Social anxiety -- a form of generalized anxiety disorder -- has a way of making even the most fun gatherings seem like torturous interactions.
The condition, which affects approximately 15 million American adults, is classified as an intense discomfort that occurs during social interactions. It can also cause the sufferer to feel (often unfounded) judgement and shame from others.
Basically? It's the worst.
For those who don't experience the disorder, it's understandably difficult to empathize with someone who feels this way on a daily basis. Enter these accurate comics by artist Shea Strauss.
Strauss' College Humor illustrations below perfectly capture the daily realities of someone with social anxiety. It may make you think twice before you shame someone for not going out one night or even not wanting to answer the door.
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