Social Anxiety vs. Shyness
Dr. Paula Levine, Psychologist and Founding Director of the Miami Counseling Resource Center, explains social phobia. She says it’s not fear of being social or fear of socializing. It’s fear of a scrutiny, evaluation and judgment.
She clarifies that the shy person is simply that: shy. But a shy person is not afraid of the scrutiny of others.
The specialist adds cognitive behavioral therapy works very well with social anxiety patients.