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Social Phobia
Posted by kalyfician
1st Feb 2015

My name is Brian, I don't show my pic because people judge you on your looks, that is why I feel safer using a pic of my beloved ginger and white cat, he's called Zeus, beautiful isn't he? He doesn't have social phobia, he doesn't have depression, he doesn't even have anxiety but even if he did, he'd still be beautiful.
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So what is social phobia? Putting it simply it's the fear of being around people in any 'social situation' be it at work, at the gym, going shopping, going the pub, simple activities that people without social phobia probably take for granted!
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It's also the fear of being judged, negatively, and fearing that our imperfections will stick out and we will be made fun of and just wanting to stay indoors, lock the front door, close the windows, shut the curtains and hide, hide from people, hide from life.
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I remain single, I feel safer on my own, I am fortunate in that I am self-sufficient and independent, I don't rely on anyone.
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Social phobia is becoming more prevalent as we live in a society that judge people on looks, and if you are different from the norm and stick out, you are an 'outsider' a 'freak' an object to be ridiculed and laughed at. Being different is not acceptable and life becomes even more unbearable.
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You become paranoid, live on your nerves, anxious, scared and your senses become heightened, you fall into many of the cognitive traps and find yourself in a tunnel of dispair with no light to lead you out.
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In my blog I am going to explore what it is like living with social phobia and other mental illnesses, even though in the 21st century, there is still, sadly a big stigma when it comes to mental illness.

http://socialphobiauk.blogspot.co.uk

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