I was talking to my cognitive therapist for the first time the other day and one of the things he mentioned was that we'd look at things people do which they shouldn't or something (can't remember the exact wording) and one of them was "mind reading". This isn't the professor xavier type of mind reading but the kind where you trying to read someone's mind all the time in case they think you're stupid or an idiod or their laughing at you, which is what happens with SA. You think that people are laughing at you all the time and you're affraid of rejection.
Strait away and without any training I decided that this was true of me and now when I talk to someone I just look at them, and what they've got to say and then say something back. There's no need to mind read, just watch them, don't intensely analyse what their doing all the time, just listen to them. That's what I'm doing now and I feel totally different, maybe this is already a turning point. Think about it.
"When's the competition? Tomorrow (says the student). You're not ready. Like all the others, you want to find the way to win without accepting the way to loose. To die is to be liberated from it. So when tomorrow comes, free your ambitious mind and practice the art of dying." Bruce Lee