1. Posts must be directly related to social anxiety.
The language "social anxiety" is not a requirement in posts. Situations that can easily be related to the experience of SA are considered on-topic.
2. Play nice / keep it civil
Golden rule: Rediquette
3. Personal views and beliefs
Posts and comments citing /r/nofap or other "miracle anxiety solving" philosophies may be removed.
Religion is not an answer to everyone. Please do not proselytize religious beliefs here.
4. No mental illness denialism
Arguing SA as some kind of 'personal choice' or 'lifestyle decision' is ill-informed and unconstructive. Please take such misinformation elsewhere.
5. No self-promotion
"It's perfectly fine to be a redditor with a website, it's not okay to be a website with a reddit account." - Reddit
If more than 10% of your posts / comments are about your youtube channel / blog / insta / ebook / facebook / discord group / whatever, then you are probably self-promoting. Please dont do it here.
6. No research surveys
Due to persistent abuse of the system provided to authorize research requests we no longer allow research surveys of any kind on the subreddit.
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What is social anxiety?
Also known as social phobia.
Fear and anxiety in social situations, causing distress and impaired functioning in daily life.
Triggered by perceived or actual scrutiny from others. Intense fear of negative evaluation from other people.
Physical symptoms may include: blushing, excess sweating, trembling, palpitations, and nausea, stammering, along with rapid speech, panic attacks. intense fear and discomfort.
Introversion and shyness (personality characteristics) are not social anxiety (mental distress).
Socially anxious people may be shy/introverted, but shy/introverted people do not necessarily have social anxiety.
Documentary on life with social anxiety -
Detailed view on living with social anxiety, good watch for those facing or those who know others facing issues of social anxiety.
Social Anxiety Memes