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This Is Why Small Talk Makes Some People So Anxious

This Is Why Small Talk Makes Some People So Anxious

A therapist gave us advice for how to get over it. It can be difficult to know the difference between having social anxiety and being awkward, introverted, or shy. The American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines social anxiety as “a persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations”...

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Why Small Talk Makes Some People So Anxious

Why Small Talk Makes Some People So Anxious

It can be difficult to know the difference between having social anxiety and being awkward, introverted, or shy. The American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines social anxiety as “a persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations” that involve being “exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny...