Humans are unique and everyone with social anxiety experiences different symptoms.
Some people, for example, cannot write in public because they fear people are watching and that their hand will shake.
Others will always use self-check outs at the supermarket because they don't want to have eye contact or small talk with the cashier.
Still others have severe anxiety about eating or drinking in the presence of other people.
Blushing, sweating, and "freezing" are other physiological symptoms.
Some people with social anxiety feel that a certain part of their body (such as the face or neck) are particularly "strange looking" and feel extra vulnerable to being stared at because of this.
Read more: LINK (socialanxietyinstitute.org)
We recommend reading it and perhaps treating it as an exercise in compassion: compassion for yourself and others when you read the parts that you relate to, and compassion for others when you read the parts that you don't relate to.
It is very normal to experience social anxiety, it takes many forms, and remembering this can help us connect with our compassion and shared humanity. ❤️
If you feel like sharing, here's a gentle prompt for opening a discussion in comments - What's your social anxiety like?