why is social anxiety at work so distressing? I think it is important to want to come across as sociable and approachable with colleagues. What happens though if the mere thought of engaging with your boss fills you with dread and panic? surely this persons oppinion of you is important, what if you come across as a nervous unsocialble individual? What if I blush? who is watching and what oppinions will they form? These are the thoughts of a social phobic person at work. Do these thoughts disappear when the work day is over? No not for me, reliving and analysing can continue for hours if not days after.
This is such a distressing disorder and so important to have support of others so we are not alone . Please feel free to comment or share similar experiences of work anxiety x