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Social Anxiety

How I Parent My Hypersensitive Son -- And Why There's Hope For Us Both

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Last week, eight rambunctious first-graders were dropped off at our apartment for my son’s birthday part...

Why It's So Important To Find Your Voice As You Age

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

On the porch of my childhood home, a plaque hung on the exposed beams, just about where your eyes would naturally rest when you were gazing up in thought. The plaque contained a quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln: 'Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.'

How To Avoid Making The Great American Social Mistake

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

I can think of five "good" reasons why we would begin an ambiguous social situation by asking "What do you do?":

Social Media For The Socially Anxious

Michelle Combs | Posted 05.11.2016 | Comedy
Michelle Combs

It would be nice, if we could shift all of social media to the left a bit and align it with the socially anxious.

5 Ways to Improve Your Social Skills at Work and Elsewhere

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Whether it is social anxiety, or not knowing how to correctly read other people, there are ways that we can learn and push ourselves that can greatly benefit our interactions with other people. If we can improve these interactions, we can further our social life, our work life, and our relationships.

Overcome Social Anxiety by Observing Other People

Jodi Aman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jodi Aman

When you have an illusion of danger, it is pretty hard to leap right out of it. So in this video, I am going to explain how you can take small steps to push past your social anxiety so that you can stop avoiding things that you'd enjoy.

Anxiety From Two Perspectives

Anne DuRoss | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Anne DuRoss

Six months ago, our world within our family changed overnight it seemed. I have kept this story under wraps since then; not out of shame or embarrassment but simply because the story isn't mine to tell.

How to Transform Social Anxiety With One Simple Question

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

If you're feeling brave, try starting a conversation about that sameness you noticed. It might feel awkward, and it might not result in much. But then again, it could feel great and result in a new connection that could change your life forever. It's an experiment. See what you notice.

7 Things People With Social Anxiety Do

Amy Morin | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Whether you think you may have social anxiety, or suspect that someone you know might, here are some of the most common signs.

Can Helping Others Keep You Sober?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Alcoholism and drug addiction are often intractable illnesses. Many addicts and alcoholics relapse within 6-12 months of treatments t...

9 Insightful Stories Only People With Anxiety Will Understand

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living

If you wrestle with anxiety, you're absolutely not alone. Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million U.S. adults, according to the Anxiety and Depressi...

6 Tips to Beat Fear From a Man Who Purposely Gets Rejected

Katrina Razavi | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Katrina Razavi

Today I want to share six of the best takeaways from Jason's transformation story along with actionable tips you can use to beat ANY fear you're facing in your life.

What Your Movements May Reveal About How You'll Get Along With Another Person

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.24.2016 | Science

The way we move can offer a surprising level of insight into our personalities, according to new research. A team of European researchers recently fou...

A Day in the Life of a Socially Anxious Parent

Andrew Knott | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents
Andrew Knott

The funny thing about social anxiety is that even when you think you've kind of escaped it, you really haven't. If social phobia (or social phobia or shyness or whatever you want to call it) was an NBA player, it would definitely be in the running for the Comeback Player of the Year award.

How Depression and Anxiety Don't Mix Well in College

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 01.13.2016 | College
Jacqueline Gualtieri

In some strange sense, maybe I'm grateful for my friend, the ever growing ball of anxiety in my stomach. It keeps me going when I'm ready to quit.

These Comics Nail What It’s Like To Live With Social Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Social anxiety -- a form of generalized anxiety disorder -- has a way of making even the most fun gatherings seem like torturous interactions. The con...

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both ex...

6 Signs You Have a Normal Social Sensitivity

Brianna Wiest | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

Not liking everybody or desiring solitude or preferring one close friend to a group of many is not social dysfunction. We're overgeneralizing what it ...

Shyness: 4 Methods to Work With Social Anxiety

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

While social anxiety can truly, at moments, suck, it may have also invoked strengths in you. Embrace those strengths. Be thankful for them. Trust them. Allow yourself to be empowered by them. Continue to use them to carve out your niche in the world.

"Remember When it Began" - Second in a Series on the Move Out of Social Anxiety

Becky Millard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Becky Millard

To continue the journey out of my social anxiety, by now well developed and deeply entrenched, I understood that I was going to have to go back in time. I wasn't born with it.

How Gandhi's Introversion Made Him The Ultimate Liberator

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the movement for India’s independence from Great Britain and the man cons...

How to Avoid Those Awkward Moments Around the Dinner Table

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Seating arrangements affect persuasion by activating fundamental needs: Circular seating highlights the need to belong, whereas angular arrangements prime the desire to be unique.

The Ways I Live Happily With Anxiety

Aleichia Williams | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Aleichia Williams

When I've stopped living by these few rules that I am going to share, my anxiety has rushed back into my life. So I know that they work. Also, you'd be surprised these methods of living are pretty normal which helps me to believe that there's nothing abnormal about living with anxiety. I'm here to share!

3 Ways to Deal With Anxiety Caused By Confusing Digital Age Etiquette

Lantern | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

For example, that interesting yet profoundly anxiety-producing time with my apparently-not-former friend. Was she being rude for ignoring me? Or, against my better judgment, had I been rude for messaging her insistently? Was I hounding her or was she ghosting me?

Making New Friends in a Mobile Society

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

When you move to a new town as an adult, it can be very tough to break into already existing friendships and cliques. One of the most important things you can do to help is to reach out to people with similar interests and values. This requires you to override both your reticence and your shyness.