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Why do I have trouble talking in a group when I do fine online?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
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In brief: Cyber-Connection

Speaking to a group of individuals ranks as one the most anxiety producing situations for anyone.
Online there is a protective layer due to something i call "cyber-connection protection". There can be less spontaneity in a cyber-connection. Online your feedback may be limited or non-existent. Both factors would lead to fewer troubles when talking to an online versus a live group.

In brief: Cyber-Connection

Speaking to a group of individuals ranks as one the most anxiety producing situations for anyone.
Online there is a protective layer due to something i call "cyber-connection protection". There can be less spontaneity in a cyber-connection. Online your feedback may be limited or non-existent. Both factors would lead to fewer troubles when talking to an online versus a live group.
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