There Are Several Type Of Social Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety Symptoms
Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety Symptoms Differ Greatly

Anxiety symptoms can vary greatly.  From social anxiety to fear of flying.  Because of this, much time is spent on trying to find the specific trigger that affect each and every sufferer.

Overcoming social anxiety can be difficult to some people.  It is generally acknowledged that each person requires a different approach or intervention in overcoming this condition.  Social anxiety is a combination of physical, psychological and emotional reaction resulting in a very unpleasant and stressing situation.  There are several types of anxiety symptoms.


Situation Creating Anxiety

Here are a few situations that are usually associated with social anxiety.  Those situations proved to be too stressful and uncomfortable for people suffering from social anxiety:

  • Public speaking becoming the center of every one’s attention
  • Meeting new people and making small talk
  • Being watched while doing something like performing on stage, doing demos, etc.
  • Being teased or criticized
  • Being called by the boss or talking to someone who is in authority/charge
  • Attending parties and other social gatherings
  • Going on a date that might include eating or drinking in public
  • Being called in class or asked to speak up in a meeting

Actual Anxiety Symptoms

Physical manifestations of social anxiety are numerous.  They could either be a single generalized 

manifestation or a combination of several anxiety symptoms.  They are as follows:

  • Palpitation or rapid heart beat
  • Shaky voice and dry mouth
  • Trembling, shaking, twitching and muscle tension
  • Numbing and clammy hands
  • Excessive sweating and hot flashes
  • Dizziness


Psychological manifestation often come along with the physical manifestations of social anxiety.  The most common of these are the following:

  • You worry for days or even weeks before the actual event
  • Fear that others will notice your self consciousness, nervousness and general fear
  • Fear that you might commit mistakes or act in a way that can bring further embarrassment and humiliation on your part
  • Excessive consciousness of what people might think, disrupting and limiting your capacity to do your daily activities of living

Social anxiety can be very devastating and at the same time slow down your personal and social growth.  It varies according to the degree of condition and such degree require a different approach. As well, it will vary according the individual personality of such person.  You need to watch for these anxiety symptoms.