Social Anxiety Disorder is an overwhelming fear of being negatively judged by others. It can be very frustrating to cope with as it makes engaging in social activities and making friends very difficult. It can also have an adverse effect on one's self - esteem, confidence and overall mental health. The above excerpt is a look at what the self-talk of someone with social anxiety can look like.
This is a reminder to be kind to others. If you notice someone around you behaving withdrawn, reach out to them and help them to feel included. A small act of kindness can go a long way, especially for someone dealing with social anxiety.
If you are someone who suffers from social anxiety, it is important for you to acknowledge it and speak to a counselor or psychologist for help. You can also talk to a trusted friend or relative for support. Remember that these negative thoughts are just your social anxiety talking to you. These thoughts are not true and do not have to become your reality. Try to improve your self- talk by counteracting the negative thoughts and reminding yourself that you are capable and loved. The things that you tell yourself are not true.