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Pros of social anxiety ?!


Hi, I believe social anxiety have some pros and benefits, i know the cons are much worst but let's be positive and talk about the pros


What do you believe are the pros of social anxiety?


For me i think
- working hard to prove yourself due to the insecurities
- ability to feel the people who suffer from social anxiety, most people don't get them and can't relate to that
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Not sure if you would call this a "pro" or not but it's made me realize how vapid most social interactions are and helped me to discover other things in this world I truly value that are more important than simply socializing all the time.


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A heightened sense of introspection? Idk, that's debatable really. To think of a pro I feel like I'm bending my mind to think of something positive about having it, which is a tall order for me.

I think it's marvelous that you can come up with some pros, however. I have to admit I envy that.

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not saying the first thing that comes to mind, people without SA do it often, so creates awkward moments and they don't mind while an SA person is like, 'glad that's not me!' hahaha
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I guess it makes some people come off as ingenue which others may find endearing.

A lot of people with SA, I've noticed, tend to be really tolerant and nice. My guess is they understand what it feels like to be rejected, have nothing, etc. so there's a tendency to be more empathetic.
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Yeah, thinking more of something before saying them and being careful of saying something.

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ability to feel the people who suffer from social anxiety
I actually find this to be a common misconception. Just because you suffer from something, it doesn't make you be more aware of it for others. Can actually be opposite, as in SA sufferers are more prone to triggering SA for other SA sufferers in some cases too. Since SAers might have less experience with socializing, thus they aren't as good in knowing how to sugarcoat things or not being aware of saying something which will be offensive or "anti-social". Although, same with other disorders probably.

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Not getting an STI
Likely to avoid getting into a bad relationship that ends in mental/emotional/financial ruin
If you are christian/religious then keeping your virginity till marriage should be easy as pie
If you don't say anything people can't criticize you for something you said
If you don't approach someone to ask for a date you can't be rejected
Spending so much time at home means you're less likely to get mugged on the street
If you have a job you'll be able to save more money since you don't 'go out' or have kids or a partner to spend money on
People are less likely to talk behind your back or back stab you because you don't know many people to begin with
People will have a lot of fun teasing you when they find out you haven't had sex in years or are still a virgin that has never been on a date, has no friends and lives in your mothers basement browsing reddit or playing world of warcraft all day long and covered in cheeto dust

Of course this is at the expense of basically your own life and happiness.
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Not relying on others as much

Having time freed up to develop your hobbies

Having an identity outside of others

Heightened awareness of what makes others uncomfortable
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I can't speak for everyone, but for me, Social anxiety has made me very introspective and I've always been challenging myself to be a better person.

and even though my social anxiety has been such a great challenge and a source of depression. Its.........on a flipside. Its made me who I am. and I kind of like being me.
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social anxiety has destroyed my life and it continues to.
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wanted to say none but then remembered im special and not worn out by all that piles of socialising
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Hi, I believe social anxiety have some pros and benefits, i know the cons are much worst but let's be positive and talk about the pros


What do you believe are the pros of social anxiety?


For me i think
- working hard to prove yourself due to the insecurities
- ability to feel the people who suffer from social anxiety, most people don't get them and can't relate to that
One of the pros would be more empathetic I think?
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I can't think of any pros about my SA.
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