2. You’re only comfortable around certain people
People with social anxiety aren’t likely to make new friends and they tend to stick with the same old crowd when deciding who they want to hang out with. That’s because certain friends make them feel comfortable, at ease and understood. Meeting new people is just too stressful for them. Even though the friends they hang out with all the time make them feel safe and understood, being with them is unlikely to enable someone with social anxiety to attend a party or other social function where the threat of being around unfamiliar people is present.