Fear of being negatively judged and scrutinized dominates the root cause of Social Anxiety Disorder. Unreasonable expectations placed upon individuals at childhood can also materialize into adulthood to cause serious implications in social behavior. Extreme shyness, low self-esteem and negative thinking affect how social anxiety disorder sufferers react to their surroundings.
Social Anxiety Disorder chooses its victim and situations selectively. The disorder is not limited to specifically one type of social setting. It involves multiple-settings and strikes when intense fear is at its height. It can greatly affect educational capability, opportunity to get a job and ability to socially interact with those of the opposite gender and people in general. Exposure to non-familiar person or place leaves people with this type of disorder overwhelmed to socialize. This shortcoming in their character makes it tough for them to be accepted socially as friends, coworker. It can also destroy any possible romantic encounter he or she might have.
Lack of the required self-confidence can leave one humiliated with their actions and choose to isolate his or herself from society out of this fear. People with Social Anxiety Disorder usually set unreasonable social standards that are difficult to meet. Failing to conquer this goal leaves them embarrass of themselves and sense of helplessness takes over.
Physical symptom includes stammering, lost of words, sweating, blushing, increased heart rate, trouble breathing properly and trembling. People with Social Anxiety Disorder also deliberately make themselves sick to avoid social places and activities.