16 episodes

Hi, I'm Mark Metry and this is my project exploring mental health & social anxiety in today's emerging world of technology, social media, politics, entrepreneurship, and the environment. Whether you're shy or introverted or not, listen for no fluff, no fake positivity, toxic self-help, just real, credible, scientifically-backed, and personal stories designed for practical application to improve your life, mind, and anxiety. (formerly known as Humans 2.0)

Social Anxiety Society Mark Metry

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 488 Ratings

Hi, I'm Mark Metry and this is my project exploring mental health & social anxiety in today's emerging world of technology, social media, politics, entrepreneurship, and the environment. Whether you're shy or introverted or not, listen for no fluff, no fake positivity, toxic self-help, just real, credible, scientifically-backed, and personal stories designed for practical application to improve your life, mind, and anxiety. (formerly known as Humans 2.0)

    15 - How Introverts & Shy People Can Appear Rude to Others

    15 - How Introverts & Shy People Can Appear Rude to Others

    This is not about blaming you or shaming you to feel bad about yourself in front of others.

    I spent a lot of my life thinking other people hated me.

    Of course, some did hate me. Others? Didn’t care much.

    2 main reasons behind this Podcast!

    1. Give awareness to you, who may consider yourself as shy, introverted, or socially anxious around how you come off to other people.

    2. For those of you with loved ones or colleagues who are shy, introverted, or socially anxious and you want to improve your understanding.

    Buckle up, open your mind, and let’s go!

    Sponsored by Acerting Art - Helping you with Anxiety & Sleep:
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    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/how-introverts-can-appear-rude-to

    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 17 min
    14 - Stand Up to Shyness w/ Jay Shetty

    14 - Stand Up to Shyness w/ Jay Shetty

    Right before COVID-19 hit, I was in NYC with Jay Shetty and got to sit down with him for over an hour. We talked about many different things but one thing that stood out to me was Jay speaking about how he used to be shy and still kind of is introverted in some ways today.

    Jay Shetty's viral wisdom videos have garnered over 4 BILLION views and he has gained over 25 MILLION followers globally. His health & wellness podcast, On Purpose with Jay Shetty, offers insights to purposeful living and debuted at #1 on iTunes.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/stand-up-to-shyness-w-jay-shetty

    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 6 min
    13 - Deep Sleep Is the Antidote to Social Anxiety

    13 - Deep Sleep Is the Antidote to Social Anxiety

    It was the fall of 2016.

    I woke up on a Monday morning feeling refreshed and filled with energy for the first time in my life.

    This is not an exaggeration 👆

    I distinctly remember growing up and trying to sleep every night. Closing my eyes, and then staying up in the darkness of my mind every night. The next thing I knew, I would hear my parent's alarm go off and it was morning time!

    When I look back at those times. I feel sadness for the younger version of myself.

    Because it all makes sense. Sleep is the bedrock layer of health. Without sleep, your biochemistry doesn’t function properly, even your memory, mood, focus, are all heavily impacted.

    Sponsored by Acerting Art - Helping you with Anxiety & Sleep:
    - https://www.youtube.com/c/acertingart
    - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4zGczHsSZktkXqswBFhz1D

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/deep-sleep-is-the-antidote-to-social

    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 13 min
    12 - How Meditating for 1,500 Days Rewired My Social Anxiety & Shyness

    12 - How Meditating for 1,500 Days Rewired My Social Anxiety & Shyness

    Before 2016 I had never thought of meditating. I didn’t know much about it and sort of guessed it was for hippies or some ultra-religious tradition for monks, and not for a normal guy like me.

    Sponsored by Acerting Art - Helping you with Anxiety & Sleep:
    - https://www.youtube.com/c/acertingart
    - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4zGczHsSZktkXqswBFhz1D

    It wasn’t until I experienced a dark period in 2015 with my mental health that forced me to deal with this and find new tools for my problems. Alongside reading books, eating healthy, and sleeping well, I was led to meditation.

    Meditation isn’t actually about calming yourself down. From an outsider’s perspective meditation seems like a peaceful practice where you float up in the clouds and melt all your stress. While there may be meditations that teach this, it’s important to not build the expectation of having this experience every time. Meditation is actually about rewiring your brain, emotional connections, and free up space in your mind to effectively live in the present moment.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/how-meditating-for-1500-days-rewired

    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 14 min
    11 - How to Handle People Who Tell You What to Do

    11 - How to Handle People Who Tell You What to Do

    People who tell you how to act and who to be as if you’re an actor reading a movie script. They’re not the directors of your Life story.... Unless you let them.

    You will meet some people in life who derive their power from controlling others.

    Whether it was that 4th-grade teacher who always seemed to start a mental world war 3 over whether Jeffrey spilled his milk on the ground on Thursday. Or, maybe a parent, or a past friend of yours, or an old toxic boss or colleague who got on your nerves.

    It’s one thing to advise or recommend someone to do something, in a professional setting like your boss or a friendly manner like Hey Mark, here’s a typo in your article, or here’s another analogy or image that would go well here...

    There are other times where you:

    - never asked for their opinion.
    - don’t care about that person’s opinion.
    - their opinion isn’t about informing or educating, it’s about tearing you down politically in a way they have more power over you.

    Everyone faces this throughout their lifetime and time again. It seems like the bullies always come back, don’t they? Here are 3 main principles I’ve learned that have helped me.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/how-to-handle-people-who-tell-you

    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 10 min
    10 - How to Be Confident Without Faking It

    10 - How to Be Confident Without Faking It

    I meet many people on my journey today who say something like:

    “I could always manage my anxiety and how I showed up in the world for most of my life…and then ________ happened.”

    Life hits them and beats them down. They feel defeated. Feeling like they have to start from point A, from the beginning of the drawing board, without a clue, again.

    It turns out that “figuring it out” every day, is sort of like stitching yourself together, while the plane is falling down through the clouds and while more stuff is breaking.

    A lot of the times you start to realize you actually were never truly confident.

    You were just making it up and trying to figure out how to get by in each moment.

    You found a crutch, a source of escape, validation from others, something you could lean in to give you those feelings that you are confident in, especially in front of other people and social scenarios.

    I’ve read so many articles about how to be confident, and like most things on the internet, many of them are filled with BS.

    Giving people short-term, shallow, shortcuts, that don’t produce long-term results.

    Let’s change that and dive into 5 ways to be confident without faking it.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/how-to-be-confident-without-faking

    ~~~Helpful Links~~~
    - Youtube: https://bit.ly/3gDQXUi
    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
488 Ratings

488 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Mark, host of the Humans 2.0 podcast, highlights all aspects of tech and science affecting mental health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Blorpal ,

Please do an episode about passive aggressive people

I often encounter work situations where people talk behind my back and say they hate me under their breath, how do I deal with these people?

Arlie K ,

So excited for what's next!

Only a couple episodes in, and I'm already SO stoked for the new direction of the podcast! I'm genuinely grateful for Mark's willingness to be open and honest about his journey to greater confidence. As we navigate the post-lockdown life, I have no doubt that this show will be an invaluable resource to many, myself included. Hats off to you, Mark!

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