I Struggle With Social Anxiety

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    I have to force myself to go anywhere.

    I stress about people looking at me and judging me. I will avoid as much contact as possible if I know I'm not looking my best. I never walk because I hate that the cars going by can see me. It often takes me half an hour to an hour to convince myself to go out, and that yes, I...
    Nihnox Nihnox
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    Always Have...

    I've always struggled with social anxiety for as long as I can remember. I don't even know why I have it, and I really wish I didn't. It really sucks, because it makes everything so much harder. I struggle a lot in social situations when I do not already know the people. Around...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    Aug 6, 2013

    I've had social anxiety

    for as long as I can remember. I've been on and off medicine with some helping more then other. I've started to feel a bit more confident in myself since I've started this new one. I still have trouble with face to face conventions but it's getting better. I'd like some people...
    Orion594 Orion594
    22-25, M
    Oct 8, 2014

    If there's a large amount of people in a single

    room I have a real problem with that
    panthrax00 panthrax00
    18-21, M
    Aug 4, 2014

    I feel like people are constantly judging me

    about the things I don't like about myself. I hardly wear makeup and I never do anything with my hair because I don't know how, and it's always frizzy. I didn't have a mother that was up to date with the latest fashion, makeup, or hairstyles, so it never interested me. She told...
    LeglessPotato LeglessPotato
    22-25, F
    May 22, 2014

    It's a living hell really.

    Just going out in public is hard to do. I hate being in crowds. Therapist hasn't helped much. Hell, even being around my bestfriend is hard to do now. Most people just assume I'm weird. I don't necessarily disagree with them. I'm decently ****** in the head.
    thatoneguy336 thatoneguy336
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2014

    New Job

    today i start my new job.This will be the first job i've had in about 6 months.i struggle with social anxiety and i tend to let it get the best of me unfortunatley.im 21 years old i guess i consider myself to be handsome and well groomed.lol.im 6ft 3 inches tall dirty blonde hair...
    j8mes j8mes
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2012

    It is very difficult to make a friend,

    I have nobody really, It makes me dread my days, I always have these small panic attacks, they're uncontrollable, it is not visible on the outside but It is an awful internal conflict that drains the life out of me, I try my best everyday to try to overcome it, but it won't...
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Mar 16, 2014
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