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What exposures can you do to overcome social anxiety?

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Can you list things you can do to put yourself in stressful situations so you can with time overcome your social anxiety?
 
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Social Anxiety disappears as you mature. You mature with age and experience.
 
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Social Anxiety disappears as you mature. You mature with age and experience.
I kinda disagree burt! Aging has horrible affects on social anxiety. The older I get the more awkward I feel. ;)
 
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Go to a basketball game or a lecture. Lots of people and the nerves rattle.
 
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A lot of social anxiety is an irrational fear. Most folks are perfectly nice and amusing company.
 
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A lot of folk suffer from it to an extent. But rather than make it worse, be friendly be the nice one.
 
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I’m a burn victim my fears aren’t irrational that I’ll be judged because of them.
 
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It is worth the exposure - it is better to beat the anxiety than needlessly suffering.
 
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Ik bluejay is awesome !!! She gets me too I think which is very odd 😌😌😌😌
 
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I didn't have true social anxiety as a child - I was very social, although sometimes nervous to go to a birthday party or give an oral exam in class. It got worse as I've grown up (late 20s now).

But what helps the most is inner peace and working on my self confidence. For me, I find my social anxiety is worse when I feel insecure. When I feel good about myself (e.g. - wearing a new outfit or getting my hair done) it lessens the social anxiety a bit because I don't worry too much about what someone else might think about me.

Practice a little self love and meditation. Buy yourself a new pair of shoes or something that makes you feel good about yourself. Trust me, I have bad self confidence issues, but sometimes little things make me feel good, at least for the day.
 
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