Jordan Peterson: How to Beat Social Anxiety and Fear of Public Speaking

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Jordan B Peterson talks about the best methods for easing anxiety.

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Excerpt has been cut from the original video on Jordan Peterson’s channel “2017 Maps of Meaning 8: Neuropsychology of Symbolic Representation”.

Jordan Bernt Peterson (born June 12, 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are the psychology of religious and ideological belief, and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance. He authored Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief in 1999.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I used to struggle terribly with public speaking a young man. Now I love it and teach it. This is great advice from one of the most engaging intellectuals in the world. Jordan Peterson is a modern day philosopher who has captured the imagination of so many young (and old men like myself). His directness runs contrary to most people's styles. I love his judgemental interjections. He's both smart and engaging at the same time. It's a great combination to enjoy.

  2. Exactly, in essence its just breaking down the whole into manageable bits. Once I figured this out it was night and day speaking in public or at a social event.

  3. Professor Peterson is healing me hardcore. I GAVE MYSELF SOCIAL ANXIETY FOR YEARS. I LITERALLY BROUGHT MYSELF DOWN ON THE DOMINATION HIERARCHY, while all this time I could've been so much healthier and more attractive. I wasted years of my life. Fortunately I'm only 27 so it's not too late to heal and recover.

  4. You know, that's some of the best advice I've ever heard on public speaking; looking AT a person…and speaking to them, then move on and speak to another person in the room and so on. I cannot speak to a group, but I can speak to an individual. Standing on both feet equally, and using your hands to communicate is another. Those two things plus this idea of looking at, and speaking to, an individual instead of a group….just sounds like a powerful trio of ideas for speaking publicly. Thank you Dr. Peterson…

  5. I'm always amazed at the number of angles from which Prof. Peterson is able to explain a position. And yeah, speaking from personal experience, he's damned right.

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