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Paging Dr. NerdLove

Jan 5, 2017

Approach anxiety is like having the world’s worst super power. It’s taking something relatively simple - the idea of going up to somebody and introducing yourself - and imagining all the ways that it could possibly go wrong, all at once. So what starts as a “hi, my name is -“ ends with you getting maced and being dragged off to prison for being The Worst. 

It doesn't matter if you're approaching someone after class or at a bar, approach anxiety hits us wherever we go. And to make it worse, most of us don't know how to handle it correctly. Here's how to face down your fears and learn to overcome approach anxiety the right way.

Show Highlights:

  • Why most attempts to beat approach anxiety only make it worse
  • The importance of naming your fears
  • The mental flaw that makes us more prone to approach anxiety
  • How to defang your worst fears

...and so much more.

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