How can I get over my fear of public embarrassment?

A lot of times, I avoid situations where I am to meet new people because I have a fear of embarrassing myself. I often avoid large groups of people, like parties, because I think they all constantly judge me.

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

Why not accept and tolerate that you naturally are a shy person who doesn't like large groups?

This is not necessarily something to get over if it is part of who you are.

People have the capacity to judge others regardless of whether the group is large or small.

If you aren't afraid of being judged in small groups then study the factors which allow you to feel safe in small groups. 

Possibly you can generalize your findings to large group venues.

If you try the and aren't successful, then likely you simply aren't naturally someone who cares for large group settings.

Not everything a person doesn't like is a symptom of something is wrong w the person!

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