Social anxiety can be exhausting. The worries about what people might think, how people might react, or how much attention they are paying to us can truly grab a hold of us and affect our decisions about social situations. We often experience social anxiety when faced with a situation where the opportunity arises to interact with others. Social anxiety can feel like a trap, but it does not have to define us. Getting through social anxiety can be a hard process, but it is not inescapable. Talking through it can help us learn about ourselves and the best way to cope.