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I Live With Social Anxiety

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    Kicks In As Soon As I Walk Out the Door of My Home

    Every time I unlock my door, anxiety flares up, & I feel stupid. @ 1st, I used to be outgoing, but after so many yrs. of humiliation & abuse, now, I try to stay in my shell as much as possible & try to avoid human contact. Seriously! Someone ALWAYS gotta say...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    It'S Only Me Time!

    I'm an introvert, shy, weird, quiet at school. most people talk behind my back on how much I'm too shy or too quiet. I relate to this experience I read a few minutes ago. "Yeah I'm quiet and shy all the time, you got a problem with that. It does not make me a loser". I meet...
    maddymadamz maddymadamz 13-15 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    My Life With Social Anxiety

    throughout my life, i knew i had been different from the other kids at school, while everyone was yelling accross the classroom having a good time...i was sitting in my desk hoping no one would say anything to me. everyone always told me i was quiet, and some made fun of me for...
    hmm789 hmm789 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    Nobody Joined My Study Group

    It's a shameful story but half of it is also my fault. From the beginning, as one of a student in my class, i seem unreachable and not being open to another student. They still think I'm their friends, but there's a brick wall stands between me and them. The problem is, i don't...
    niebell niebell 18-21 Dec 27, 2011

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    If Nothing Changed There Would Be No Butterflys

    iam am happy to say i am having a great day..but is there anyone out there with social anxiety?deppression,need someoone to talk to?anyone???...i have social ANXIETY?? and depression??,its soo hard to deal with,..we need to think positive and learn to love life,,iam here to be...
    sexylilbabie97 sexylilbabie97 22-25, F Mar 30, 2012

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    Youre Not Alone

    iam am happy to say i am having a great day..but is there anyone out there with social anxiety?deppression,need someoone to talk to?anyone???...i have social ANXIETY?? and depression??,its soo hard to deal with,..we need to think positive and learn to love life,,iam here to be ur...
    sexylilbabie97 sexylilbabie97 22-25, F Mar 30, 2012

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    I Deserve To Be Happy

    i dont know why i care so much what people think,i know iam pretty and a very nice person,but why do try so hard for peope to like me,iam gonna start being a positive person,iam so nervous b,c my sisters wedding is coming up and i go to rehab on the17,ive been sober for almost 3...
    sexylilbabie97 sexylilbabie97 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    Disappointed Myself Again...

    I’m new here so I’ll add a little back story for anyone who’s interested. I apologize for the length and bad writing but I just need to get this off my chest. Okay, so I’m 25 and I’ve never been in a “proper” relationship. I’m not the kind of person who socializes...
    ayellowballoon ayellowballoon 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    My Life With Social Anxiety

    Hi every one. i have major social anxiety going on. I cant even step out my door without freaking out. I hate going to stores. Even the rides going anywhere really freaks me out. i have to seriously mentally prepare myself just to step out side. I have a two year old that like...
    heca heca 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    My Life With Social Anxiety

    throughout my life, i knew i had been different from the other kids at school, while everyone was yelling accross the classroom having a good time...i was sitting in my desk hoping no one would say anything to me. everyone always told me i was quiet, and some made fun of me for...
    hmm789 hmm789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    im going shopping tomorrow

    and of course im up late thinking about it I can never come home with the things I want I always come home empty handed. this is what happens while shopping. i get there and wonder if I look okay looking to see if people are looking if they are I get very uncomfortable and begin...
    idkhby idkhby 13-15, F Jul 22, 2014

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    I'm in college and I'm having a hard time with

    everything honestly because I keep becoming more and more socially aviodant. My aviodant behavior has always worried me but now it's really taking a toll on my grades. I have missed meetings and classes and postponed appointment with teachers. I couldn't go I dreaded being there...
    Krystean Krystean 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Ive struggled with social anxiety as long as i can remember. Its kind of ruined my life. I have barely any friends, i nearly never leave my room, i dont even go to school anymore i...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    [PLEASE READ]!>> I WANT PEOPLE LEARN WHAT I HAVE LEARNED> Its kinda a long post, but worth the read, I promise. To begin with, I actually dont suffer from it anymore, but I...
    athion64 athion64 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    Today I just got accepted into cooking school today and I'm really excited except.... It's in Wellington the capital city in nz, so i Have to move, I have no where to live, no...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F Jan 28

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    My social anxiety has destroyed my life. In unemployed because I'm to afraid to get a job. I have no friends anymore because I haven't left the house in months. I can't speak to...
    BloodRose96 BloodRose96 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I hate writing on the Internet in too much detail about myself (my problems) out of fear someone I know will know that it's me and know my struggles. This is my first post so it's...
    AnxietyIsLife AnxietyIsLife 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 12

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    Since this is my first post I Im just going to say something about me.I suck at forms of human interaction in general. I spend my life hiding and immersed in books, writing, and...
    FallOutGirl123 FallOutGirl123 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have social anxiety. It is worst when I'm driving. I don't even like drivers behind me - it freaks me out. I'm not a bad driver when I'm calm but in traffic or when there are a...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Is it weird I even have social phobia around my own mother and I've lived with her all my life. I know she does judge me and has said things.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    social anxiety. yeah. i have it,
    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    See I never took my social anxiety seriously. Like back in high school, I thought I was just an awkward person who lacks communication skills. But now that I'm in college, I...
    FabulousF FabulousF 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Sorry dunno what to say so I Ben to the doctors and found out that I do have social anxiety since I been 16 I have had it an it wasn't in till Xmas there that it was that bad cos...
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    social anxiety. i have it.
    natalyaholy natalyaholy 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I think I wouldn't have social anxiety if I wasn't laughed at for the way I pronounce my words,told that I was ugly and retarded everyday ,made fun of for the way I walk . People...
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm not sure if this qualifies as an experience yet because I haven't had this happen yet, but i am going on a class trip next week and i'm really nervous about it. I hate having...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Today, was the day my worst nightmare came true. My professor asked us last class to form groups for the project at the end of the year. Today, we were suppose to tell him who our...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I have social Anxiety, Whenever I stand in a group I feel I have very low esteem and every other person is better than me .I avoid long conversation and If In Have to speak in a...
    lifenoteasy lifenoteasy 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate having social anxiety. I get panic attacks a lot. It's really embarrassing, I got it in math class cause of the silence. Everyone laughed.
    jessy2793027 jessy2793027 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    People say I look pretty stuck up and confident but really my social anxiety has recently got so intense that I can't join in a conversation if there are more than two people...
    promissess promissess 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Does anyone have suggestions on getting over social anxiety. Mine is getting worse, anything from going to the grocery store or going to a restaurant. Walking through the store I...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a prisoner of my own mind and, strangely, room. I'm unable and unwilling to venture out into the world if I don't have to. My social anxiety and depression only worsen my...
    Sunflowerdragon Sunflowerdragon 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    it ruins my life it grew like roots down the ground like veins inside my flesh and im afraid i will have to live with it forever there was a time where i wasn't like this when...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do I knew I struggled talking to people but I never knew it was this bad. I have to wait for someone to talk to me first and if I hear a group of people...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I moved across country to live with my POS father after breaking up with my long time boyfriend back home and shortly after moving here, I had grown tired of living with my father...
    xxkay410 xxkay410 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I love my parents, but I've wanted to move out for some time now. The only problem is I couldn't afford to get an apartment by myself, so I considered getting an apartment with one...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M Feb 18

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    What is Social Status and it's expectations? Social status is based off success for the most part. How much we have accomplished in our lives, how much money we earn, save...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

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    My name is Michael, I'm a tall and skinny, bony guy who's a senior in high school. Let me just say, it's a real b*tch to know that you can't control your mind and body when it...
    ghostrefy ghostrefy 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    My wife asked me to go with her to attend a surprise 50th birthday party for her boss, which included a room full of people I did not know. Just her asking me caused immediate...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Today I had to go to a meeting and give my ideas. Guess what I did sit in the back and not say a word. I felt tired and the anxiety was coming face. By the look on my face people...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    It's more like anxiety of attention or being around crowds. I just can't handle it. I do enjoy people but in small groups of maybe three or four. But I have had this for a good...
    TheCutestDragon TheCutestDragon 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My anxiety problems are getting worse, it seems. Hopefully, I will be able to get my anxiety medication soon. Every time I'm around someone, I panic and can't think of what to say...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    How does one deal with first day of work anxiety? Cause my anxiety is creeping up on me until I start work on Friday.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Feb 4

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    It seems like it's other people with anxiety problems that like to poke at my anxiety,,
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F a week ago

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    Every since highschool started I think I'm starting to get really anxious in social situations. I was never really the shy kid in junior high nor elementary I was always just a...
    TanyaQiu TanyaQiu 70+, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Sweat. I felt actual sweat roll down my back the last time I had to be social in a place where I knew no-one. I had hovered on the edge of two conversations, wondered if I'd...
    GenevieveH GenevieveH 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16