I Have Severe Social Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 212 People

    I only started expressing symptoms over the

    last 2 years. It's getting to the point where I don't even want to go grocery shopping. There's always too many people, and their behaviours are starting to not just **** me off, but also scare me. I can't even bring myself to attend a concert. My boyfriend is 6'2", and he can...
    iamrae22 iamrae22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2014

    I'm so worried of what others will think of me

    or do/say that I panic when around other ppl.
    TheGirlOnline TheGirlOnline
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2016
    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom
    22-25, F
    Jul 6, 2015

    I'm shy around people I don't know

    and if I'm in a crowded place I have to try and tune people out because I feel like every single person at that place is staring at me and it bothers me a lot.
    xxemoscenechickxx xxemoscenechickxx
    26-30, F
    Mar 5, 2016

    its disabling my life.

    i want to get my life back
    tarjawhore tarjawhore
    22-25, M
    Jan 21, 2015

    I get so anxious that

    even when the other day when my teacher told me to give another classroom a book I just left the room then but it on the side to get put of going in a room filled with other people.
    TheGirlOnline TheGirlOnline
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016

    Made plans to meet up with a friend.

    Walked half an hour in the rain to the corner where we usually meet. She wasn't there, and my phone was dead. Instead of walking the rest of the block to her house and knocking on the door, I walked back home.
    PurpleUmbrellas PurpleUmbrellas
    22-25, F
    Jul 5, 2015

    When I go out to places I have never been I

    have an anxiety attack but when I am at work or home I don't!! Why is that?
    nicolv32 nicolv32
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2014

    I got this app hoping to help myself overcome

    at least a little bit of my anxiety by talking to people. I'm really awkward and so shy that when you message me I'll probably not answer right away. Don't be afraid to message me, though, I don't ever judge :) Also please don't judge me... I'm an odd person lol
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    Mar 19, 2016


    idkhby idkhby
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    When i was younger i noticed

    that crowds made me nervous. Now, i can't even walk in to a room with less than 5 people without hyperventilating...
    Anika1258 Anika1258
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    I have had bad anxiety attacks

    when I go out to places that I am not familiar with!! I don't have them at home or work!! Why?
    nicolv32 nicolv32
    36-40, F
    May 11, 2014

    I never know how to behave properly around

    other people, so I try not to have to face them… The simple idea of meeting other people can be scary if I don't rehearse the scene in my head.
    AlaRubra AlaRubra
    18-21, T
    Mar 8, 2016

    I'm 21 and this horrendous problem has robbed

    me of so much in my life. I think I was shy ever since I was a child but I read young children are supposed to grow out of it. I think mine got worse as grew because I was scrutinized and bullied throughout school. I avoided social situations and feared them because I thought I...
    Jason947 Jason947
    22-25, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    The worst part about it is I've done it to

    myself without even realizing it. I haven't left home except for a few times in three months. I have reached out for help finally. And I joined this site for support. I hate who I am now. I feel like when i go out that everyone is staring and laughing at me. I feel hopeless...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    Mar 4, 2016

    This is hard for me but here we go.

    .. I have social anxiety, it effects my day to day life like crazy and I hate it, I hate myself for it. The other kids love to say I'm ugly, worthless, etc. and trust me I believe them. They say I need to die, well I do.. I have no valid argument for the way I am... Wish I did...
    neverrevailed neverrevailed
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    I have no friends. Seriously.

    Not one. I used to have friends, but as I got older and my anxiety got worse, I stopped talking to everyone. Stopped going out and the effort of making and keeping relationships dissolved away. It's nice, in it's own way. When I want to be alone, I can be. No one bothers me and...
    SummerOf22 SummerOf22
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2015


    Im 17 years old. I suffer from social anxiety. I can be with people and feel so alone. I want to feel like I belong but I never do. I get so sad and lonely sometimes. I worry so much about what others think. when I try not to it doesn't work. I want to just hide away from...
    MaeLi1012 MaeLi1012
    18-21, F
    Aug 1, 2013

    I have always had to deal with this my whole

    life! It is a hard thing to deal with, but I'm getting through it! I've realized now that I am who I am and if someone doesn't like that then I don't really care haha!! I love who I am and I wouldn't want to change for anyone! Even if my social anxiety can get in the way of...
    jamystery jamystery
    22-25, F
    Mar 22, 2014

    Just the other day I went into a gas station to

    buy my boyfriend a Monster and I also wanted a snickers bar, but since I couldn't find it right away I just gave up because I didn't want to stand in the aisle and look stupid. fml :/
    Zer0Point Zer0Point
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015
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