A Short Note On Social Anxiety And Its Effect On Self Consciousness

1726 Words Apr 1st, 2016 7 Pages
Every time when the teacher says it 's time to present in front of the class, my nerves go sky high. I suffer from social anxiety, which means you have the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness, feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated, and as a result, leads to avoidance. I know I have this because every time I have to present I get nervous, my hands get sweaty, and I am unable to speak. When I have to present I have to do it in front of the teacher or a much smaller group. The feeling of having eyes on me while I 'm talking makes me feel uncomfortable, maybe it 's because I 've been bullied in the past about my appearance, It 's even hard to walk through the cafeteria and feel like I 'm being judged by everyone in there..I’ve talked to my teaches about not presenting in class and doing extra work to make up for it. Most of them say yeah it 's fine but there are some of them that say no. Which is alright, I got a lower grade than what I could of got if I didn 't have social anxiety and chose not to fully present. At this point, I really want to know some alternatives on presenting in class for not only myself but for others that suffer from social anxiety.
What is social anxiety and how many teens get it? This is an important to me because I struggle with social anxiety and I would like to know more about it. According to Kids Health, "Social anxiety is a type of anxiety problem. Extreme feelings of shyness and self consciousness…
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