I Get Quiet When I'm Overwhelmed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 348 People

    I Turn Inward

    i'ma cahtterbox but when i'm overwhelmed i shut up and people that know me can tell i'm overwhelmed by stuff
    wotaloser wotaloser
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2011
    Siouze Siouze
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    Can't

    When I get overwhelmed it's hard for me to speak. Sometimes it gets so bad I can't talk at all.  Others, the few words I choke out are scrambled and stilted, single syllable nouns and wrongly-tensed verbs. I'm reduced to pointing at the things I want/need to interact with...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Jun 30, 2012

    Finding the Silver Lining

    Sometimes there's too much to do at work. I don't complain or vent. It's like trying to run in knee high water. Keep going or slow down. Stopping isn't an option. Family,bills and work have to be addressed. I like the old time saying" There's  not enough teats for the...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    9 Responses Sep 27, 2009

    An Absolute Mental Trainwreck

    Sometimes I can get overwhelmed believe it or not, sometimes my great multitrack mind can end up a total mental trainwreck of epic proportions. It rarely helps when my emotions end up derailing too and that will be one of the occasions in which you may see what seems to be the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 24, 2009

    Especially When Im Trying To Socialise!!

    im not really that much into socialising, but when i do go out socialising, i always get really overwhelmed being in large groups of people, and in the process i become really quiet, and its like i know i have plenty to say, but i just cant speak up!! i hate being in big groups...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2012
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