Commonly, the person has these fears in social settings, such as eating, speaking in public, going to social
gatherings or meetings. The person has symptoms
such as racing heart, sweating palms, difficulty breathing or feeling choked up, as well as symptoms of blushing, shaking, vomiting, and even feeling that he/she might lose bladder control. Most individuals recognise that their level of fear is excessive and want to do something about changing it.