Famous People With Social Anxiety Disorder
It seems an oxymoron doesn’t it, Fame and Social Anxiety.
I have to admit that it isn’t easy to understand.
Why would anyone with Social Anxiety want to put themselves in the limelight?
The long and the short of it is though, I suppose, if you only ever wanted to be an actor/football star/racing driving/singer etc then that is what you should be doing, no matter what.
It is easy to disbelieve these famous people who put themselves in the limelight on a daily basis.
“She can’t have Social Anxiety Disorder. Look at the way she behaves on stage!”
“How can he have Social Anxiety Disorder when he spends most of his time in the public eye?”
“I have Social Anxiety Disorder and you wouldn’t get me on the big screen so they can’t have anxiety”
I can see how this can look but I know that I was a teacher for years and remember the same sort of incredulity.
“You spend all day in front of a class of 30 children”
“I’ve seen you enjoying yourself on the playground”
“You couldn’t talk to all those parents if you have Social Anxiety Disorder!’
Just because someone doesn’t seem to be the typical sufferer (whatever that is) surely it isn’t fair to judge them without knowing them as people, rather than someone we know from the public stage.
I’m convinced that some people, famous or not, will jump on the band wagon and insist they have any number of anxieties, ailments or disorders if it means they get special benefits but until proved otherwise, who are we to judge?
I’ve been looking around at the number of famous people who have social anxiety disorder. (Actually my initial sentence read ‘I’ve been looking around at the number of famous people who claim to have social anxiety disorder’ but it didn’t seem fair!)
Below is a list of website links with articles about famous people with social anxiety disorder for you to read more about them.
It’s not nice to be judged by people who have no idea about us so who are we to judge others we don’t really know?
What are your thoughts?
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