Social anxiety disorder involves having an unreasonably high amount of concern with how other people perceive you. People with social anxiety disorder are particularly fearful of being seen in a negative light; they do not want to be rejected or judged as inadequate.
Social anxiety disorder can be an obstacle to your goals, both personal and professional.
Fortunately, there are little ways you can overcome your social anxiety long enough to make the connections that can help you along in your career.
A blogger with social anxiety disorder writes about how she has learned to work through her nervousness to meet with people who can aid her professional growth.
As a musician with social anxiety, she has had to find ways to communicate with others that cause her and the people around her the least amount of discomfort. One very useful suggestion she has is to come up with a list of brief, general questions to ask relevant to their career and your career. She also says to listen carefully to the responses and focus more on them than on yourself to keep from getting too anxious.
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