Do you have fear of public interaction

India
December 5, 2012 1:24am CST
I am a reserved and quiet guy. I get anxious and tensed in social gatherings or wedding ceremonies. I get especially nervous when i am center of attraction. Have anybody experienced such fears? Do you know any remedy?
10 responses
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Well, since I have been exposed in Politics from our community and in my college days, so I am no longer afraid of interacting to the public. I can speak on stage without shaking. I think we have to practice such skills because it will help us to be successful someday.
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@Mavic123456 (7910)
• Thailand
5 Dec 12
Fears are normal. It is sometimes called stage fright. someone who gets frightened in front of other people. I am an introvert person, in reality very quiet one. But I can manage to host or emcee a social gatherings without hesitation. I am thinking I get through with it. anyway I have no choice but to get through with it. I am a teacher so I know that having fear in public will do no good to me. I also speak in big meetings or conduct seminars. Now I can do that. Maybe because as a person I am already built. I know what I want and I know how to say it. Maybe because through experiences, and challenges in life, I have established my self confidence pretty well. Whoooa it is just a matter of self concept, how you see yourself. So I always think positive about myself.
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@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
I used to be just like you when I was younger. But I have somehow overcome my fear of being in a crowd. The only thing that I did was to be confident and just wanted to interact with people. I thought that I was missing a lot just by being in my own "box".
@prashu228 (22659)
• India
5 Dec 12
I agree interaction is important this helps us to get rid of the fear and helps us to open up
• India
5 Dec 12
jenny1015, You are right. interaction is helpful and being confident is also helpful.
@bittu27 (86)
• India
5 Dec 12
You have lot of similarity with me. I am also a very quiet guy and also get nervous when many people look at me for some reason. I feel very much uncomfortable and awkward. if anybody knows any kind of remedies to this then please tell me as soon as possible.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
When I was younger I used to be like that and I had fear of speaking in public. However, when I became adult my fear was slowly gone because at times in my job I need to speak in public and I had no choice but did it. So little by little I had overcame it. In parties, I don't want to be looked at as well. Still, I don't have choice but to attend the gatherings. I just regain my composure and confident at times. Have a nice day!
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
5 Dec 12
For you to conquer this fear, start by making friends. This site and the members here can be a good help. Right now you are socializing by responding in discussions. Next step is make more friends in your place. Hang with them and try to build up your confidence around them.
@iluvusabado (2560)
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
i'm an introvert like you. there have been happenings in my life that made me afraid to take the lime light. i guess you just have to prepare yourself and be confident.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Before I was so ashamed to go to public places and public gatherings like weddings and birthdays. But now, I think I already gained my confidence to face and mingle with different kinds of people. And one that triggers me to became like that was when my father had compared me with my friend that was so very cheerful and friendly and has a lot of confidence with herself. She can talk to anybody without hesitation and she is very comfortable to that. My father said I should be like her because it is better than to be afraid to the crowd or no self confidence to mingle.So I did it and I did not get annoyed with his idea instead I took it as a challenged with myself.
@AkamaruKei (5220)
• Malaysia
5 Dec 12
Not only you have fear of public interaction, me to also have that problem. I feel very nervous to talking with people i dont know and my mind always think negative. Dont know what is good remedy to cure this. I think try to pratice to facing with people and try not to nervous and shy. Do not thinking to much about negative things. I always try to do this and it change me a little.
@prashu228 (22659)
• India
5 Dec 12
hi friend, I am quiet reserved person but no such fear in public gatherings. I like to be for myself some misunderstand this ,some think i am head weight while some as shy , but both are not right. Try to speak more with others slowly the tension goes away.