I've just had an appointment to assess my anxiety in social situation even though I'm not sure if I'm just shy..they told me could be social anxiety.
I was asked about feelings of embarassment a lot. I'm not sure what does that mean exactly? Does have to be something like "I'm embarassed I coud do something stupid/embarassing or can be a general feeling of being umcomfortable around people?
I know some people have a huge fear af feeling embarassed/judged/ ridicolous..I just avoid social situations because I don't know what to say or starting/continuing a conversation (is that a feeling of being embarassed?)..I mean I can eat in front of other people and i don't get very physically sick.
I have the fear of talking on the phone tough and I cannot sing in front of people (not even my partner or parents).
I just don't go to any place where I could meet new people or if I don't know those people very well but I thought it could be because they are not my type of people or I don't have much in common. I basically don't have any topic and when I have after a while I just block because my mind gets blank and I don't have any ideas about what i could say. So I just stay quiet and cause people have noticed in the past now I avoid any situation in which that could happen. I just don't want make people bored by me.
i really hate small talk and having to think of what to say or ask or for example sometimes I feel like I'm being too kind to people and I feel like I will look insicure or incompetent by smiling too much.
What are your thoughts and feeling? I've being shy all my life I didn't know there was such a thing as social anxiety..
Sorry about the second post but I thought I had to do a separate post to introduce myself first.
Thank you everyone for reading.