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I feel like most of my anxiety comes from feeling like I'm lower status than others, or that I will lose status. Does anyone else relate?

Is that what social anxiety really is? Status anxiety?

By status I mean one's place in the social hierarchy.
 

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It's an interesting point and I think it has some truth. Certainly for myself when I am in my SA situation, the reason I feel that way is partly due to feeling inadequate compared to those around me. Usually when I feel anxious it is because I feel I will not match up to those around me whether it be a oral talk, playing sport or going out. So I think it definitely is relevant.
 

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I think a lot of it has to do with feeling self-conscious, thinking that people are always watching our every actions, measuring us and judging us.

So yes, I think it's part of status anxiety too, feeling that we're not good enough compared to others.
 
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