Does your social anxiety only appear when forced to do public speaking/talking to new people? I deal with the same thing, but being in settings with lots of new people, like crowded schools or parties, brings out my anxiety too. It doesn’t matter if I have to talk or not. It really sucks, I get it.

Nah, same as you pal. Public speaking is just more embarrassing bc i know for sure that people are watching me. My university is a big trigger for my anxiety- especially when im walking through really crowded areas? I dont go to the student union at all bc there’s just TOO many people. It does suck 😪