It's Funny...

...people always tell me I'm such a social butterfly.  I am!  I love being around people, I am a champion talker, and I am truly a social animal.  Ironic, then, that I have a very specific form of social anxiety-- I HATE making phone calls.  I will answer them, but when I want to make one, it's almost like a little voice in my head says, "Oh, no, you don't want to do that.  Not really necessary."  I'm working on it, though...and really it seems that the only way to get over it is to DO it.

saree80 saree80
3 Responses Aug 1, 2008

always push your comfort zone i have the same issue with having social anxiety but also being a social butterfly

Yes just Do It.

I am exactly the same...i can't talk on the phone at all. I get nervous and just can't open my mouth. I think you're right about the just doing it...just have to remind yourself it's not really that bad.