Today, I want to leave you something to think about. Read the post and then let me know your thoughts. I’m really curious to hear what people have to say about fakeness, fear, and small talk, in relation to social anxiety.
Making small talk is difficult. Asking people about themselves when you don’t care to know the answer seems pointless, but that’s exactly what it is. How sad is that? Seems sorta pointless doesn’t it?
So here’s an example of the ‘real’ thing. How do you respond to someone who’s whining about the price of Jimmy Chu shoes? or Talks endlessly about the weather? or Says climate change is bunk?
Just think about it for a couple of minutes and let me know your thoughts in the comments. Is there a level of authenticity in someone who with social anxiety that there’s just no way they can even respond to such ‘small talk’? Hmm…
So for today, observe the small talk around you. What do you think? Is it all fake? Is it necessary? What are some alternatives?
Mel Robbins has some great stuff that she discusses and has you work on. Her book The High Five Habit is frikken amazing and reminds you to be kinder to yourself, each and every day.
I’ll share more of her stuff, but for now I’ve included the link.
Be kind to yourself. Don’t beat yourself up.
Here are a couple of other posts I wrote about social anxiety/social awkwardness. Please feel free to share them.
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