Is there a way to beat social anxiety on my own?
Due to how stupid this issue is, I feel like I need to beat this without help from others (like medication, or therapy). The anxiety itself makes me feel like an extremely weak person, and even the thought of getting outside help just strengthens that feeling of weakness. Its hard to really explain, but I need to beat this on my own and stop letting it control my life. I've tried facing it, staring the fear in the eyes, but that only makes it worse. During times when I feel the anxiety I try to realize how illogical and stupid it is, but that doesn't work either. I'm a decently confident person until I am next to somebody, then it all goes down the drain and its like I devolve into the scared little child who is afraid of the monsters in his closet. Except those monsters are the very people I'm afraid of, and they aren't hiding in a closet.