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^Good Post

Social anxiety is a pain in the ***. Often it leads to bigger problems like depression or other neurological disorder (failing in your career etcetra ). I actually believe now that stuff like obsessive compulsive disorder are the result of social anxiety. What about physical problems? Often (well me) people sitting for hours at home because they are too afraid to go anywhere.
This results in heart diseases and god knows what more.

Highly dopamine people are often religious (if you are hyper religious you being close to a psychosis). That would explain that those people do not suffer so much from social anxiety. They enjoy life so much that they need a god for an afterlife.

These are my ****ty theories.
And my theory is to locate the mechanism's introverts use and treat those areas. I do believe the things that make an introvert a introvert are a huge contributor to SA. Think about it, introverts get drained around people, they lack the social reward that extroverts get. If we were more driven by reward then punishment, the SA population would (in my opinion) drop by a large number. However that is by far, a politically correct statement. You'd be hard-pressed to find many sites condemning introverted behavior. Personally I believe it should be treated as a disorder, humans were meant to be social for a varieties of reasons.

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f03/web1/nkrimgold.html
 

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Things like that are controversial to say, but very true. A lot of introverts are just in denial, and the fact is that their families are likely to be similarly introverted as them (due to genetics), and perhaps even encourage the un-social behaviour.
It is without question to say that extroverted folks feel more positive emotion. They laugh easier, enthusiastic, and driven by social reward. I'm introverted, I have a sense of humor and can be enthusiastic, so I am not saying introverts don't have those. However, it is MUCH more difficult for me to utilize those areas my brain. I was watching a comedy with a group of my extroverted friends, first off, I didn't even feel like doing it or hanging out. While watching the movie, my friends were literally pissing there pants from laughing so hard. I was like....ugggg hahaha. Just rolling with the flow.

Purhaps 150 years ago this wasn't a necessity and being an introvert wasn't that bad, but you were dead by 40. With people living well into there 90's it is critical from a mental health stand point NOT to be cut short from feeling positive emotions or have a desire to be alone....

Think about how a lack of positive emotions or healthy social support system leads depression and anxiety.
 
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