What is the root cause of social anxiety and self-doubt?
Without a doubt, it’s a lack of self-esteem and unwillingness to accept yourself as you are – flaws and all.
In order to be confident around people, you have to OWN your personality, the way you look and what makes you … you. If you are an introvert, or on the shy end of the spectrum, that is okay. But in your mind, you make it not okay. You isolate yourself and feel awkward around others, because you strongly fear their judgement.
What I have learned, after years of struggling with this stuff, is that:
- Most people don’t judge you nearly as harshly as you would imagine
- You create the reactions you get by the vibe you put out – they are probably looking at you weirdly because you are looking at them weirdly!
- It doesn’t matter if people like you. If you are not causing harm to others, then you are a decent human being, and you need to lay off yourself.
I made a YouTube video to emphasize these points, so be sure to check that out right here:
I actually set up a separate channel for High Sensitivity, but given that my existing channel already has a subscriber-base, you are more likely to see me creating content there – so be sure to Subscribe if you want to see more!
I’ll catch you in the next post 🙂