Stand up to shyness

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Feb 2018
9:29am, 2 Feb 2018
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FurryH
Did anyone see the documentry Stand up to shyness bbc.co.uk with Rhod Gilbert?

I emphasie with a lot of things on the documentary. While the CBT in the past tackled my general anxiety about life watching this documentary has made me think that I've not tackled this bit yet. While I'm not going to do stand up to solve it but I will put my hand up. I'm shy.

Rhod's admission about hiding in portoloos or sleeping in a square to not avoid checking into a hotel he had booked has made me think. What lengths have you gone to to avoid meeting people.

I admit that sometimes I have gone to events to meet Fetchies and ended up covering up vest due this anxiety.
Feb 2018
10:31am, 2 Feb 2018
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Ultracat
Not seen the link but I tend to be quite shy or quite in social situations.
Feb 2018
10:31am, 2 Feb 2018
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Ultracat
Quite = quiet
Feb 2018
12:27pm, 5 Feb 2018
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FurryH
The programme was about social anexity. I have good days and bads days with it. Programme was saying you have to confront it.
Feb 2018
8:32pm, 5 Feb 2018
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Oranj
Thanks for the link, FurryH. I watched it but didn't really understand why you had to confront shyness: why was it portrayed as a bad thing? It might be what you are.
Feb 2018
9:56pm, 5 Feb 2018
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FurryH
It was a very light dip into depression and anxiety. They touched very lightly on CBT which when I did it for general anxiety got me to test situations to see if they were a problem. It was the way the programme tackled dealing with social anxiety for those that found it a problem of stopped them functioning in a way they thought they should do.

I guess you don't have to confront it but I think Rhod wanted to socialise with more people but felt held back. It required constant excercise of the muscle was the way he put it.

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