can be limited to just one type of situation in which fear ensues,
or it can happen in several. Examples of situations in which
social phobia may occur can include but are not limited to the
following: fear of speaking in formal or informal situations,
eating, drinking, or writing in front of others. In its most
severe form, the phobia may ensue any time they are around other
people. Social phobia can be very debilitating-it may even keep
people from going to work or school on some days.
You may be afraid of being with people other than your family.
People with social phobia are aware that their feelings are
irrational. Even if they manage to confront what they fear,
they usually feel very anxious beforehand and are intensely
uncomfortable throughout. Afterward, the unpleasant feelings
may linger, as they worry about how they may have been judged
or what others may have thought or observed about them.