I Have Anxiety And Am Awkward In Social Situations

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    I don't even like going in chat rooms

    or virtual worlds like Second Life because I'm afraid people won't like me. My summer has been incredibly boring because I don't have any friends and it's hard to find them.
    PurpleHart PurpleHart
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    When I am in social situations my mind goes

    blank, I have nothing to say. Its as though the people around me are speaking a foreign language. I have no connection with the people and can't think of anything to say that would interest them. On the occasions I do speak, I just jabber on and have no idea what I'm...
    xxlouisebaby xxlouisebaby
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

    Unless I'm high or drunk

    but usually I get really stressed out on social situations
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 16, 2014

    Like Today For Instance

    Today I had to go to a store to turn in my application for employment. It is only a small stop-and-shop type of place, and not on a major highway, but it took me almost 30 minutes to mentally "psyche myself up" for the experience. There were only a few people inside, but to me...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2011

    Is it just me or are the conversations going on

    here either 1. Really awkward 2. Really perverted and/or 3. Don't last very long Maybe it's just me ...
    LilacLoner222 LilacLoner222
    18-21, F
    Jun 27, 2014

    Just had class. Communications 101.

    Almost lost my ears. We had to do the introductory thing. I had to say my name, where I was born If I had a super power what would it be, Three things about myself, What I would do with a million dollars, And if I was president what would be the first thing i would do? I got...
    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    Even on here it's really hard to post stuff lol.

    I prefer to listen. It makes me anxious to put out my own opinion, and most of the time it doesn't feel like it's worth it. Tbh I'd love to have some friends who understand what social anxiety is like, so feel free to hmu.
    mistdrop mistdrop
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jan 25, 2016

    Define friend. I was invited to a social event

    today and I was able to talk with 5 or 6 (?) people that belongs to my school. We had kind of a long talk ( or conversation? except that, I only had a little talking and only talks when answering questions, most of it was trying to know me). In school, they say they noticed that...
    FallingWind FallingWind
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015
    pbarn pbarn
    31-35, M
    Jan 23, 2016

    i feel bad because i want to care about things,

    but it's hard to get up the energy to do so unless i really know the person
    FelixShea FelixShea
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    Im scared of running into people i know

    while out in public places... Like, dont i deal with you people enough already?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2014

    My parents seem to forget this.

    They seem to think I can just throw myself into a crowd of humans, when even calling a stranger makes me quiver. There is a reason I find it hard to make friends not online, I do not open up right away easily. I may not like my situation, but I find it extremely hard to change...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    lately I have been very nervous

    when playing my music people. what can I do to be more confident and not as nervous
    Dean6736 Dean6736
    46-50, M
    Jul 28, 2015

    Sometimes I'm too scared to post anything

    online, even if it is anonymously.
    Fenriis Fenriis
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jun 8, 2015

    i cant talk to people holy i hate this man .

    i just tried calling someone to get my phone fixed , they didnt pick up but i got nervous as hell.
    miz0217 miz0217
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2014

    I went for a skate at a local park today,

    trying to keep the physical activity up while I don't have a job, plus I had a very substance fuelled couple of days over the weekend so I thought I might be able to sweat it out under the sun, slight detox if you will haha. I met this guy there who seemed pretty chilled...
    chazwozza chazwozza
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    I just had to quit my job today.

    .. all because of my anxiety. I would feel like I was screwing everything up and there were too many people. I should have expected this from a fast food restaurant but I had family friends who work there to help me. But I couldn't do it I only lasted like a month and a half. I...
    WolfsLullaby WolfsLullaby
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    I hate meeting new people.

    I feel so awkward and shy... I try to act calm and collected, but I seem to not do that so well. I wish I could hide under a rock sometimes.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    life has crazily changed.

    .. My dad passed away in March... And my family and I were right in the middle of preparing to move. For the first time ever, I'll be living on my own with my boyfriend, while my mom and sister will live in another province... My aunt has helped us to pack... And I honestly...
    Amethyst4ever Amethyst4ever
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    Hello I suffer anxiety

    and deppresion, had it ever since i was 8. It sucks, and I barely have any friends.. I am 19 male in U.S. I just joined to hopefully meet people on here, specially on skype :) If anyone wants to talk my skype is live:johanncampos332 just hope I can talk to others
    Lambertt Lambertt
    22-25, M
    Jul 8, 2014

    Literally I am so awkward on here I don't

    even know how to talk to others
    narryyyy narryyyy
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    My social anxiety messes me up in

    so many situations, I never leave my house unless I'm forced to. My family doesn't know I have it either, they just think I'm shy, so they force me to go to places that make me extremely uncomfortable and it causes me to have a breakdown later. It makes me hate myself.
    DynastyTM DynastyTM
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    I Have To Go To A Mixer Tomorrow.

    I am eighteen and have recently moved in with my best friend. I have no friends in the area. She's lived here for the past year and a half and is goin to college so she has opportunity to make a lot of friends. I however only have work and the people I work with are mostly not...
    stevim13 stevim13
    22-25, F
    Nov 9, 2013

    Once again I feel a lot of struggle trying to

    think of what to write. My mind is constantly in battle, I always overthink and over analyze myself, my looks, my abilities... It just goes on and on... People scare me to say the least. It's as if their these important figures that I always have to please...it's just bullshit...
    Mrxanonymous Mrxanonymous
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    I have anxiety when going out to eat

    because I'm afraid that I'll look like an idiot who doesn't know how to order. On top of that, I also have anxiety of being judged for the food I order.
    Wep777 Wep777
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    It's weird how guys have profile pics of their

    genitals (I don't know if that would be the meat group to post this in
    Skyebreeze Skyebreeze
    22-25, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    I'm in my first year of UNi.

    I used to be normal, but now I hate going out. I hate talking and mixing with people. I sometimes cry about the fact I have nobody to talk to, but at the same time I couldn't possibly have the confidence or desire to mix with people and make friends. Whenever I go out I end up...
    RunAwayGirl94 RunAwayGirl94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2013

    I have social phobia

    and cant make eye contact!
    Lashary Lashary
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    Never realized I have social anxiety

    until last year... I want to be social and make friends I have never been one to have a lot of friends, at the moment I have none. Since high school I've had a VERY hard time making and keeping friends . When I put myself in social situations I shut down and I do tend to be...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 25, 2016
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