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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So on Sunday I had to attened a family meal for my Gran's birthday. There were 15 of us in a resturant I'd never been too and since my anxiety started I was unable to eat in public...
    Lau3690 Lau3690 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I had to go to Walmart to return an item.. Oh my ******* god I felt so damn awkward. I didn't even have to interact with anyone yet I felt on edge nonstop.. I hate that I feel...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I can't even answer the door when we order food that's how bad my social anxiety is
    happytragedy happytragedy 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have been married for 19 years. We got married when she was pregnant with out first child. Soon thereafter, we learned that a number of emotional problems that she had been...
    tempestae tempestae 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    An acquaintance of mine is coming over for a sleepover tonight. I know I'm not supposed to be nervous, but I am. Although, I am excited that someone is coming over, cause' I...
    onebeatleft onebeatleft 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Whenever I'm invited to an event I always make an excuse not to attend. I always fear that I won't fit in with anyone so I stay to myself. Sometimes I cry about it. I want to...
    ASHLI22 ASHLI22 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    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...
    PurpleUmbrellas PurpleUmbrellas 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    certain people I find hard to talk to not that I don't want to it's nothing to do with how they are it's my issue I just find meeting new friends a bit nervous but want to get over...
    susananngoga32 susananngoga32 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I'm not anti-social. I'm just not social. -Woody Allen
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    When you're the only person in your family with social anxiety .. So everyone thinks you're faking it .. But you're not.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    There is new research about the causes of social anxiety and it might not be what you think. Apparently everyone has a ranking on the empathy scale. Those who have max empathy tend...
    PinBallToo PinBallToo 36-40, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    anyone else feel like he will be more comfortable with other people that suffer too from social anxiety? i think that only who suffers too from it could really understand you. id...
    r3dax1s r3dax1s 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This was probably the worst day ever, I went to dinner with my mom and sister, I was pretty calm actually.. I got the menu and repeated what I wanted in my mind, At the moment the...
    uhdextry uhdextry 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Being called shy because you're quiet in social situations .. I'M NOT SHY, I JUST DONT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING STUPID AND EMBARRASS MYSELF IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When you're the only person in your family with social anxiety .. So then everyone thinks you're faking it .. But you're not. 😫😫😫😔😔😒😒😢😢
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's weird, because if hang out with my friends, I'm literally the most outgoing person, I will talk to complete strangers, I'll do the weirdest **** in public. But if I'm alone...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    As if im blind to how things are everytime i stop talkigng to this person my mood changes and im happy and believe in myself. Why is it that this person who doesnt really say much...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    This is nerve wrecking. Umm, I'm new, first time here so.. here goes... I'm sitting in a class, not really a class but idk how else to describe it, I've been here all week with...
    AnxiousMommy4 AnxiousMommy4 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    At parties I'm the one playing with the dog trying to avoid actual human contact.
    Theparadoxoutlook Theparadoxoutlook 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't leave my comfort zone or I freak out. I've made myself this way. I don't like leaving my house, I never go out with friends. I make excuses up instead of going over their...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everything is fine around close friends and family members. I find myself to be fairly interesting, then when I'm out in public I try to say as little as possible. I get so nervous...
    censmith55 censmith55 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    No one that doesn't have social anxiety can really understand the effort it takes to get up and go somewhere you know has people everywhere... My social anxiety makes me feel like...
    PlanetGaia PlanetGaia 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I have social anxiety and adhd combined im a ball of confusion and never endins thought im good at everything and nothing at the same time its frustating
    imperfectSassMaster imperfectSassMaster 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    i have been through a lot in my life. after my parents divorce and harsh seperation i lived with my dad who was a bit aggressive. he never let me talk to guys or even say hi. he...
    jessy55 jessy55 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    all of my attempts to become a socially functional person have made me miserable. they haven't been extraordinary attempts. but, they are contrary to my character and have made me...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jun 25

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    It's not easy. It really isn't. From my POV, social anxiety is an incurable disease that not even therapy can remedy, regardless of how hard you try to conquer it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I hate talking to people. I can stand in front of a group and give a speech no problem because they are there to hear me. But I can not go up to someone and talk without going into...
    Matthew6288 Matthew6288 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I saw a guy walking his dog when i was walking my dog, so of course i turn around and go home. It surprised me cause i felt confident in how I looked today, but maybe that has...
    SaintInHell SaintInHell 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Over the past year being a freshman in college I feel like I have found my group of lifelong friends. Hopefully its not just me but I feel like I've never been so close to a group...
    Lytt14 Lytt14 18-21 Jun 24

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    Dear anxiety, thanks for ruining my life, thanks to you I can't live my life comfortably like everyone else can, I always have to give everything more than a second thought I'm...
    slipknotisamazing slipknotisamazing 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 23

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    It's really hard for me to socialize with people in my personal life. It's weird because I'm a sales person & at work I have no problem t