Fear of social situations

Many people are shy, but those who suffer from social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) can become overwhelmed with anxiety in simple social situations.

By MIKE GROPPER
July 6, 2017 19:19
Social gathering

Social gathering . (photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)

Yossi (not his real name), age 27, was a smart, perceptive young man with both a law degree and an MBA. He had served in an elite combat unit during his army service. He had a great job at a prominent law firm. Most of his work consisted of writing and reviewing contracts for businesses that his law firm represented.

When he was offered a major promotion to represent his law firm at top-level business meetings, an opportunity to advance his career in the law firm, he turned it down.

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