Many people get shyness and social anxiety confused, or often mistaken for the same thing. Social anxiety and shyness are far from being alike. Shyness is simply a tolerable discomfort, whereas social anxiety is a phobia. But how can we tell them apart? Shyness is the tendency to feel awkward, worried or tense during social encounters, especially with unfamiliar people.
Thomas Richard one of the specialist that makes various researches about social anxiety said that not every person suffering from social phobia is certainly shy. They have worked with many people who were extroverted. Richard (2017) also said, “Social anxiety held them back and restricted them from doing what they wanted to do in life. When they overcame social anxiety, they found that they enjoyed being the center of attention and the life of the party”. Through this reading we can understand that social phobic people are afraid of interacting with people, making conversation or even being in the public places, the reason of it is not their natural shyness, but the fear that they have and after overcoming that fear they will be able to overcome the anxiety.
Which can be very unhealthy for persons who face these issues as they can lead to depression, because of people having different mental build-ups. Some people are unable to deal with certain pressures that they undergo in life and so many persons manage these pressures differently if they can at all. Some may quickly bounce back up after realizing what they were doing wrong while some may take a longer while and some may never even get there as many have resorted to doing unthinkable things such as take out their distress on other persons whether verbally or even cause harm to others physically. This is sadly the time when a lot of persons realize the weight that social pressures bring and add to the lives of
The face process weakness that those children have can cause those children to experience fear because of unable to recognize family and friend faces, which will eventually will lead to anxiety. They also lose self-confidence and may tend to isolate themselves to avoid any embarrassment. As a result, patient with developmental prosopagnosia will usually have fewer friends and will engage less in social activities. However, some patient social life will not be affected because their face recognition is not that severe and they will think that all people struggle recognizing faces like them. Finally, face recognition process will start at birth and disorders such as Schizophrenia, Autism spectrum disorder, and Developmental Prosopagnosia can impair it severely.
Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1. What is Social Anxiety? Social phobia or more commonly known as social anxiety disorder is a very familiar, impairing, but treatable disorder, which impacts the patient in various ways. It is the fear of social situations, and of being judged or evaluated by others around a person (Nardi, 2003). A person with social anxiety disorder finds it hard to interact in social situations, more commonly in unfamiliar situations, and thus has a very limited social circle.
these situations may be so frightening that one gets anxious just thinking about them or go to great extremes to avoid people and these things. They have fears of being embarrassed in public, and that people will think badly about them or that they won’t measure up in comparison to others. Even though they probably realize that some of their fears are irrational or maybe even overblown, they still can’t help but feel anxious or nervous. This can all be because you happened to meet new people, got called on in class, were being watch while you’re doing something, and even going on a date with somebody. Some physical and emotional symptoms include flushing, shortness of breath, nausea, trembling or shaking in your hand, racing heart or tightness of the chest, hot flashes, feeling dizzy or fainting, excessive self-consciousness and anxiety in everyday events, worrying for days, weeks, and even months before something big happens, fear of being embarrassed by yourself, and that others will notice that you’re
The second element is prejudice - which slightly overlaps with ignorance, in the case that an individual most likely has a poor understanding of mental health4. On the other hand, prejudice usually leads to that individual having a fear of those with mental health issues or even avoiding them2. And finally, discrimination (or hostile behaviour). This commonly involves treating those with mental health issues differently and in some instances, making it more difficult for them to gain certain jobs or rights2,4. The three main types of stigma include self-stigma, where people judge themselves based on what society deems normal or acceptable; structural stigma, also known as public stigma, and label avoidance, where a person does not look for or request healthcare merely to avoid putting a label on themselves.
Individuals who score low in this domain are predominantly suspicious, unfriendly, and antagonistic. In addition to lacking the capacity to feel genuine concern for the well-being of others, they may find it difficult to function socially as a result of their automatic pessimism and distrust of others people’s intentions. Moreover, stemming from the antagonistic nature, they may often choose to compete than to cooperate. This may eventually lead to social isolation and possibly increase the risk for suicidal ideation. This is supported by the research study of Kerby (2003), which indicate that people who have a low score in agreeableness are at a higher risk of having suicide ideation.
Although many may feel this way, it is not their fault. It does not matter what they were wearing or if they had a little too much to drink. Regardless of the situation, it is not the victims fault. They also become very fearful, because they are afraid of something similar happening again. Some people change their regular routines to avoid harassers and to lower their chances of something like that happening again.
Emotional impact to the children could lead to depression or loneliness. They would not be interested in joining activities or going to school anymore. Another effect of emotional impact is the shame. They would get ashamed as they would be bullied about having one parent only. One of the things that have effect on children is also on their behavior... Due to them being envious or jealous, and due to the effect of bullying, they would often think of being rebellious.