The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. The anxiety disorder spectrum includes post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder among others. Regardless of which specific anxiety disorder you have, anxiety cripples daily activities, particularly social activities.
On the other hand, networking is important in both your business and personal life. Even though the social aspect may be unpleasant, life's all about overcoming your adversity in order to be successful in a number of spaces.