So many people here who are shy tend to try to self-diagnose with Social Anxiety.
Y’all don’t get it do you?
When shy people don’t get involved, the advice is to let them enter at their own pace. It’s about letting them go to the party they choose, giving them the choice. You don’t force a shy person to do things, it’s about entering when they are ready. You let the flower bloom on its own, so to speak.
When you have social anxiety, the treatment is to get forced into situations. It is not a fun time, it can be really really traumatizing, but it’s the only treatment that reliably works. You have anxiety in these situations and its really hard, so you have to be forced into them.
You really really fucking don’t want to have to do that. Social Anxiety is not a fun thing to have, and all the people in here self-diagnosing with it when you clearly don’t have the symptoms gotta shut the fuck up, because you don’t get it. You really don’t.
Being shy is a state. Social anxiety is hell. Being shy lets you enter at your own pace. Social anxiety forces you into terrifying situations.
Don’t you act like you have social anxiety. You really don’t want it.