You want to stop feeling self-conscious, insecure, and socially inhibited. You want to stop worrying about making social blunders and looking like a jerk. You’re tired of receding into the background at social gatherings hoping no one will see or approach you.
Social anxieties and shyness often coexist. Each has its peculiarities, but also significant similarities. Some corrective techniques apply to both.
Knowing what to do and then doing it can help you to get past trepidations about going to weddings, joining colleagues at a restaurant, or meeting an attractive person whom you’d like to date.
You could put off this challenging work until you felt comfortable. Waiting until you feel ready to face your social fears is an excuse for procrastinating. However, if you are sincere about conquering your social anxieties and fears, there are many ways to conquer self-defeating social inhibitions. I’ll describe exposure techniques. These are the gold standard for addressing needless phobias and fears.