As we all live more and more of our lives on the Internet, we spend more time communicating through text. Texting is awesome; you’ve got time to think about what to say, you can proof-read things a few times to make sure you don’t say anything stupid.
But we are humans with human brains and those brains are primed for communicating face to face. Which is great… except that can also be terrifying. For a lot of people, there are few things more likely to get soaked in fear sweat than when you find yourself in situations where you have to talk to people. With your mouth. Like a person.
This can happen at any time when you’re trying to be social, regardless of gender, regardless of whether you’re attracted to someone or not. Social anxiety makes you feel like you’re incapable holding even a basic conversation. It makes you freeze up, it keeps you from going out, living your life or connecting with people, even when you desperately want to.
But the Doc has some tips about how he overcomes his own anxiety… and how you can too.
- Why social situations can be so terrifying
- How to force yourself to not be afraid
- The common mistake that makes it harder to talk to people
- Why we notice far less than we think
- How to survive those awkward moments
… and so much more.
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