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I Want to Overcome My Social Phobia

For those who want to live without fear of any social situation 153 People

    My Overthinking

    I am 22 still i dont know wat relations are. i am very shy and afraid of feeling my expressions. although i dont have stage fear but i certainly have fear of people to express my feelings. during my graduations i passed exams i also dd many things. but still have fear. and just...
    disisit disisit 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    I Fear..

    so i was watching the movie "Step Brothers" and well ive come to the conclusion that my life is exactly like the two main characters in the movie except im much younger and theres nothing funny about my version of being an Adult Kid who still lives at home and has never had a job...
    bluefrlife bluefrlife 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    Any Suggestions?

    I have looked at this issue from every angle now, and have decided that enough is enough, I will overcome my social phobia one way or the other. I will just keep trying different things until I find something that works. I'm not about to give up, because I am certain that without...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14, 2013

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    I Want To Get A Job

    There is a job at the county school board that I would be good for. I don't know how to get past the social phobia to be able to have a successful interview. Then, if I get the job, I will be in a situation where I know nobody, and won't know what I am doing. I really want this...
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    You'd never guess..... well, YOU might - if you suffer too. My happy life ended age 13 when we moved house. I went to a different school to all my friends. I was the kind of boy...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I have social anxiety, Hoping to meet others here. I had anxiety since i was 8, I moved to the U.S and it caused my anxiety. I have deppresion too, and barely had any friends :/ I...
    Lambertt Lambertt 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Actually, I'm highly phobic of bees, wasps, and hornets. If I see one in the , I'll feel very anxious, my breathing will change, and I ignore everything else around me while...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F Jul 15

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    Anybody have any tips or advice to overcome social anxiety? I have a hard time communicating so I can't make any friends. Or if I do, I feel super uncomfortable and boring.
    Maq98 Maq98 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I live in the syracuse area. I want to socialize and have been finding it hard because of my age. Any suggestion's would be appreciated. thnx.....
    fifteenyearslost fifteenyearslost 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    All my life I have lived in fear of social rejection. My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 6 and I could not speak a word of English. I was sent to live with my aunt who...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I certainly have social anxiety but not to the point that I cannot function socially at all. But each time that I go into a social situation, I do need to mentally prepare myself...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have to type this ASAP before my mind decides that I should forget it. I have been thinking about something and somehow stumbled onto why I think I am depressed at the moment...
    30Hemm 30Hemm 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    As you can probably guess from the title. I suffer from social anxiety. For years now SA has ruled my life, dictating where I go, who I speak to and what I do; but now, and I...
    SubjectiveXPerfection SubjectiveXPerfection 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Today was another crappy day. I think mostly because I am starting to feel bored. My little sister is on a vacation with her boyfriend, and I am left her with my overprotective...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I really need to overcome my shyness. It's holding me back from everything. I have no social life. I feel like everyone else is more important than me. I hate people looking at me...
    TheShyOne1996 TheShyOne1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Why am I doing this? No idea. Let's get started! 1.) I love animals. 2.) I'm a writer. 3.) I love movies. 4.) I'm a junior in High School. 5.) I'm Hispanic/Puerto Rican. 6.) I...
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    i'm not afraid of bugs. i'm TERRIFIED! i know i sound like exaggerating it but i really do have a phobia of bugs! one day, i was sitting in a nice restaurant with my friends. it...
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I have a really odd phobia. I am terrified of public bathrooms. It's pretty weird and my friends think it's hilarious. My 2nd phobia is normal. I am PETRIFIED of spiders. I...
    Xguzman97 Xguzman97 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm a chef and I have a phobia of being locked in the freezer. Maybe it stems from the film "Shallow Grave".
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jul 4

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    I'm suffering from speed phobia 😔 can't drive over 80-100 (car) 50-60 (bike) ....what should I do to get over it !!!!!!
    JatinKapoor JatinKapoor 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I never thought this was weird until someone said it to me but I have a phobia of lifts or elevators what ever u like to call them lol. I think it might have something to do with...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F Jul 6

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    Like Holes..like if I see them in the frost they like scare me or like videos of oversized pores with like rocks in them or a disease. (I've had this phobia forever)
    KarleeJo23 KarleeJo23 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    It is called pharmacophobia. Its kind of strange and does affect my life a little bit. I am terrified of drugs. I'm afraid if getting addicted to them. I refuse to even take asprin...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F Jul 10

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    Even own here I get scared of talking. I never understood why either. Right now I'm shaking while I type this. But I need to try and overcome this fear. I have to.
    ZetaNick ZetaNick 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I have a phobia of doing sommersalts on any kind of surface, even water! Sirens and helicopters at night freak me out.
    ihazbattlescars ihazbattlescars 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Ever since I became addiction-free, I've always had this phobia of someone watching me while I sleep. Well, something like that. Every night I cannot fall asleep without something...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Have Dental Phobia do you...........?
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I get severe panic attacks when people vomit. I think it's quite a common phobia now.
    livingthedreamforever livingthedreamforever 22-25 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 Response Jul 22

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    My entire life I have spent wandering the world of forms: the inner, timeless realm from which abstract constructs arise and the mind's eye may gaze at the Universe not unlike what...
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    It has been said that we are social animals. I think that's true. Even introverts like me value connections, we just value fewer and deeper connections than what the social media...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Took the test. Got the diagnosis. I have social anxiety. I am in therapy one or two hours each week. It helps to talk, but I have a tight family who simply can't stop having social...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 19

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    This picture I posted pretty much sums up how my brain has been functioning the last few years. I was diagnosed with PTSD years ago after a terrible experience. A few years later I...
    HerrExpierience HerrExpierience 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression from the age of 15. I guess what got me started was the constant bullying I endured through my school years. At the age of 14, I...
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    I get paranoid that psychic people are watching me when I exercise or am doing something I don't want others to see. Yes, I am serious lol.
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    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I didn't realise that I had social anxiety until I took the Liebowitz Social Anxiety test 2 days ago. I scored a 91, saying that I have severe social anxiety. My doctor made me...
    Hazelgrace22 Hazelgrace22 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    selaparty selaparty 46-50, M Jul 15

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    mayhems mayhems 36-40 1 Response Jul 17

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    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    This weekend I have been visiting my grandfather on he fathers side. And of course that meant multiple visits from my dad's cousins and other people I have never met. Add to that...
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    Today is July 4th..another holiday spent alone. i spend all holidays alone. people have stopped inviting me over because i always make up an excuse to not go. i get so anxious and...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I've had it throughout all of secondary school and up until the start of my second year in college. It's not even been that "look at me I'm socially awkward but cute" kinda thing...
    littlelionlady littlelionlady 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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