It has a marked fear of any social interactions on people in which they feel embarrassed, judged, rejected, or fearful of offending others, “Social anxiety disorder symptoms include: Feeling highly anxious about being with other people and having a hard time talking to them, Feeling very self-conscious in front of other people and worried about feeling humiliated, embarrassed, or rejected, Being very afraid that other people will judge them, Worrying for days or weeks before an event where other people will be, Staying away from places where there are other people, Having a hard time making friends and keeping friends, Blushing, sweating, or trembling around other people, Feeling nauseous or sick to your stomach when other people are around” (National Institutes of Health). Social anxiety tends to keep people locked up from society but what happens when a used to be social butterfly experiences social anxiety? Well there are treatments to keep them from feeling like they need to barricade themselves, “CBT a type of psychotherapy is vital for treating patients with social anxiety” (National Institutes of Health). Two components of CBT are mainly used to treat social anxiety disorder. First, Cognitive therapy, “ focuses on identifying, challenging, and then neutralizing unhelpful thoughts underlying anxiety disorders” while, “Exposure therapy focuses on confronting the fears underlying an anxiety disorder in order to help people engage in activities they have been avoiding” (National Institutes of
Fear, The Destruction of People’s lives Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Fear, everyone has it, some people have it more than others. If one cannot control themselves they will find out that they are excluding/isolating themselves from the rest of society In these two pieces of literature, A Separate Peace and Dead Poet’s Society , the central theme is fear and how one is isolated because of it. Todd Anderson from Dead Poet’s Society and Leper Lepellier from A Separate Peace were always fearful and shy. In Dead Poet’s Society, Todd isolates himself in his room because he is afraid of getting in trouble by joining the Dead Poet’s Society.
It explains that harsh reality that life is not bliss and other people work against you all the time, even those you love. Everyone knows what it feels like to fear what others may think of you, to fear the judgment. It is more difficult if the fear is from someone who one should be able to trust. “Fearing the chronic angers” (41), that judgment brings and fuels society. Along with the judgment, society begins to treat others different for having those fears.
Repressing strong feelings while under intense stress can lead to a condition, described by David Brooks as “forward panic”. It happens, when people hold in so much inside of themselves like being bullied for a long time by the same person, or being held under the force of someone and you can not take it anymore, or even holding grudges on a person for too long. In any time, anywhere you will burst out and react in any sort of way to that person, all depending on the person. In the Article When the Good do Bad it explains the study of Forward panic; how it happens, when it happens, and why it happens, David Brooks says, “After having endured a long period of fear, they find their enemies in a moment of vulnerability. Their fear turns to rage, and, as Steven Pinker writes in “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” they “explode in a savage frenzy.””(Brooks).
At some point in everyones life, one just dreads taking on the day or just getting up. This could be due to depression or lack of motivation, but for others it is because they loath their situation and everything occurring within it. If that is the case and a few other factors are added, one will begin to experience a feeling known as angst. While experiencing this emotional state, one will start to be overcome with immense feelings of anxiety and frustration while doing most tasks as little as trying to write a paragraph (Angst). Holden Caufield from J.D.
This relates to the madness mythic journey. This already happened but it's still my worst fear. Letting stress take over and consume me is what I am scared of. Stress causes so many problems. The list for what stress causes is very long.
Cognitive Dissonance Regardless of context, whenever two or more variables contradict each other, it can create intense feelings of unease. This error in consistency can prompt one to feel confused, uncomfortable, and at times even angry. Though within the realm of social psychology, this general discomfort can be overwhelming when concerning the concept of cognitive dissonance. In short, cognitive dissonance is defined as a subsequent feeling of discomfort when faced with two contradictory cognitions, or when a newly formed cognition does not adhere to one’s self-concept. This leaves us to wonder, what path is taken to reduce this discomfort?
It is a decision to not act; the real reasons - impulsiveness, hating the task, distraction and failing to plan. We procrastinate on important tasks by doing the unimportant ones. Remember, when tasks are left to the last moment, you can get sick, emergencies do happen, and work takes longer than thought. And as for the very bad outcomes resulting from your procrastination, imagine the worst. Delay makes bad things happen.
There are many things that I carry emotionally fear, sadness, joy, anger. The biggest or should I say the heaviest thing I carry is something that is not easy to say or write about, it is something that I would only deny if you ever confronted me about it. This thing is overwhelming and at times can even be hidden with other emotions this thing I carry is hate. More specifically self- hatred. I hate myself.