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I Want to Overcome My Social Phobia

For those who want to live without fear of any social situation 152 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 trying different things until I find something that works. I'm not about to give up, because I am certain that without...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14, 2013

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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 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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    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

    I just can't stand being in a public place with lots of people. I just feel like i'm being judged, watched, or compared to. I just hate meeting new people and I just can't stand...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I am 30 this year and still don't talk to strangers. Hope phobias don't plague me for ever.
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    It has been a while since I don't do this, but I really needed to ask... Does anyone, out there, share this feelings with me? -Feeling like I can't handle going out with friends...
    Giella Giella 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I avoid people like the plauge i won't go into certain shops if it feels wrong, i don't go anywhere crowded or with drunk people there and can stay in for long periods of time, if...
    Paulchanning Paulchanning 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    People scare me , big crowds especially . I think its a mix of true untrust in human kind and the fear if the worst happening.
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have decided that I need to be out and around people more, to make new friends since I just moved to University and don't know ANYBODY here. Next I need a new girlfriend.
    sociableTim sociableTim 31-35, M Aug 21

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    I'm a 22 year old single mum and I have been through bullying, rape, PTSD, severe anxiety, severe depression and social phobia and would love to help people struggling with any of...
    jadefletch jadefletch 22-25, F Aug 27

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    Today, I am horribly anxious and self-conscious. I don't want to socialize. I want to wear a hoodie and become a turtle in a very cold room.
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    Why do people assume that if you look "able bodied" that you don't have mental of physical hurdles to overcome on a daily basis?I'm tired of people thinking they know me, or what I...
    Niraya Niraya 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    GETTING COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE--Segment from last "Eye of the Storm" radio broadcast"GETTING COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE"Huh? How can that be? Is it not an oxymoron...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Okay , I've been at my current job for about 2 months (I work at Starbucks ). I still have social anxiety. I don't really conversate with my co workers as much....I'm the youngest...
    girlygirl1995 girlygirl1995 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Entry # 1 Hello All :), Here is my attempt to record my progress toward becoming anxiety free. Ive been a shy person way before I could even comprehend what shy was. A shy...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I am a socially awkward person but I can easily write/type my thoughts like this but as soon as it comes to talking to someone I get all panicky. It's horrible. I have tried to...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    1. What is your name? Siim 2. How old are you? 21 3. Are you sure? Not quite. But it is according to my birth sertificate. 4. What is your earliest memory? Christmas. Bag full of...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's not just social anxiety but it's an intense FEAR from public interaction that gets so bad, I try my best to avoid it. That itself has caused great self-hatred and insecurity...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Entry #2 Why am I doing this? or better yet, what is keeping me going? I am challenging myself, my thoughts, behaviors, my ANXIETY because I know what it feels like to be...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M Aug 29

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    Hi I think I am socially awkward. I can't beat around the bush at things(if you don't know what that saying means, it means be subtle, Little House on the prairie rocks, lol). Also...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have a phobia called thalassophobia. "Thalassophobia can include fear of being in large bodies of water, fear of the vast emptiness of the sea, and fear of distance from land...
    trysten778 trysten778 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    My phobia is of the dark. I can't stand it. Oh and I also have a major fear of sharks and jellyfish. And my last but not least phobia is of having a car wreck, I'm terrified that...
    Taylor1895 Taylor1895 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Its one of the worst things anyone can have. Being terrified to speak out and say what you want. It kills you. It has made me very suicidal. I hate it and I can't stand it. It...
    Brokeamy Brokeamy 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    My life is a never ending hell that I just want out of. The man that's living with me is married to a girl that cheated on him for a scum bag though she may have just moved from...
    Anon4Life Anon4Life 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I do. If you really want to tell your story then I would like to hear it, but that is not why I'm writing this. And I'm not even writing this to tell my story. I have one but it's...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Its Lions!!! You see lions in discovery channels and Madagascar but i saw one, and i almost peed in my pants. It was back in highschool,...in my country everyone after finishing...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I hate having social anxiety, I feel like there's something wrong with me..
    sunnysideupp sunnysideupp 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I want true friends. Doesn't matter where u are from or what social background u have just message me we'll take it from there. Peace ^_^ <3
    foreverfrozen foreverfrozen 16-17, F 8 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have a phobia for death....
    vcaur143 vcaur143 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I have a phobia of creepy pedophiles getting near me .-.
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I have chaetophobia, a fear of loose hair. When I encounter loose hair, I get anxiety and will occasionally become nauseous enough to throw up. I also have Koumpounophobia, a fear...
    whitelight411 whitelight411 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    My phobia is the I'm scared of penny's(copper), jewellery and blood. Has anyone else had these? I can't touch penny's when I go into a shop unless someone's with me they take my...
    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Im terrified at the thought of choking on food. I didn't know it was an actual phobia for the longest time, I always thought I was just abnormal for it. It's called Phagophobia. It...
    that1girl23 that1girl23 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I have a very intense, pragmatic approach to achieving my goals. People don't see me as a dreamer, but I do dream. I just push my dreams into reality while a lot of people just...
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 3 days ago

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    I am shy. I have spent many hours throughout my life trying to figure out what this means and if it is a weakness or a strength. I figure that it is whatever I wish to define it as...
    bec413 bec413 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I am soo dissapointed in myself! Last weekend was my ultimate social test and I failed. It was my "sister in laws" babyshower. (boyfriend's brother's girlfriend). We dont really...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    1. I liked the movie "Steel Magnolias" there, I said it. 2. My eyes seem to change colors between varying shades of blue and green. 3. I love music. But, when I listen, I get so...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    My family was really anti-social when I was growing up; both to the outside world and between each other. My Dad was always in front of the television and my Mom was cleaning the...
    JaeHarmer JaeHarmer 18-21, M Sep 3

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    I have never been satisfied about my life, only brief moments..... I have low social skills and very few friends. Please keep reading. Sorry If my English is bad. This is a story...
    Needy18 Needy18 18-21, M Aug 30

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    I am currently seeking therapy for it. It's strange to say that I have social anxiety because I am a private person, and I enjoy spending time by myself. However, there are times I...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I'm not here to confess to you all that I am socially awkward. Which is not the case! I am here so people can talk to me, those who feel like they are socially awkward. The...
    Robertjames9 Robertjames9 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm am making an all-out effort to eliminate the intermittent lack-of-energy problem that I've experienced for what has to be many years now, 15-20 or more. I've just tolerated it...
    SteppeStone SteppeStone 46-50, M Aug 18

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    I don't know what is wrong with me. I'm a teenager and I'm incredibly socially awkward. Whenever I'm in a social situation ( sometimes even if it's only towards one person) I get...
    Jake1224 Jake1224 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I used to just chill around and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I...
    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M Aug 29

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    Hi everyone, So basically I have wanted to spark this debate for quite some time now, the usage of social media sites when In a relationship. Anyway, social media sites like...
    jaexo jaexo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I will always prefer being on my own, listening to my music and reading a good book. I am not anti-social and when people are in my company, I put all distractions away and focus...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F Aug 16

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