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I Am Dealing With Social Anxiety

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    I Hate Leaving And I Don't Like People Coming Over Either.

    I used to be on the road all the time. I was never home. It was boring. Maybe this all has to do with getting older or that I have a lot of hobbies and interests that keep me occupied. All I know is that when I have to leave my house for anything I get this feeling of dread that...
    Dirtydux Dirtydux 31-35, F Nov 19, 2012

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    Social Anxiety Disorder

    HiThis is my experience with social anxiety, how I got help, and how I'm dealing with it, and how i'm getting better and better every day.I've been dealing with social anxiety since I was in sixth grade, and transfered to a new school. I had friends from my old school with me...
    Aggyness Aggyness 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2011

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    Until just this moment I was a bit bummed that I'd lost the ability to put people at ease just by smiling and saying something I think they'll find amusing. It's an important skill...
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    Today in English i had to read my essay... So person with social anxiety's WORST NIGHTMARE. I was so nervous, i couldn't sleep. While i was reading, my face got all red and i...
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    I need help! I was diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder a few years ago, so I have a hard time dealing with people, after I tried to commit suicide with 15 years old I used...
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    I have extreme social anxiety due to peers bullying and abusing me. I was normal to begin with. So, it all started when I was about 5. I was living in gapview trailer park. And...
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    I'm super into music. It's one of those things that are therapeutic for me. There's this one group that I really love and whom I religiously follow - tweets, instagram, interviews...
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    I had a child, a baby boy, from a one night stand with an ex partner who left the country when she found out she was pregnant. Mostly due to her lack of faith in my ability as a...
    JonnoHo JonnoHo 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Having social anxiety and being an introvert is tough. Is so hard to talk to people and when I do I can't carry a conversation. It's awkward going into social settings. I rarely...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    Having social anxiety and being an introvert is tough. Is so hard to talk to people and when I do I can't carry a conversation. It's awkward going into social settings. I rarely...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Soo I'm coming to you all vulnerable as hell. All the gloves coming off now. I have to say one thing that triggers my social anxiety is the feeling of embarrassment and total utter...
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Friendships don't ever seem like enough. I don't know if this has to do with my social anxiety or it's just normal. But I've never been able to have a friendship I feel good in...
    lipstickonmycaprisun lipstickonmycaprisun 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm far too childlike for my age. I've been the innocent kid that adults liked, and it seems I'm still young today. Honestly? I hate it. Because I'm childlike I don't date. Not...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I have social anxiety but it gets better every now and then. I haven't had it as bad as I do now in a long time. I think last time I had it was some time in 6th-7th grade. I'm in...
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    After falling behind in classes due to outside problems, my social anxiety has come back and I'm afraid to face my teachers... I thought I was done with this... apparently not...
    Dakavu Dakavu 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    oteki1 oteki1 22-25, M Apr 27

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    I feel sometimes uncomfortable around some people. If im nervous around people, i try to make myself calm and normal, but it didnt work. Im so nervous that i just want to run away...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    Social anxiety really has a way of ******* up your personal development.
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    buttercup033 buttercup033 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Because of my abusive father, I grew up to be very shy. This made it easy for other kids to take advantage of me and bully me. I started to hate people. My young innocent mind...
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    What people who don't have SA fail to understand is that anxiety is physical. "Your chest tightens, your head feels cloudy & you are acutely aware of the effort behind every breath...
    BasAllah BasAllah 13-15, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's not that obvious. I'm not really super lonely in which I don't have friends...but real friends? Like the ones who will really stay by your side because you have developed and...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a bit unsure of this one. I know for a fact I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder as I was professionally diagnosed when I was 10. But over the past 4 years, things have been...
    HazzaBoo HazzaBoo 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    So till this day I still get really anxious over the simplest things. I always need someone by my side so I can feel okay and safe. Thinking about growing up and becoming an adult...
    charites0 charites0 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I get so much anxiety around new people and am so shy I never wanna venture out of my comfort zone out side of my bf. I love him and he is my best friend and I wouldnt trade the...
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    My mom thinks that social skills>intelligence. She forced me to go to a social group with the guidance counselor. Worst part, I'm the only girl.
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    animerules44 animerules44 16-17 5 Responses Apr 22

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    lexi1027 lexi1027 13-15, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I just don't know what to say sometimes, okay all the time. My friend says to me "i don't want to feel how i feels anymore." Said she wanted to get up and go to work and just be...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    blinkon12 blinkon12 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Anxiety is a life killer........
    ruthlessbitch13 ruthlessbitch13 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12

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