Mysteriis, yes I believe social anxiety is developed from self shame.
I've realized that my shame came first, and it evolved naturally into the anxiety.
Ive always been ashamed of myself in every possible way. Even the little things like breathing, sneezing, coughing, and so on. Ashamed for being human.
Reading brene browns books have helped me understand people and the shame that we all feel, and what makes a person able to be shame resilient.
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are. - Max DePree