a person's fear of social situations where there is a risk of embarrassment or being seen negatively by others. This type of anxiety is associated with the social places or people.

SOCIAL ANXIETY: "Joe had social phobia and hated meeting people in social situations."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SOCIAL ANXIETY," in, April 13, 2013, (accessed January 16, 2019).