I have been struggling with my confidence in social situations for a while now, not necessarily with my friends and in general, as I am actually quite confident, but as soon as you put me in a classroom environment I get so nervous and even though I know the answers to some questions, or may need help, it's like I can't physically bring myself to speak. The reason why this bugs me so much is that I really want to get involved with group discussions and answer questions, as I am not naturally shy, but it is like I am petrified of what others might think, the teacher might think, and that I will probably get it wrong, as I am a slow learner. As a result, my self esteem has withered down and I feel so on edge all the time.
Confidence problems in class social anxiety Watch
- Thread Starter
- 30-01-2017 20:27
- Community Assistant
- 30-01-2017 20:35
You need to sort out your beliefs, you believe what others might think or the teacher might think, has anything happened to you to think this way?
Have you made friends in your classroom? Is their a particular set of people who behave like bullies?
Easier said than done, you need to answer the question and the more your answer, the more confident and comfortable you will feel in this situation.
Try breathing exercises and try making small talk with class-mates before this so you can be relaxed in a classroom environment.