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Both my Dad and my brother have SA (not diagnosed, but I'm about 98% sure). Most of my family on my Dad's side is shy as well, and have a lot of issues with anxiety and depression.
 

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Everyone in my family is very anxious but in their own ways... my dad socially (but not that bad), my mom with health anxiety, and my sister with work/school.

There is definitely a genetic component to my anxiety. But the fact that it is specifically SOCIAL and got as bad as it did, was down to life experiences.
 

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My grandad had it, my mom has it and so do my 2 brothers.
My sister and father on the other hand, love attention and socializing.
 

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It's hard to say; my mom always seems anxious (tense) when talking with people and doesn't really go out... and my brother isn't a social butterfly either, but has a more nonchalant approach... he's in college and never goes to parties or anything but does not care what people think of his choice to stay home. He has a girlfriend and a few close friends, but isn't a hugely outgoing guy.
My dad is a people person who is smooth in social situations. I want to be like dad. :)
 

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It's possible both my mother and father could have mild forms.. but nothing near the severity I have to deal with. They lead very normal lives.

Then there's my sister who's the polar opposite of me... could not possibly be any different from each other.
 

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I'm not sure, my dad might have it. He might have gotten it from his dad. Or maybe not... maybe he just likes being weird lol.
 

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My entire family on my mom's side plus my brother are the complete opposite of me - They're the type who you would never hear silence when around since their mouths run on autopilot. The kind who can't be around other people without striking up small talk. It's a natural reaction for them to socialize and I bet they would have to put in some effort in order to keep to themselves. I don't know how they have the constant energy to be so loud and lively without taking a break to breath.

My dad's side is much more relaxed and easier to converse with since instead of talking at me, they're rather succinct and pause frequently to allow for a discussion involving multiple people to take place. However, most of them (my dad is one of the few exceptions) will talk if there would otherwise be silence. My dad is probably the quietest in my family, but being calm and reserved is just his personality. Even he was perplexed when I told him about my social anxiety and couldn't fathom how something like that could exist.

If I wasn't born, the rest of my family would probably die never knowing there was such a thing as social phobia.
 

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I'm the only one in my family, including aunts, uncles and cousins, that has SA.
 

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My mother was very quiet and reserved in social situations, or so I'm told. She most likely had SA, that would explain where I get it from. I've always been shy, even as a little kid. My father is semi outgoing, but he's said before that he was shy around girls in high school. I believe one of my cousins may have SA, he still lives with his mom at age 27 and has had the same minimum wage job for years now. Or maybe he's just really lazy.:b
 

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My mom doesn't have social anxiety but she does have issues with anxiety in othe stuff but she isn't aware of it. She also has a personailty disorder and my Dad and brothers recognize this but she still does not. Her side is filled with people who have mental ummmm challenges let's say. My Dad is reserved and quiet and at times I think he has anxiety issues and other times not.

I think my mom's side and my dad had something to do with my issue.
 

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My grandmother on mums side definately does. Shes very much a relcluse and doesnt talk much. Well thats what I remember of her, havnt seen her in years (shes still alive).
I think my mum has it too. So now I get it. Wonderful.
 

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My Dad and Aunt have social issues e.g. don't socialise at all and my Aunt hasn't worked for years. Not sure if they have anxiety/are avoident or just don't want to.
I think my Mum has general anxiety and maybe depression but not SA-and she would never admit to anything.
From my cousins one has had an eating disorder, one barely says a word to me (but could be adolescence still) and the other had some kind of behavioural/attention disorder when young.
 

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Yes and OCD as well (not terribly bad though). No one else is diagnosed but me, but my mom totally has major anxiety issues and I believe she definitely has SA as well. My Dad has SA (describes himself as antisocial but he's not as bad as he thinks).

It was funny the day we both realized just how much we are alike (my dad and I) - he was at my house helping with something and I kept going over to shut the curtains so the neighbors couldn't see in, and he said "what's wrong with you girl, are you antisocial like your dad?" I said "ummm......YESSSS!!!!" Hello! Meet your daughter! He said "Damn, I was hoping there was only one of me."

That's pretty sad but it's funny at the same time. He told me his mother once told him he belonged "in the hills" - as in go live way out in the country away from other people. LOL
 

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My oldest cousin is the only person in my family besides myself that has social anxiety. Everyone else in my family are loud and outgoing. :roll
 
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