Some common physical symptoms people with social phobia might experience are:
- Blushing or stammering when trying to speak
- Excessive sweating
- Nausea or diarrhoea
- Racing heart
People with social anxiety also worry excessively that they will behave in a manner in which other people will judge, criticise, laugh at or humiliate them. These social or performance situations are either avoided or endured with extreme fear or anxiety, which can cause significant distress and affect their personal, social and work life.