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I Am Dealing With Social Anxiety

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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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    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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    I have social anxiety

    and i hate that,it's horrible and i can't control myself
    MiaStardust MiaStardust 16-17, F Dec 25, 2015

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    I hate when you hear someone say "Hi, how are you?" And you respond and it's awkward as is then you turn and see someone else standing there too and you don't know which of you the...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    There is this one guy in my class who I have worked with in some group projects (groups chosen by teacher), who I think really shares my humor and is really easy to talk to, but I...
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    I hate doing presentations with people and solo. I legit wanna cry sometimes
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    I can't stand when people use this as an excuse to avoid life by choice. Too many people claim social anxiety when, really, they're just lazy and don't want to have to do things...
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    They say if you really focus on the other person (to whom you're interacting with) you feel less anxious and sometimes you don't feel anxious at all. It's not thinking about what...
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    My brain can process criticism. I know when it's true or when people are being unfair, and I'm okay with that. But in that very moment I cannot control my emotions. My eyes will...
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    Sometimes I wish I was cool.
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    I always have but I've learnt to accept it and deal with it the best I can. I've gotten better over the years.
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    pb98 pb98 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Would it really kill you if you show a little vulnerability now and then ! I CAN'T show it up
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