My name is Gael and I would like to start a conversation about social anxiety as a developer. I think this is a topic that needs to be discussed, but we don’t talk about it that much, because… Well, usually people that feel social anxiety of some sort also feel ashamed and less than.
That is my case too. I’ve been learning game dev, 3D art and lots of different skills to make games for more than 4 years now. Nevertheless, I am very hesitant of showing my work. I’m always looking for the next course, the next project, the next “thing” that will be actually good, never really finishing anything. In my head, I’m never good enough, so I need to learn something else to actually be “good”.
But the next thing I learn never gives me the confidence I need to actually put my work (and myself) out there and actually get noticed, land a job, get followers or do anything that will actually lead me to be successful. I am, as they say, my worse enemy.
So I’m asking you now:
What things do you do to get past these anxieties? What helps you feel more confident when posting your work?
I would love to hear your insights in this topic, as it will greatly help me, and I hope others too
Thank you very much!