Social anxiety

A to Z Challenge: A is for APPOGGIATURA

Heh heh, fooled you!

A is for ANXIETY.

What else could it be in a blog that’s devoted to writing and social anxiety?

I’m repeating this, for anyone who hasn’t read it before:

Social anxiety (SA) is a fear of people and especially of what those people think of the sufferer. I’ve seen SA defined as extreme shyness. While this is probably true for most sufferers, it doesn’t apply to everyone.

The origin of SA is a mixture of nature and nurture. Two people can go through the same experiences and only one will get it. Two people can start off with the same characteristics and only one will get it.

I’ll write more about social anxiety during this A to Z month. Do come back and read about that and other things.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

8 replies on “A to Z Challenge: A is for APPOGGIATURA”

Happy A Day!
My mother might have a touch of SA. Nothing extreme and more to do with other problems and not wanting to explain herself that keeps her shying from meeting new people…I pray for her. Thanks for the post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I found your article interesting. I know people with paralysing anxiety, but I didn’t know it had a name beyond people having ‘anxiety attacks’.

Hi Miriam, Thanks for your comment on my daft little ditty blog. Glad you left it as it’s meant that I’ve found your blog which really interests me. I write and have SA too 🙂 .

[I moved this comment to the right post. Sorry about the confusing top-of-post comment box.]
Hi Rach, nice to meet you. I’ve been following you on Twitter, but hadn’t got round to reading your blog before.

You had me at anxiety. My BF SUFFERS from SA and other maladies. And yes, I realize it doesn’t help me to diagnose or label him.

I look forward to your posts, in the hope I can be more understanding and sensitive to his needs.

You’re brave to post this stuff, Miriam. Good for you!!!

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