"Normal" people don't understand social phobia
It frustrates me just a tiny bit that normally social people have a hard time understanding social phobia. When I told my best friend, she said she could definitely relate because she used to be really shy too. She told me she got over it by just getting out there and talking to people; it worked, as now she's somewhat of a socialite. It irked me a little that she didn't seem to understand that social phobia is not shyness, and that we probably had very different experiences. I tried to explain to her, but though she sympathized, she didn't empathize with me. The same goes for other people I've told; they seem baffled by the idea of social phobia. I think a lot of people also don't think it's a serious disorder. There are worse disorders, but the extreme anxiety and panic felt by sufferers of social phobia should not be taken lightly.
It's not a big deal, I guess. Just a little frustrating.