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(Slate)   1: Invent a "social disorder" so that losers who can't talk to women don't feel like it's their fault. 2: Design counseling program designed to help the afflicted. 3: Profit   (slate.com) divider line 237
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2013-02-14 11:27:41 AM
You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?
 
2013-02-14 11:40:41 AM

Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?


it's not that shyness is new. But now it's a "social disorder" that requires pills. I guess hitting the bar with your friends is to hard.

Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?
 
2013-02-14 11:42:18 AM
Shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to.
 
2013-02-14 11:48:06 AM

BunkoSquad: Shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to.


Don't ask me about the time I wrote frightening verse to a buck-toothed girl in Luxembourg.
 
2013-02-14 12:00:31 PM
It's just more Millennial whinery.

They're victims of SAD because they can't talk to another person and if someone looks at them the wrong way they're victims of bullying.  They're always victims and can't take their eyes off their navels.
 
2013-02-14 12:01:50 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?

it's not that shyness is new. But now it's a "social disorder" that requires pills. I guess hitting the bar with your friends is to hard.

Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?


So you don't think there's a chemical component to pathological shyness?  Do you also think that chronically depressed people just need to suck it up and smile more?
 
2013-02-14 12:18:50 PM

Mentat: So you don't think there's a chemical component to pathological shyness? Do you also think that chronically depressed people just need to suck it up and smile more?


pathological shyness?!

Maybe they should stop trying to be like everyone else? Maybe we need our shy people? Or we just drug everyone up and turn them into Woo Girls!

img521.imageshack.us

effing makes me sick. You're not like everyone else?! HERE! take a pill.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-14 12:20:48 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?

it's not that shyness is new. But now it's a "social disorder" that requires pills. I guess hitting the bar with your friends is to hard.

Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?



michelle2005.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-14 12:26:02 PM
Just meeting the people you chat with online is a huge thing. I've made it a bit of a hobby to actually find the people who I screw around with. And, by default, that means I'll have to travel some pretty good distances.
 
2013-02-14 12:30:21 PM

vpb:

[michelle2005.files.wordpress.com image 300x229]


Yeah that's it. Compare PTSD to shyness. See how that works out for you.

While you're at it compare child prostitution to not given a kid a participation trophy.
 
2013-02-14 12:44:49 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Just meeting the people you chat with online is a huge thing. I've made it a bit of a hobby to actually find the people who I screw around with. And, by default, that means I'll have to travel some pretty good distances.


I think you were going for:

photos2.meetupstatic.com

But it kinda came off like:

studentbanter.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-14 12:48:38 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Just meeting the people you chat with online is a huge thing. I've made it a bit of a hobby to actually find the people who I screw around with. And, by default, that means I'll have to travel some pretty good distances.

I think you were going for:

[photos2.meetupstatic.com image 360x270]

But it kinda came off like:

[studentbanter.files.wordpress.com image 625x416]


ok that was worth the time and effort!

Well done sir.
 
2013-02-14 12:50:50 PM
FTFA: Not all of tonight's participants have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder (SAD)

No. SAD is for Seasonal Affective Disorder. GO GET YOUR *OWN* ACRONYM!!!
 
2013-02-14 12:52:13 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: thismomentinblackhistory: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Just meeting the people you chat with online is a huge thing. I've made it a bit of a hobby to actually find the people who I screw around with. And, by default, that means I'll have to travel some pretty good distances.

I think you were going for:

[photos2.meetupstatic.com image 360x270]

But it kinda came off like:

[studentbanter.files.wordpress.com image 625x416]

ok that was worth the time and effort!

Well done sir.


He has a particular set of skills.
 
2013-02-14 01:00:12 PM
I know right, those losers should feel like it's their fault, after all there is something wrong with them.
If they can't fix themselves and get confident (stupids!), they deserve to feel bad and be lonely.
People who seek help for mental or emotional problems make me sick! Grrr! What happened to all the real men amiright!

oi49.tinypic.com


Stupid millenials. I weep for this country. Or at least I would, if I were a woman or gay or something.
 
2013-02-14 01:04:53 PM
This shiat sounds like Scientology talk. These people will be getting tax exempt status if they get the right lawyers.
 
2013-02-14 01:49:13 PM

L.D. Ablo: It's just more Millennial whinery.

They're victims of SAD because they can't talk to another person and if someone looks at them the wrong way they're victims of bullying.  They're always victims and can't take their eyes off their navels.


Haha. You're old and salty.
 
2013-02-14 01:50:13 PM
Do the classes work?

Okay. Sign me up.
 
2013-02-14 01:50:38 PM

This from TFA:

"Girls feel really comfortable around me," one man tells me later.


Reminded me of:
http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/
 
2013-02-14 01:51:34 PM
For some people, it's the gym. For others, it's alcohol. And still others, it's expensive clothes/cars/stuff. For these guys, it's classes. Something has always been taking your money to give yourself the courage to talk to women. If it's not one thing, it's another.
 
2013-02-14 01:51:54 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?

it's not that shyness is new. But now it's a "social disorder" that requires pills. I guess hitting the bar with your friends is to hard.

Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?


Pill=encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-14 01:53:59 PM
Sometimes, not being able to talk to girls works out all right...

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-14 01:54:04 PM
So: you're shy? STOP IT!
 
2013-02-14 01:55:08 PM
"Girls feel really comfortable around me," one man tells me later.

Really?  They don't feel comfortable around me.  Of course, that's because I'm going to have sex with them and they know it.

Even if I'm not.
 
2013-02-14 01:55:12 PM
What kind of psycho logic are they using?
 
2013-02-14 01:55:17 PM
Maybe pills are going a little overboard, but I don't think there is anything wrong with a dating workshop.
 
2013-02-14 01:55:30 PM

blatz514: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?

it's not that shyness is new. But now it's a "social disorder" that requires pills. I guess hitting the bar with your friends is to hard.

Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?

Pill=[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 194x259]


Take several and hope you never remember what you did.
 
2013-02-14 01:56:02 PM

Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?


things that I am not are all made up because I am on the internet and thusly the most important person on it
 
2013-02-14 01:56:10 PM

Mentat: So you don't think there's a chemical component to pathological shyness?  Do you also think that chronically depressed people just need to suck it up and smile more?


This thread is too full of pure derp to even try to convince people otherwise.

The main problems, as I see them, are that psychological disorders are overdiagnosed and the diagnoses have inherent subjectivity most times. That being said, having a relatively new awareness about something doesn't mean that it should be automatically disregarded because "it never existed before". Ahh, yes, the good old days, when men were men and everyone drank the same water they shat in.

Things change. Things evolve. Deal with it.
 
2013-02-14 01:57:07 PM
My main problem with women is that they're always so testy with me once the chloroform wears off.
 
2013-02-14 01:57:13 PM
Step 4) cruelly make all the instructors women..
 
2013-02-14 01:57:30 PM
I don't think anyone should rely on a pill, but I can't really understand being incredulous that shy people exists and that there is a class available to assist them.
 
2013-02-14 01:58:04 PM
The solution to shyness is to be passive-aggressive.  Now give me money.
 
2013-02-14 01:58:06 PM

TheOther: blatz514: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Slaxl: You think shyness is a social disorder that's just been invented recently so someone can make money? That's a bit silly, don't you think?

it's not that shyness is new. But now it's a "social disorder" that requires pills. I guess hitting the bar with your friends is to hard.

Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?

Pill=[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 194x259]

Take several and hope you never remember what you did.


What's funny is, when I meet a new girl I tend to drink way faster than I should...rendering me much stupider than usual.
 
2013-02-14 01:58:20 PM
I just do lots of dissociatives to help deal with my crippling mental illness issues.
/You don't care if you can't feel.
//Been offered PTSD counseling but I'm too scared to go.
 
2013-02-14 01:58:32 PM

Feral_and_Preposterous: So: you're shy? STOP IT!


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-14 01:59:16 PM
Stupid?  Genius is what THAT is.
 
2013-02-14 01:59:34 PM
blog.lib.umn.edu

It's been done...
 
2013-02-14 02:00:03 PM
I'm torn between lambasting subby for not making a better headline or the sad realization that my headline would have never been greenlit because the mods wouldn't have gotten it.

/Shy dates: why not pretty soon?
 
2013-02-14 02:02:07 PM
1. Invent social "injustice" so that losers and idiots unwilling or unable to obtain marketable skills don't feel like it's their fault when nobody wants to hire them for the job they "deserve".

2. Campaign with the promise to give them other peoples' money.

3. Profit??
 
2013-02-14 02:02:36 PM
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submitter
 
2013-02-14 02:03:10 PM
Some people have rehabilitating shyness due to extreme anxiety in social situations.  Poor responses in social situations cause a feedback loop as people learn to expect poor responses, which makes them even more anxious.

Some medications help reduce the symptoms of anxiety, which along with therapy and social practice, can help people become more comfortable with social interaction.

Ideally, with successful therapy, medication is no longer needed and a person becomes more comfortable with social situations.

I honestly can't see why people would get so high-and-mighty towards people who are seeking help for anxiety issues.

/i am not a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but I do like eating curry.
 
2013-02-14 02:03:53 PM
As a woman who has occasionally been hit on by shy guys: this is awesome.  Can more guys take classes like this?  I fell in love with my husband because he was shy and it was sweet and endearing - other guys I have met have been shy and it was as awkward as a prairie dog farking a hippo.
 
2013-02-14 02:04:39 PM

A Terrible Human: I just do lots of dissociatives to help deal with my crippling mental illness issues.
/You don't care if you can't feel.
//Been offered PTSD counseling but I'm too scared to go.


I can't imagine how difficult it would be, but all I can say is that, in the immediate, it will be difficult, but the benefits may be a long term improvement to your quality of life. Your experiences may vary, but emotional suppression of a psychological trauma always seems to catch up to people in a big way if it's not confronted. Although confonting it may be the most difficult thing you've ever done, try thinking in terms of five years from now or ten years from now.

/Just my two cents.
 
2013-02-14 02:05:03 PM
Not every one can be a winner. The world needs losers too.
 
2013-02-14 02:05:33 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Is there anything we do now a days that doesn't have a pill to help it along?


Feeling shy? Lonely? New Extravertofil can help you get back in the game by reducing inhibitions and making it easier to engage with the opposite sex. Ask your doctor today if Extravertofil is right for you.

Side effects of Extravertofil may include ill-advised posting of embarrassing pictures on Facebook, beer goggling, hangovers, regrettable hookups, skeletal xylophoning, and REO speedlung. Women who are pregnant should not use Extravertofil because nobody wants to hit that. In rare instances, hard partying lasting more than 16 hours may occur. Seek medical attention immediately if this happens to you. Alcoholics and narcotics users should not use Extravertofil as its active ingredients are alcohol and cocaine.
 
2013-02-14 02:06:53 PM

TaterTot_HotDish: As a woman who has occasionally been hit on by shy guys: this is awesome.  Can more guys take classes like this?  I fell in love with my husband because he was shy and it was sweet and endearing - other guys I have met have been shy and it was as awkward as a prairie dog farking a hippo.


I really want to GIS "prairie dog farking a hippo"  but the results frighten me.
 
2013-02-14 02:07:15 PM

TaterTot_HotDish: As a woman who has occasionally been hit on by shy guys: this is awesome.  Can more guys take classes like this?  I fell in love with my husband because he was shy and it was sweet and endearing - other guys I have met have been shy and it was as awkward as a prairie dog farking a hippo.


I will find an opportunity to use this line today.
 
2013-02-14 02:07:18 PM
No meatloaf man-boobs hug?

/sad
//pours some whiskey to cure the sad
 
2013-02-14 02:07:56 PM

Mentat: So you don't think there's a chemical component to pathological shyness?


Of course there is.
Pathologically shy people are what is know as knurd-ly.  Unlike regular people, the don't produce natural alcohol, and so are always about two drinks below par.

This is actually the first illness I've seen described on the internet which I know I have.  And it even fits with my knurd theory, since I don't drink and the problem never goes away.
 
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