/r/socialanxiety/

r/socialanxiety

407k members
r/socialanxiety is a subreddit with 407k members discussing topics like Social Anxiety and Anxiety. Its distinguishing qualities are that the community is huge in size, and has high activity.
Distress in social situations, causing impaired functioning in daily life. Triggered by perceived or actual scrutiny from others. Physical symptoms may include: blushing, excess sweating, trembling, palpitations, and nausea, stammering, along, rapid speech, panic attacks.. Introversion and shyness (personality characteristics) are not social anxiety (mental distress). Socially anxious people may be shy/introverted, but shy/introverted people do not necessarily have social anxiety

Popular Topics in r/socialanxiety

#1

Social Anxiety

: "Is it just me, or does the "exposure therapy" approach to Social Anxiety just make it worse?"
91 posts
#2

Anxiety

: "Reddit & downvotes trigger my social Anxiety"
44 posts
#3

Loneliness

: "Anyone else selfishly miss the pandemic?"
16 posts
#4

Relationships

: "How do people even find Relationships when they have social anxiety?"
9 posts
#5

Friends

: "I'm nearing 21, haven't had a friend in 5 years. I don't know what to do. "
7 posts
#6

Therapy

: "how many of you are actually seeing a psychologist/ taking medication?"
6 posts
#7

Socializing

6 posts
#8

Dating

: "I'm undateable"
5 posts
#9

Job

: "Please tell me I’m not alone? :( (no friends, no Job, never had a boyfriend) failure to launch"
5 posts
#10

Friend

: "Please tell me I’m not alone? :( (no Friends, no job, never had a boyFriend) failure to launch"
5 posts

Popular Themes in r/socialanxiety

#1
Pain & Anger
: "I'm shocked at how easily quiet people are considered rude"
107 posts
#2
Advice Requests
: "How does a socially anxious guy get a girl?"
10 posts
#3
Solution Requests
: "What are your go-to games, shows, books, hobbies for when you need to soothe your anxiety?"
1 post

Member Growth in r/socialanxiety

Daily
+118 members(0.0%)
Monthly
+3k members(0.7%)
Yearly
+35k members(9.3%)

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