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I Live With Social Anxiety

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I used to associate shyness as a bad thing. There was never day month or year that people would point that out about me. I didn't have too many friends when I was little. I shyed...
    Candycane711 Candycane711 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Ok so I do suffer from social anxiety and I had to literally just let some coworkers know that they needed to fall back a bit because I've always been scared to stand up for myself...
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Until just this moment I was a bit bummed that I'd lost the ability to put people at ease just by smiling and saying something I think they'll find amusing. It's an important skill...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Today in English i had to read my essay... So person with social anxiety's WORST NIGHTMARE. I was so nervous, i couldn't sleep. While i was reading, my face got all red and i...
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 10 Responses Apr 16

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    When I developed Social Anxiety during middle school I became extremely isolated, socially and physically. I stopped going to school and stopped talking to people, even my family...
    KnightOfJustice KnightOfJustice 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I am a very gifted communicator. How ever I have social anxiety. Not as bad as I used to because I have worked on it. But most importantly I have social sham and social grace...
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M Apr 4

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    I always thought it was depression. However I realized recently that I have battled anxiety all of my life. I can remember even as far back as 5-6 years old. Social anxiety until...
    Naturalguy69 Naturalguy69 46-50 3 days ago

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    I got bullied pretty badly while I was in school. I pin most of the blame on the fact that I was in an all girls school for primary and secondary ( for those of you who are not...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Having social anxiety and being an introvert is tough. Is so hard to talk to people and when I do I can't carry a conversation. It's awkward going into social settings. I rarely...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Having social anxiety and being an introvert is tough. Is so hard to talk to people and when I do I can't carry a conversation. It's awkward going into social settings. I rarely...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Social anxiety to me is like a never ending battle in your mind 😔
    secret687 secret687 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Friendships don't ever seem like enough. I don't know if this has to do with my social anxiety or it's just normal. But I've never been able to have a friendship I feel good in...
    lipstickonmycaprisun lipstickonmycaprisun 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm far too childlike for my age. I've been the innocent kid that adults liked, and it seems I'm still young today. Honestly? I hate it. Because I'm childlike I don't date. Not...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have social anxiety but it gets better every now and then. I haven't had it as bad as I do now in a long time. I think last time I had it was some time in 6th-7th grade. I'm in...
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    After falling behind in classes due to outside problems, my social anxiety has come back and I'm afraid to face my teachers... I thought I was done with this... apparently not...
    Dakavu Dakavu 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ugh, just hearing all the laughing and voices before you walk in kills. Literally froze in place, did a 360 and went back to my apartment. I can't do it. I seriously wanted to go...
    bbygrlashes bbygrlashes 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I met them before we moved in and I knew one of them when he was boyfriend to a friend but moving in together was the worst decision I've made. First off I told them I'd be moving...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 22-25, F Apr 1

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    Idk where to start. I guess I just feel like she doesn't have time for me anymore. And yes I'm highly aware she has her own life, but its something i want to be a part of. I know...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M Apr 8

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    My wife broke her hip is starting to improve be getting out and walking down town. I believe because she's lived with blindness for so long it's been another huddle she had to...
    grgbyce968 grgbyce968 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I don't live with my parents but I love my mom with all of my heart
    foreverme000 foreverme000 13-15, F Apr 12

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    Hi. :) I'm new here. I can't live without internet. Internet is the only connection I have with my Korean Idols. I'm scared of losing it.
    andrealee6 andrealee6 13-15, F Apr 13

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    Want to get married to a person I can't live without, because of love
    raraluna77 raraluna77 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Two of the people I live with are both recovered addicts but they wont quit the nicotine. ...some day soon I hope!
    gemini910 gemini910 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    My granddaughters don't accept me because of it . They wouldn't permit me to come to the wedding with an interpreter for my profound deafness. I don't like them any more. I'm not...
    MargaretCallinan MargaretCallinan 70+, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm a bit unsure of this one. I know for a fact I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder as I was professionally diagnosed when I was 10. But over the past 4 years, things have been...
    HazzaBoo HazzaBoo 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi, i have been struggling with a lot of personality disorders for the last 18 years, which is practically my entire life. i suffer from anxiety, stress disorder, nervousness, and...
    millesmiller millesmiller 31-35 1 Response Apr 3

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    Because of my abusive father, I grew up to be very shy. This made it easy for other kids to take advantage of me and bully me. I started to hate people. My young innocent mind...
    Alexandur Alexandur 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    So till this day I still get really anxious over the simplest things. I always need someone by my side so I can feel okay and safe. Thinking about growing up and becoming an adult...
    charites0 charites0 16-17, F Apr 7

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    My mom thinks that social skills>intelligence. She forced me to go to a social group with the guidance counselor. Worst part, I'm the only girl.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I need help! I was diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder a few years ago, so I have a hard time dealing with people, after I tried to commit suicide with 15 years old I used...
    Chtulhu Chtulhu 18-21, F Apr 12

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