i honestly have no fucking idea how i get away with it all the time, but i guess i'm 'good' at it and know a ton of methods like camera blind spots and concealing in a way where it doesn't look like stealing on camera (i.e. having the bag you lift with in your shopping cart so that it just looks like you're putting things in the shopping cart), also i always buy at least a few small things which makes it a million times less suspicious than walking in with an empty bag and out with a full one, lol.
i actually have anxiety and a couple of close calls/ paranoia have led to some pretty unpleasant panic attacks, but like the other anon said the rush and satisfaction of getting away with it/ getting things for free kind of evened out the panic.
one thing i WILL say is that the most mortifying thing, almost worse than actually getting caught, is becoming a 'regular' to employees who recognize you, and either dealing with the guilt of duping decent hardworking people, or the embarrassment of just KNOWING by the way they look at you that they know or suspect you but haven't caught you yet or don't bother with it because you still buy things (which is why there are one or two stores that i've avoided even shopping in for like a year now)
but on the plus side i'd like the think i'm a super genuinely nice person outside of that habit, so maybe all of my good deeds and actions in helping others will make up for my bullshit someday?????
tl;dr don't shoplift, it's a fun but shallow pasttime, it's extremely addicting and ruins ur life