, heart pounding and muscle tension. Throughout the lecture he is preoccupied by the anxiety and afterwards will evaluate whether people noticed that he was anxious.
During conversations Ankit reports that his mouth becomes dry and his voice shakes. He becomes occupied with thoughts such as; “do I sound stupid?”, “They can see me sweating, they know I am anxious”. After experiencing a...
Mental Health - FAM1134
Professor Karen White-Jones
November 26, 2013
A vast majority of the population might feel nervous or worried in social situations like speaking in front of a crowd or any type of interview. Some symptoms they might have would be a fast heartbeat, break out into a cold sweat or even faint because they are so nervous. In turn, a person may havesocialanxiety disorder (SAD), previously known as social phobia, if the nervousness affects the workplace, schoolwork or personal relationships (SocialAnxiety Disorder, 2009). People affected with SAD have to constantly think about working conditions, social environments, personal health practices and coping skills as well as other things. This disorder can keep a person from doing the things that they really want to do and it can disrupt their daily activities in a very negative way.
Description of Mental Illness
Socialanxiety disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders; however, most people do not seek help for it. Socialanxiety disorder is a mental disorder that can affect all ages. People that have socialanxiety disorder will feel very uncomfortable in social situations and nervous about doing or...
SocialAnxiety is a worldwide disorder that can affect anyone, no matter what ethnicity or gender they are. Socialanxiety is an intense fear of social situations, especially when you are being judged or watched by others. Such as presentations, being the center of attention, public speaking, making phone calls or eating and drinking in front of others. I chose to study this topic because I find it interesting how certain social situations can cause fear in people. Also, I show some symptoms of having socialanxiety and I wish to learn more about this topic. Socialanxiety disorder is also known as social phobia. It is defined as the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. It is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or ridicule. This leads to feelings of inadequacy, self-consciousness, and depression. The person with socialanxiety disorder may believe that all eyes are on him/her at all times. Social situations that provoke socialanxiety are eating or drinking in front of others, being the center of attention, public speaking, presentations, talking on the telephone and asking...
Running Head: LIVING WITH SOCIALANXIETYSocialAnxiety Disorder
Louisiana Delta Community College
December 7, 2005
SocialAnxiety Disorder is the world's third largest mental health problem which affects over seven percent of the world's population. SocialAnxiety is the fear and anxiety one has in a social situation, or the feeling of being judged by other people in public. It can be described as a more advanced form of shyness in which someone cannot overcome. If left untreated, socialanxiety can lead to depression and overall avoidance of daily activities. Socialanxiety can control one's life, and it can affect relationships and work habits on a day to day basis. There is not a specific cause known as to why this disorder occurs, since it occurs in different races, ages, and genders.
There are many theories as to what causes socialanxiety; such as the theory that it is due to the chemical imbalance of serotonin in the brain. Another is that it is instilled in a child at an early age by the type of environment that the child is raised in, or a traumatic situation which...
... How SocialAnxiety affects a person’s life
According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, “thirty-six percent of people with socialanxiety disorder report symptoms for ten or more years before seeking help”. Socialanxiety also known as social phobia is not to be taken lightly. It often affects multiple aspects of a person’s life. This makes it difficult for someone with socialanxiety to have a normal daily pattern. Socialanxiety can affect health, relationships, daily performance, emotions, and behavior.
Socialanxiety can affect a person’s health and form bad habits. A person suffering from socialanxiety may have trouble falling asleep and frequently wake up throughout the night. Thus causing a person to develop insomnia. A lot of the time a person with socialanxiety may have trouble falling asleep due to the stress of an upcoming social event. Having bad sleeping patterns such as these can wear a person’s body down and create serious health problems (Denkmire and Perritano 7). Individuals with social phobia tend to over analyze or over think simple situations which can cause a large amount of stress when done every day. Heart...
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This research paper is based on a mental health issue called socialanxiety disorder. It is also known as social phobia, an intense fear of becoming extremely anxious and possibly humiliated in social situations, specifically of embarrassing yourself in front of other people.
Socialanxiety disorder is also known as social phobia. It is defined as the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. It is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or ridicule. This leads to feelings of inadequacy, self-consciousness, and depression. The person with socialanxiety disorder may believe that all eyes are on him at all times. Socialanxiety disorder is the third largest mental health case issue in the world, and it can affect about 15 million people with 36% percent of the people having had symptoms at least ten or more years, and 13 years old being the typical onset (adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/socia/-anxiety-disorder). Michael R Liebowitz, founder of the SocialAnxiety Scale (LSAS-SR), founded in 1982. This scale...