|1.||fear of rejection|
Fear of rejection is the fear of unacceptance. This refers to the fear that their personality or appearance will not be accepted or made fun of.
This can lead to forms of social anxiety or supposed awkwardness. Due to this fear of rejection, conversations with this person can be inhibited.
"I'm gonna go talk to Bob today and see if we can be friends... Oh, but he's already friends with Benny. What if he doesn't like me? What if I say something stupid? He'll probably hate me anyway. I won't talk to him. I have a bad fear of rejection." - thoughts of Tyler