1. Health

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Reader Stories: What Triggers My Social Anxiety


Updated May 18, 2010

Social anxiety can be triggered by a variety of different situations and circumstances. Some people might become anxious when speaking to authority figures while another person might have the most difficulty speaking in front of a group. What triggers your social anxiety?

Letting people down

I feel that letting other people down (serving people, for example) is a terrible thing for me to do. I know there are more important things in the world that I could be concerning myself with (thing…More

Other Women

Women are catty. I don't feel like I am as smart as them or make enough money as them or are as educated as them or are as thin as them. I don't know how to carry a conversation. They walk away from …More

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.