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A Practical Way To Reduce Social Anxiety: Acts of Kindness


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“Acts of kindness may help to counter negative social expectations by promoting more positive perceptions and expectations of a person’s social environment.It helps to reduce their levels of social anxiety and, in turn, makes them less likely to want to avoid social situations.”

Another reason why being kind has tangible benefits to others beyond the act of kindness itself. 

Yes, it's almost ironic!  (:->

I don't follow. Why ironic that kindness assuages anxiety?

It is not ironic. It is only natural that kindness assuages anxiety

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