He who experiences social phobia, nervous in the presence of others. He is afraid that it may think. He tries to make a good impression, but doubts that really makes a good impression. For this reason, this man is trying to be inconspicuous. He avoids situations in which, as it seems, others may reject it.
Sometimes, fear of society is manifested in the form of phenomena such as shaking hands, redness, sweating, nausea or stiffness. In some cases, fear manifests itself in such situations, how to communicate with strangers, public speaking, a phone call, a visit to a public toilet.
The most often is the fear of rejection by other people in different social situations. Man then is afraid of all kinds of criticism about their appearance, behavior or character.
An example is the case of social phobia So who was afraid that his colleagues can start over him to make fun, to say that he is impotent. Also, he couldn't afford to drink a Cup of coffee in a nearby cafe, due to fear, that while his hands begin to tremble. And yet he could not turn to a stranger on the street to ask him, how to get anywhere, because of fear of appearing нервничающим.
Not every person with social phobia fear, afraid of what others suffering from this problem. One can worry about that thinks that others find it ugly, while others consider themselves to be in gases surrounding nervous, clumsy, narrow-minded or self-conscious. In any case, is the expected negative opinion about themselves from others, the expectation that other people will notice something wrong in behavior or appearance suffering from social phobia.
Some people with social phobia fear predominantly consequences that they may bring social contacts. Others are worried because of the possible consequences of these contacts is more important for them to conformity of self-importance with the opinion of others about them.
If the fear in certain situations quite pronounced, suffering from social phobia will try to avoid such situations. He will be forced to stay at home (though his whole soul to like it), instead of having to go to a party. Also the manifestation of social phobia may be the inability to communicate with the staff in stores and service centers. At work people with social phobia stay away from the team. In the meetings they never ask questions. Man escapes the problem situation, and strive to minimize the risk of attention from those around them. This is also a form of social phobia. So, you can dress inconspicuously, not to have a talk, to avoid the views of other people and their questions to answer very briefly and concisely. Excellent work you are trying to prevent criticism of colleagues or your boss. And if you are visiting eat all the time, it is also a way to avoid a chat and to attract attention to themselves.
Some people with social phobia behave in companies too busy or whined. Thus, they try to conceal their anxiety and prevent possible hostility from others, which are often not aware of the true feelings of these people.
Almost every person in his life suffered in situations of anxiety or stress. Many due to criticism of experienced stress. Usually it was connected with such "difficult situations", as a conflict with a colleague, request or speech before a large audience.
If the anxiety or agitation did not lead to the avoidance of situations associated with these experiences, the question of social phobia is not. Social phobia also causes a lot of inconvenience in everyday life, at work or in interpersonal relations). If the problem is not too worried, we're talking about social anxiety or agitation. Not always easy to distinguish social anxiety or excitement from social phobia. Take, for example, Mrs. D., which has always felt a little shy, especially from the moment of receipt in high school. In her opinion, it was within the norm. No one could say that she suffers from social phobia. Just she was a shy man. But since the start of work nurse her anxiety increased. Throughout the work, especially at the time of contact with patients, tension grew, and she blushed heavily. Soon she began to avoid, where possible, social contacts, that was incompatible with his / her profession. Also she could not answer to the request "no" because of the fear of conflict.
How widespread social phobia?
It was established that from 3 to 13 % of people suffer from the fear of society in a certain period of their life. The percentage of people suffering from social phobia throughout life ranges from 1 to 2.5 %. The most often is shyness. Studies have shown that 80 to 90 % of people answered Yes to question, did they ever shyness in his life. And 30-40 % consider themselves shy now.
What they mostly afraid of?
The absolute majority are afraid to speak in public, as it is accompanied by the need of contact with strangers. Other varieties of fear - fear of taking food and water in the presence of other people, fear fill receipts, checks and corresponding written form in the presence of third parties are less common.
When there is social phobia?
Afraid to communicate usually occurs between fifteen and twenty years. Of course young people of this age are often considered to be shy. Many are under pressure if they want to say or do something for the first time. Usually it goes to adapt to the situation. When social phobia avoid such situations interferes with the normal process of entering into society. If not immediately begin the treatment of social phobia will take a long form. Of course, for some time the disease can retreat, for example if a patient suffering from social phobia is currently with someone in a relationship. Take, for example, Mr. B. He was pretty shy from childhood. He graduated from high school and married in twenty years. Special psychological problems he had not felt until the divorce, when he was thirty years old. After the divorce, he began to experience difficulty in establishing relationships with other people and especially could not stand parties. He was very concerned that he could freely communicate with people. Being married, he communicated mainly with his wife. And once after divorce alone, he became avoid social situations, in which he felt uncomfortable, and that a manifestation of the social phobia.
Who develops social phobia?
Social phobia can equally occur in both men and women, regardless of their education, and occupation. In short, a housewife may fear that she is not able to communicate with the teacher of her child, chief master can worry about the impending talk with the staff and the teacher may be afraid of meeting with the parents of their students.
How is social phobia?
The underlying reasons for the development of social phobia, still remain a mystery. It is considered unlikely value of the traumatic situation. There were various theories proposed. One is the theory of simulation child социофобического behaviour of the parents. Another is to limit the development of social skills - if one knows how to behave in this or that situation, then it can cause anxiety and excitement. Also, the important role played by the Hyper in childhood or raising a child with a lack of love for him. It was found that a genetic predisposition to the continually increasing voltage may also be important in the occurrence of this disorder.
What are the consequences of social phobia?
Studies have shown that people with social phobia more alone, they rarely celebrate the holidays, and they are less likely to marry. Often have problems in getting an education because their fear before the group and of public speaking can greatly interfere with the process of studying, until its termination. Also these people are hopeless in terms of career growth. In an attempt to remove anxiety many people start to abuse that leads ultimately with humiliation.
Episodes of depression is characteristic of people suffering from social phobia.