If anxiety isn't noticeable, then how come people bring it to my attention? ?
I have been speaking to a therapist about my Social Anxiety and I told her that one of my biggest worries is other people noticing that I am nervous or uncomfortable in social situations. She told me that anxiety is not noticeable unless you are shaking or your voice is shaky.
When I took public speaking in college, I remember reading in the textbook that when many people get nervous during a presentation, they worry that other people can tell. The book said that nervousness is not really noticeable.
These things are not true in my experience. Many people in my life have asked me during times when I was nervous, "Why do you look so nervous? Why do you look uncomfortable?"
These people can clearly tell that I am nervous. If anxiety isn't noticeable then why are people asking me why I look nervous?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
You can't see anxiety per se. You can however see the effects of social anxiety on a person, the shaking hands, the sweating, the shuddering, the stammering of words, the brain freeze to name but a few.
- THE BANNIBAL ONELv 72 months ago
There are other signs.
Your therapist forgot.
- Mars MissionLv 72 months ago
Please tell therapist what you want if anything
To work on now? Increasing frustration tolerance.
Or something else,
Very Best Wishes
Source:) Study Informal and Ethics
- AnonymousLv 62 months ago
Your therapist sounds like she doesn't know what she's talking about, there are several signs of anxiety, not only the two she mentioned.
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- 2 months ago
some people give anxiety away more than others by looking afraid.
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
it might be noticeable in some cases