I Have Social Anxiety

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    I don't think I fall under the clinical

    disorder, but I find it very difficult to reintegrate back in to socializing after I've been isolated for a while. This happens a lot when I'm sick or in the hospital. I withdraw from people so they wont worry or fuss over me, but when I get back out again I never have anything...
    starasong starasong
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    The Roots

    I think I have finally realized where my anxiety came from. I dated a guy for three years that would always yell at me and embarrass me in front of people, always wondering when he was gonna lash out. I am emotionally scarred. Now that I have found the root of the problem, how...
    ivansmummy ivansmummy
    22-25, F
    Nov 13, 2013

    My anxiety has gotten worse

    since my friends are arguing and I can't help but be stuck in the middle of it all :( One friend asked to work with me on a 6 week school project and of course I said yes, but my second friend is now being childish because I didn't pick her to work with She is totally ignoring...
    AnoynomousReader AnoynomousReader
    16-17, F
    Jun 2, 2015

    I love seeing many different types of people

    and their lifestyles, I love looking at other people and the different things that they face everyday. I just love observing and learning and people yet I can't even walk up and talk to someone. Sometimes my anxiety puts a limit on the things that I can do.
    blinkon12 blinkon12
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    For Ever...

    I simply feel uncomfortable around a group of people;it is okay if it`s 3 or even 4 person but more it`s just too much for me. Also I can`t stand crowds i feel suffocated and want to run away as quick as possible. When I walk on the street I sometimes get frustrated about the...
    meiai meiai
    18-21, F
    Apr 17, 2012

    I Hate Parties--i Freak Out

    How do I begin to explain about my Social Anxiety....Hmmm welll perhaps it beganas a kid. I never had many friends that I could call close. Sure I played with the neighborhoodkids and my cousins but I could never deal with any more than say 3 at a time.Perhaps its because I can...
    Gotmusicinme9 Gotmusicinme9
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2011

    I'm always shy in public

    even around my friends.I feel like when I'm talking they'll think I'm weird or something, I hate it
    BonesIsBeauty BonesIsBeauty
    16-17, F
    Nov 8, 2014
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