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Our fear of standing up in front of a group and talking is so great that we fear it more than death, in surveys at least. On one hand I understand, having sweated myself about getting up in front of a group.
What do we think will happen to us? The answer seems to lie in our remote past, in our evolution as social animals. Humans evolved over the last few million years in a world filled with risks like large predators and starvation. Based on the fossil evidence of predator attacks on our human ancestors as described in the book Man the Hunted written by Robert Sussman and Donna Hartand on predation rates on large primates today, early humans were probably commonly hunted by a wealth of large predators.
One common defense to predation displayed by primates and other animals is to live in groups. In a group, other group members can alert each other to predators and help to fight them off. The advantages of living in a group probably are the reason why early humans and other large primates evolved to be social, and why we are still social today.
Humans were not the largest, fastest, or fiercest animal — early humans survived by their wits and their ability to collaborate. Those that worked together well, helping others in their group, probably survived and passed on traits that contributed to social behavior.
Failure to be a part of the social group, getting kicked out, probably spelled doom for early humans. Anything that threatens our status in our social group, like the threat of ostracism, feels like a very great risk to us. The animal is unable to protect itself against predators, cannot garner enough food, etc.
The fear is not just about public speaking, but is also faced my many others who are faced with getting in front of a crowd and performing like athletes, actors, and musicians. As a social psychologist, teacher, and a sufferer of social anxietyDr. Signe Dayhoff suffered through intense fear of public speaking every time he got up to teach a class.
Eventually it got so bad that it interfered in his ability to do his job. Getting help, he found he could deal with the situation better. They fear being negatively evaluated in anything they do; fear being rejected; fear being abandoned.
And at a primal level, the fear is so great because we are not merely afraid of being embarrassed, or judged. We are afraid of being rejected from the social group, ostracized and left to defend ourselves all on our own.
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