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Four limiting beliefs I had to break to overcome social fear

I’d always seen myself as shy. I often felt like an outsider. I didn’t speak up in class.

I was criticised for this by others, but most of all, I chastised myself. Hard.

Beating myself up about being ‘weird’ and ‘shy’ and ‘too quiet’ took its toll on my mental wellbeing. It wasn’t until later in high school that I developed what could…



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Alex Mathers

I write about psychology, writing and creativity. Free book: '12 habits of mentally strong people' ⮕