Do crowds make you nervous?
Does the thought of speaking in a group put knots in your stomach?
Is speaking in front of a group practically unthinkable?
Do you get “tongue-tied” in social situations and cannot think of anything to say?
Do you have entire conversations in your head, but cannot seem to get the words out of your mouth?
Do you later think of what you “should have/could have” said?
Do you spend time criticizing what you did manage to say?
Do you think that people are watching or judging you wherever you go?
Do you even avoid speaking on the telephone?
If so, then you are not alone. “Social anxiety is the third largest psychological problem in the United States today,” according to the Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association.
The bottom line for all of these situations is really lack of self-confidence and self-worth. (cont’d)