I feel different levels of anxiety before talking to girls or people I don't know. Is it an evolutionary adaptive process or some psych problem? M, 26
Social anxiety. A great definition comes from wikipedia. It says "social anxiety is anxiety (emotional discomfort, fear, apprehension, or worry) about social situations, interactions with others, and being evaluated or scrutinized by other people. A great source of information, audio and video recordings is- http://tinyurl. Com/7jaeln4.
It's natural. It's natural to be nervous and anxious about certain social situations, like talking to girls. This is in fact, quite common. One must face one's fears head on. You might ask yourself: "what do I have to lose? " and just try striking a conversation. Believe it or not, the females may be anxious as well. Then, the more you do it, the more comfortable you will become as you 'desensitize'.