Hello everyone, this week’s topic is all about Social Phobia, or mostly known as Social Anxiety. Most people think that having anxiety for some things is weird or for “crazy” people. But it signifies you care about the social situation for it to go enjoyably. It’s completely normal to feel nervous about social situations, but don’t let this fear detain you in gaining complete confidence in yourself. In this type of phobia, everyday social interactions can cause anxiety, self-consciousness, and embarrassment because you feel you are being judged by the minute you’re in the room.
Chronic mental condition from which one can learn coping skills in therapy or going through the process of experimenting with actual social situations to help boost confidence as you progress.
There are different types of symptoms to identify if you have this type of disorder:
Emotional and behavioral symptoms
Fear of being judged
Worrying about humiliation
Fear of interacting with others
Fear that some physical symptoms can embarrass you like blushing, sweating, or shaking
Feeling anxious in anticipation of the social activity
Thinking of things you did after the social situations and identifying certain mistakes
Expecting the worst outcome from a negative situation
Avoids common social situations such as:
Interacting with new people
Going to parties
Going to a new work area or school
Creating conversation topics
Depending on the amount of stress you’re facing over time, avoiding these types of social situations can have a strong impact on the long term in your treatment to getting over this. Although avoiding them may sound like the easy way out, it increases the chances of your anxiety becoming stronger if you don’t do something about it at the times you best can.
*IF YOU HAVE SERIOUS CONCERNS OR ISSUES WITH SOCIAL ANXIETY, DON’T HESITATE IN ASKING A DOCTOR THAT IS SPECIALIZED IN THIS AREA.*
Some causes of social anxiety disorder likely come from:
An issue in the part of the brain called the amygdala, which controls most of the fear responses
Learned behavior from an unpleasant experience
New social demands
Complications that can be caused by social anxiety disorder:
Sensitive to criticism
Lacking social skills
Complete Isolation in creating social relationships
An effect in academic performance
Abuse of substances
Suicide attempts or suicide
(IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY EXPERIENCES WITH THIS TYPE OF SITUATION, IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO SEEK GUIDANCE, CALL 1-800-273-TALK )
Beta-blockers, for reducing adrenaline in the body
Hey, guys! It’s Juan and today I was wondering what are your guy’s style of learning. It is very important to know your learning style so you can find the most effective study method that best fits your study habits.
These are 7 methods of learning. Remember, you can be a combination of two or more study methods.
Visual learners need to see the information to understand and process it.
For example, when they are reading a history book they prefer to have pictures to look at so they can use a form of association with memory.
These learners are not easily distracted and enjoy planning.
Auditory learners prefer to retain information when they hear it
This means they understand and remember new concepts better by sounds
Most students like this tend to not take notes at all in classrooms
Sometimes it can be considered distracting as their major way of learning new information when it’s just basically concentrating on hearing
For example, they tend to succeed more when it comes to group work if they discuss the material orally
When it comes to reading a piece of writing, reading the paper and listening to what is being said, helps auditory learners think to better
Reading / Writing Learners:
These type of learners seek more passion in note-taking to better understand new information
They are also likely to do plenty of research on any desired topic that is mostly expressed with words
Kinesthetic learners are the most active when it comes to participating in a physical role in the classroom
Sometimes mistaken with “tactile learners” which mostly use one sense (touch)
These types of learners tend to use all 5 senses when it comes to learning a new piece of information
They are very energetic and they may have a preference for “getting their hands dirty”
In the classroom, they are not very excited for which not everything is an activity where one can participate in and stay active on
For example, some use the method of flashcards when it comes to reviewing so they can keep their mind active in the flipping and switching action of the cards
These type of learners in the classroom tend to over excel in Science labs and/or other physical activities that keep their mind moving and learning at the same time, making them learn in a productive way
Logical learners usually like using their brain for logical and mathematical reasoning
They are easily able to recognize patterns and connect concepts.
Their main form of learning comes from grouping and classifying information.
They also excel in numbers and complex calculations.
Social learners excel at socializing and communicating with people.
They are often approached for advice because of their “apparent sensitivity” and motivations.
Are very good listeners and can easily correlate with others
Solitary learners tend to prefer a more private and independent form of learning.
Their concentration levels excel when there are no distractions present and if they are alone.
They are more confident and show off the best of their abilities when they do it on their own time and pace