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  1. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Forum, My entire life I've made every valiant effort to find someone unique, get close to them, and just share myself with them. But I've been so deprived of this connection; I can never find it. And even when I come close, I choke! I fail to force myself to display my feelings with this other...
  2. ENFP Forum - The Inspirers
    Hi ENFPs, For the past decade I've believed myself to be an INFP: definitely Introverted because the fact that I'm quiet is the first thing new people feel the need to point out to me! However, there was a thread over at the INFP forum about social anxiety. I chimed in that a lot of the time...
  3. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    Why does shyness exist? What is the function of shyness? Can it be useful? What has caused the "shyness gene" to survive trough evolution? If you think of the brain as a type of computer, what is the reason for the thought process behind it to "run"/"execute" (like a program/process)? To me...
  4. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    I found three tests that some of you may be interested in taking. One measures the level of loneliness you may be experiencing, another measures how anxious you are in social situations, and the last measures 16 traits of your personality. I would really appreciate if you did all three...
  5. ENTJ Forum - The Executives
    Just for a bit of background, I was recently thinking about my experiences in the past struggling with social anxiety. It randomly hit me somewhere around this chain of thought that the traditional portrait of an ENTJ personality is very different (almost opposite) with the experiences of people...
  6. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    I feel as if I have an almost paralyzing form of social anxiety. For me, in real life situations, I just can't function, and my mind pretty much freezes up to the extent that I can't say or do anything normally, or make friends, or hold a conversation, even though I know I am capable of that in...
  7. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    I think I have this. Unfortunately I can't afford therapy, so I don't know for sure, but I seem to have all the symptoms. "According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), avoidant personality disorder (APD) is characterized by...
  8. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Hello fellow INFP's. I know there have been many posts about jobs and needing advice, but I could really use your help. The thing is: all of the jobs I've had in my life have been customer service positions that require a great deal of interaction with people. Some have been less intense than...
  9. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    As an INTP, I feel I'm at my absolute best when I'm cynical. I've been raised with not trusting anybody, even close friends. Hence I've never really been backstabbed or betrayed before because it's just not possible. You can never feel betrayed when you see it coming or have taken precautions to...
  10. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    I any of you been on paxil before for anxiety or depression??? Please tell me how you responded to it
  11. ENTP Forum- The Visionaries
    A few months ago I took a personality test just for s&g's and when I read the ENTP description it gave me, I was just utterly speechless. I never had any idea that there were others who worked like me - I thought I was the only one! I was especially surprised that the descriptions didn't just...
  12. General Psychology
    do you think when someone has anxiety it just means that they're thinking too much about themself? or that they are just too self critical for whatever reason... If in the past they may not have had good social skills, causing bad experiences that made them hesitant in social situations...
  13. Advice Center
    I don't have friends, I have no one around me, and I live like this for years. My psychologist told me that I suffer of not-having-normal-social-skills. Let me starts from the begging ... I had a bad family: always fight, always anger, and my parents finally separated. I was an Introversion...
  14. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I wanted to share some thoughts with you and I wonder if there might be any INFJ-common denominator here. If INFJs are more vulnerable than other types in the emotional realm do we then have more challenges to overcome from our childhood? The more I'm getting to understand about the inner...
  15. ISFP Forum - The Artists
    a great deal to express with no way of expressing it t when in social situations i almost always just freeze up.I would describe my inability to function properly in social situations as being too focussed on perceiving the other person to actually hold a conversation and just generally feeling...
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