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Social Anxiety: Is It a Personality Disorder?

There is some confusion about whether social anxiety disorder is a personality disorder or not. It’s not. It can lead to avoidant personality disorder which is a personality disorder that looks a lot like social anxiety. However, an avoidant personality disorder is characterized by being much worse and debilitating. Continue reading Social Anxiety: Is It a Personality Disorder?

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Social Anxiety: Common Symptoms

Social anxiety isn’t something to joke about. It can cause people to miss out on living a full life as they seek to avoid situations that make them feel anxious and uncomfortable.

Many people with social anxiety end up with some level of agoraphobia too. They are so busy trying to avoid people and the uncomfortable feeling, they realize one day that they haven’t been with other people for months. Some people don’t even realize they have social anxiety.

This topic affects me personally. I have suffered from many forms of anxiety including social anxiety for many years. It is an ongoing battle. Continue reading Social Anxiety: Common Symptoms

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