Tag Archives: social phobia

Social Anxiety on TV: Mr. Robot

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Mr. Robot is about a twenty-something year-old hacker named Elliot (Rami Malek) who works for a cybersecurity company. He suffers from social anxiety and depression, feeling so lonely at times that he hacks other people in order to feel closer to them. He is recruited by Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) to form “fsociety,” a hacker group planning to take down mega corporation “Evil Corp.” As we learn more about Elliot and Mr. Robot, we discover that his psychological problems may stem much deeper than social anxiety. Continue reading

Social Anxiety in Movies: He Was a Quiet Man

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He Was a Quiet Man is about Bob Maconel (Christian Slater) a bullied loner who secretly plans to kill his co-workers…until someone else beats him to the punch. Bob saves the day by killing the shooter and becomes a hero at the office. Continue reading

Social Anxiety in Movies: Dummy

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Dummy is about Steven (Adrien Brody), a shy socially awkward almost 30-year-old man who gets fired from his job and decides to pursue his dream of becoming a professional ventriloquist. He uses his dummy to help deal with problems involving his family, friends, and love life. Continue reading

Thumbsucker Part 3: Behind the Scenes

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To conclude my Social Anxiety in Movies series on Thumbsucker, I will take a look behind the scenes of the film at the actors, writers, and director.

Here are the first two posts if you missed them:

And if you haven’t seen the movie, you can Rent Thumbsucker Online or Buy the DVD.

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Thumbsucker Part 2: The Reviews

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My review of Thumbsucker was already running long, so I decided the break up the post. Part two will focus on the reviews of the film. If you haven’t seen Thumbsucker yet, I highly recommend you seek it out. The movie is well worth watching whether you suffer from thumb-sucking, social anxiety, or anything else. (Or if you just like good movies.)

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Social Anxiety in Movies: Thumbsucker

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Thumbsucker is about Justin Cobb (Lou Pucci), who at 17 years-old, still sucks his thumb. His thumb-sucking has led to problems with friends at high school and at home with his family. The story follows Justin through his various attempts at trying cure himself of his thumb-sucking. Continue reading

Poker & Exposure

Me during my poker days back in college.

Me during my poker days.

I’ll never forget how nervous I was my first night playing poker at a casino in Atlantic City. My heart pounded a mile a minute, my fingers sweat onto the cards, and my hands shook like maracas every time I pushed chips into the pot. I was afraid to win a hand because I didn’t know how to tip the dealer. I was so scared, I folded pocket kings before the flop. My fear cost me money. The other guy only had jacks. I was a better player than that. Continue reading

Is Picky Eating Related to Social Anxiety?

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When I was six, I thought there were nails in meat, so I refused to touch it. I watched Popeye get strong from eating spinach, but I’d have rather been weak than eat disgusting green leaves. I ate pizza every single day for most of my life. Yeah, you could say I was a picky eater. Continue reading

11 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes to Overcome Social Anxiety

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for saying, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” However, the President’s wife had many great quotes of her own, dealing with the same subject matter: fear and anxiety. Eleanor Roosevelt was, “A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love,” yet she grew into, “One of the most outspoken women to live in the White House.” That didn’t mean the former First Lady stopped feeling fear and anxiety. She merely learned how to overcome her fear, and the following quotes explain how she did just that. Continue reading