Is Digital Social Anxiety A Thing? Asking For Myself

Bella Gerard
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If I had to classify myself on a scale from hermit to social butterfly, I’d say I’m an extroverted introvert—I can turn it on when needed, but for the most part, I prefer to be left alone and thrive on solo time spent creatively. However, the past few months of stay-at-home orders and social distancing have left me feeling both nervous about returning to a world of social events and anxious about the way I present myself online, as the latter has been my only opportunity to communicate for so long now. I’m experiencing what I can only describe as digital social anxiety, and after...

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