Welcome - glad to have you back!x
Thanks RSxo - Hope you are doing well!
Glad your back. Sounds like you have improved. How does SA affect you on a daily basis these days?
Hi Chris - thanks for commenting.
Well when I was here last, I'd already basically "managed" my SA (which took many years prior). However, the job I've been in since has brought new (and welcome) challenges. There's heavy reliance on networking, influencing and representing others basically encourages me to be less apologetic about any anxiety traits I have, being a good role model and being a ource of reassurance for others.
I'm currently wishing to move upwards in the organisation - and unfortunately, job interview anxiety is still a big problem for me - and so this is now holding me back slightly. Fortunately I'm using all manners of work resources to aid this, including a mentor and my current manager's support.
So socially I'm more outgoing when I want to be, and have a better grip in things - to the point of being able to influence the social setting. There's always room to improve but again, I'm currently more focused on enhancing my job interview prospects, and so socialising is less of a priority. Plus, I'm still an introvert at heart, and so still need to "recharge" after a lot of socialising.
Incidentally, this career ambition involves analysis. The more I learn about this, the more I'm able to see patterns and structure in how I approached my challenging of social anxiety. although I'm personally more on auto-pilot nowadays, I felt this new mindset might increase my ability to help others, which perhaps has influenced me to come back. Seeing others progress through SA has always been very inspiring
So there you go Chris - another affect is my ability to ramble on and on, but I'm sure you'd never believe me if you told you