Social anxiety is the fear of being judged negatively by others, leading to feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, self-consciousness, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression.
If you suffer from social anxiety, you end up dreading events you should have been excited about attending. You end up dreading attending house parties, birthday dinners, etc. Instead of counting down the days until those events but you end up stressing about them instead. Anything that involves socializing turns you into a hot mess.
Anxiety often feels uncomfortable and makes you catch yourself trying to escape conversations, or even avoid leaving the house altogether.
Having anxiety means that you struggle daily. You have chronic trouble of living with this mental disorder we call social anxiety disorder. It can throw everything out of line. The important part is that you don’t quit.