My name is Charles. I am a twenty year old, white male. My parents were and are middle class. For as long as I can remember I have felt a certain anxiety toward social situations and people as a whole. I have never actually enjoyed personal attention whether positive or negative. For years I simply accepted this as part of who I was. I am a shy, introverted, anti-social person. I don’t like people, nor do I need them. I have trudged through twenty years of life with this attitude leading the way. I will attempt to explain the process of socialization through which I acquired these views.
"“It’s Not My Fault”: Overcoming Social Anxiety through Sociological Imagination,"
Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/humanarchitecture/vol2/iss1/7