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I Want to Overcome My Social Phobia

For those who want to live without fear of any social situation 150 People

    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...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14, 2013

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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...
    bluefrlife bluefrlife 18-21, F Oct 20, 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...
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    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...
    disisit disisit 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    I'm not sure i actually have social phobia or not, but the other day my friend said that I was showing "classic signs of social phobia." I've always been very shy and find it very...
    madelinemaryann madelinemaryann 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Right now my big problem, is I really want a job. I think about it one day it sounds great, I'm excited I want to get 3 part time jobs and save. But soon as I think about it and...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't care to be out of the house much. I'm 19 and live with my folks. When I was in middle-high school I was bullied so badly that I grew to just fear and hate people. To this...
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I'm having an extremely hard time making friends... I'm not sure how to approach people at all.... I'm super lonely but I can't find the courage to talk to anyone... In real life...
    SirenSong13 SirenSong13 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I tried hanging out with this really spunky talkative girl, but because I worry too much, I kept thinking about how boring I must seem or that I said the wrong things. I would've...
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I just turned 34, and I am seeking treatment for social anxiety, in earnest, for the first time in my life. It was pretty severe and is still at least moderate. I've made some...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Okay so I'm feeling really anxious. I'm so overwhelmed with anxiety, hopelessness and confusion. I have no friends and I have no idea how to make them. Also, idk when it's...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    A fear of forgetting my daughter. OCD in that I reach back to touch her three times to assure myself that she isn't in a buggy. Her car-seat is secured to the car by two clasp...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    People phobia. If you meet me in real life maybe I won't be able to even make eye-contact when I'm nervous.
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have like a phobia against people lol. Strange I know. I cannot make eye contact with people or else I just laugh or look away. I don't touch people or I don't like being touched...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Coyotes. I'm afraid of Coyote! When I was 4 my foster dad and brother went hunting the Coyote that was tearing his fields up. I remember him leaving with a rifle and being...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    I'm in nursing school, i've been required to go to these meetup groups once a week for the past 4 months. I never thought of this as a place for friendships to be made..but i...
    7Saren 7Saren 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    and depression and ocd. but, lately the social anxiety just gets worse and worse. i cant even keep a job because i cant stand that people see me. it makes me want to hide.. i get...
    lt623 lt623 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have phobias and I feel some times paranoid, overthink too much. I feel trapped, bored and lost most of the time. I suffer a lot of phobias.
    ria728 ria728 16-17, F Mar 20

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    I cried my heart out to God just few minutes ago. I haven't been very good to Him. It's a long story, but, this evening, I am so thankful for the people I have in my life right now...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    That should be enough right? You don't have to like me just accept me for me. Unfortunately most days I have to 'behave' in a socially accepted way. It's fake and it sucks.
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    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...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 10 Responses Mar 16

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    I do. It makes me petrified to go to the dentist now because I am reaching a point where I may need serious dental work. I don't know what to do anymore. I don't even want to go...
    rainbowrsn1 rainbowrsn1 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    And I'm bustin it square in the chops... Okay check it out social mizfitz... You're a wreck in the world some days right? People seem all frakked up around u and ud like some...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Mar 24

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    I struggle to talk to people. I consider myself as an introvert . I don't know how to overcome this problem. When I go out I feel left out . I just wonder if I suffer from...
    cheekyp cheekyp 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Well I'm pretty much homeless again... Moving from place to place at least... "Couch surfing" as it were. The first few nights were awkward at best, but I tried to make the most...
    Anonymouself Anonymouself 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Establishment of the realizations noted in Bengali book ‘Dharma O Anubhuti’ 247. 9th July, 1977. Saturday. Early morning dream: I was having a dream...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M a week ago

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    I am less than one month away from obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I have known I wanted to be a social worker since I was 12. For the past few months, I have been...
    aliciae78 aliciae78 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I m 31. Married for ten years. In a joint family. Have two children. Daughter 9 yrs and son 7. And want to specify that I love my husband a lot and even he does. Now my problem is...
    Plsbdecent Plsbdecent 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't deal with throw up.... Not even on tv or in movies. Ever since I was younger, I couldn't stand throw up... Whenever someone threw up, I didn't want to see it, smell it, or...
    SWFinNY SWFinNY 31-35, F Apr 1

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    The meeting point of social activism and political influence..... I have always admired the work of Medha Patkar since college times. My initial interest came from a regional...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Its taking over my years of being young. And my phobia is crazy,so crazy I don't know why I let it hold me back but it has me in its grips almost everyday.
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    So it's got to that time of night where I feel like a big ball of sadness yet again, it's day in day out...I'm getting tired of feeling like this constantly, I guess most of my...
    leahmusic96 leahmusic96 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have always had to deal with this my whole life! It is a hard thing to deal with, but I'm getting through it! I've realized now that I am who I am and if someone doesn't like...
    jamystery jamystery 18-21, F Mar 22

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    This is probably my worst problem. I want to be social so effing bad. My boyfriend is a social butterfly. He is THE social butterfly. He isn't scared to talk to anyone, he is so...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I am so depressed sometimes I just don't know it, because I barely experience relief. My head feels cloudy all day long, I can't tell if it's a headache, because again, I rarely...
    MicrosoftPain MicrosoftPain 22-25, M Mar 15

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    I am from mongolia I live in usa more 10years .Some how find a site about asians i spoke my personal experence realationships. And thoughts.Some how i start war .I never believe...
    ademio ademio 36-40, F Mar 17

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    I would rather socialize online than in person, I avoid school events at my college, I do not enjoy going to local malls, I hate riding lightrail and public busses. Half the time I...
    LezPride LezPride 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Social anxiety is from low self esteem and self shame. Tell me, have you ever seen someone who thought highly of themselves have social anxiety? I don't think so, I never have. Or...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I've always been quiet at school and one of my friends always points out that I'm quiet and anti-social. I hate it when he says that because I'm not anti-social. Just because...
    xjazzymainex xjazzymainex 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    i would like to make friends because i pretty much have none lmfao i have a mental disability that fractures me and my social life ; to outright say it, i have no physical friends...
    Emzies Emzies 18-21 5 Responses Apr 6

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    I don't know what it is about me, but people just institutionally turn against me for reasons I never find out, if the person ever actually knows why they hate me. Every time. I...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 Mar 23

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    This is going to be a long post! When I ever I feel down - which Is fairly often, I try to write something down which reflects my general feeling at that time and now it's built...
    5tr1k1ng13 5tr1k1ng13 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Your Existing Situation "Insecure with himself, needs stable roots and emotional security. Seeking an environment which provides comfort and few problems." Your Stress Sources...
    Jerrid36 Jerrid36 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    It may not be as bad as others, but social situations scare the crap out of me. I hate being around a lot of people, but I'll tolerate it if needed. I just don't like big groups of...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Hello guys..So I'm basically new at EP and I'd like to share something and maybe seek for advice..but please read this throughly and try to be understanding.And I know I am very...
    AlexandraMikhailov AlexandraMikhailov 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I believe this is the major reasoning for all that holds me back from many things in my life. I allow myself to only get so close. I have deep rooted fears of being hurt again. Not...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 Mar 23

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    Viewing *********** is a delusional act. You're essentially releasing your social tensions without any real social experiences.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I have social anxiety. From my experience social anxiety is shame related and this is what I learned so far: For example if your fat and your telling yourself every day that "I'm...
    ReliK ReliK 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24