We need to talk about social anxiety and having a YouTube channel not being related.
They aren’t related.
Stop expecting someone who has a YouTube channel, 12 million subscribers for instance, or someone who’s simply more comfortable talking to a camera than actual people, to be outgoing.
Look, not everyone that has the guts to make jokes and be themselves in front of no one but an electronic device is THAT comfortable with themselves OUTSIDE of that frame.
This isn’t the typical “their human, gosh guys get off their case” scenario either, this is me addressing something I’ve been wanting to for a long long time.
Social anxiety doesn’t influence talking to a camera.
It’s easy to be oneself on camera because of the lack of judgement, the ability to cut out all the awkward or unneeded moments, and it’s an odd but fun thing to do.
When surrounded by people, for someone with social anxiety or someone that knows what it’s like to have a panic attack and fears those moments in a crowd or even family event, for instance, it’s not easy.
Me, sitting in a classroom = Enormously different than me making funny lip-synching videos on snapchat or a YouTube video.
I’m in no way a big influence, at least in my videos but for those that are I see comments like: