Great article by Dr. Max Belkin
We are so used to our habitual ways of feeling and thinking that even the most introspective individuals have trouble looking at their mental habits from an outside perspective. Thus, as Freud astutely pointed out, self-analysis is not enough. Many of our implicit thoughts and covert emotions are only revealed when we are having a conversation with another person. Having to articulate our experiences to somebody else makes us acknowledge them to ourselves and allows us to reflect on them.
Read whole article: How To Manage Your Social Anxiety | Psychology Today.