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Why do I have trouble socializing? Why does my behavior end up badly?

Dear Doctor, For the past few years, precisely about 2 years, I find it very difficult to greet some people. I am able to socialize with my Friends and there is no difficulty when greeting my friends but when I try to greet some of my Father’s friends (say 75 % of my father s friends) and some other s, it seem like something stops me from greeting and socializing with them. Also I hesitate to look at them after a glance and try avoiding them. I think my face also turns a little hostile, in such situations, which puts the other person off. Most people today are considering me arrogant or hostile, which I am not. I respect them, but I don’t know, what makes me feel so hostile towards them. Also after such an incident, which usually occurs daily, I feel very bad of my behavior towards them. Because we meet daily at the prayer hall, this has become an everyday activity, so everyday I am feeling bad of my behavior towards others. Also when talking to some people I am not able to speak fluently, but when I talk the same things to myself, I don’t hesitate but speak fluently. Can you please help me with what condition I am suffering from and what is the cure for that? Please Note : I have won several awards for giving speeches on stages, but I dont know what happens when I meet some people in person.
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Your symptoms appear to related to social anxiety disorder to me. In this patient used to feel inferior and become anxious whenever they talk to others. It leads to avoidance of these situations like stopping meeting new, unknown or certain group of people.

For treatment, you can visit psychiatrist. Cognitive behavior therapy also help in these cases.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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