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I Want to Overcome My Social Phobia

For those who want to live without fear of any social situation 192 People

    How's is this done? I can't cope with this

    anymore! I drink all the time to feel less anxious but I need to solve the problem
    RKI95 RKI95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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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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    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 1 Response 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 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 fear social judgement,

    always fearing who secretly hates me and talk behind my back. I feel breathless when anxieties come, although I try to cope, but it seems that I just cant escape from my fears :(
    Angelixal Angelixal 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    Social gatherings are completely exhausting. I can spend all day with one other person, but I hate going to family parties. I have to take breaks and walk away from people...
    hollywood1919 hollywood1919 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    To begin with, when I was a kid, I was always rejected by the group, I always felt like I'm special, and that I'm different than my classmates, so I felt a big distance between me...
    simotaqi simotaqi 26-30 9 hrs ago

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    I'm not anti-social. I'm just not social. -Woody Allen
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 10 hrs 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 21 hrs ago

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    I am 22 years old. Until almost a year ago, I had never had a girlfriend. Unfortunately, this relationship only lasted a month, but that was the greatest month in my life. Today...
    charlesrook charlesrook 18-21 1 day ago

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    I am feeling very lonely. I don't have a social life. I work come home, spend time with my family, run errands, and whatever else is needed to be done. I don't have any friends in...
    lana2019 lana2019 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day 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 1 day ago

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    I am a twenty one year old university student and I really want to experience what it feels like for someone to love and care for me. This might sound a little bit weird but the...
    Trust1993 Trust1993 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    The US and other Western countries have been alarmed at how the Islamic State militant group has been able to lure teenagers and young people to the Middle East to join its ranks...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I actually want to do more than 10 but goodness this sort of thing takes ages. So I shall do this in installments. That will also allow you, the reader, an easy exit should you...
    Littlemissshy25 Littlemissshy25 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    1) My name is Suzanne J Pikul Coughlin. 2) I live in East Meadow, NY. 3) I married Donald J Coughlin Jr. He's a cop with the Nassau County PD on Long Island. 4) I like to tell...
    SuzanneCoughlin SuzanneCoughlin 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'd love to make friends on here, so if you ever wanna talk, message me but don't do one of those 'Hi' only messages because that's really annoying for someone who wants to...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I need to change my life .. My way of thinking .. I need to be another Person .. I need to learn how to talk .. how to look .. How I present .. I want to change my habbits .. my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Leave it to me to be the only one to write a book in this group. I over complicate things a lot. Call it OCD, I just like having things done thoroughly, I like to thoroughly...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Well, recently I had a panic attack because I accidentally posted my face into my social media, and I actually have low confidence about the look of my face, and a lot of people...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I used to be just a globophobic But thanks to ISIS who apparently like to attack my people I developed some sort of phobia toward bearded men(old dutch style and their usual...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I'm not sure I really feel the same way about this any more: I'm not feeling it anymore. If all you do is spam that ******* Emma Goldman quote anytime someone advocates any kind...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My dad is a sad soul. I do feel sorry for him and to him. But I definitely don't want to be anything like him. I do see a lot of similarities between him and myself though, which...
    spark16 spark16 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been talking to someone very special to me. She's been helping overcome my issues. I just feel that there is some kind of connection even though we're not even on the same...
    JamesAlcock JamesAlcock 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Actually I'm not that bad, not too socially awkward BUT..I am in certain situations out in public, when I have to talk to strangers. It might be that the whole "stranger danger...
    stonecoldflame stonecoldflame 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't feel like I fit in with today's generation. I'm an old soul really.. Social media is so "HEY LOOK AT ME. LOOK AT WHAT IM DOING!! ACCEPT ME. PAY ATTENTION TO ME AND MY LIFE...
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate my life. I am born into a semi wealthy family, however, money has nothing to to with this (maybe a little). I grew up thinking life is wonderful, and that I will experience...
    itshouldhavebeenezbb itshouldhavebeenezbb 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well.... I've just never liked socializing. At the moment I only have two (somewhat) friends I can talk to if anything is wrong. I almost never leave my house and when I do, I get...
    hanna4269 hanna4269 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    If i can do it with someone who's in complete darkness, at least, i can take all their pain ferom their shoulders and...let them happy in my shoes! Sharing is key to overcome what...
    TheFormerOne TheFormerOne 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 a week ago

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    Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria have released a video of beheading 12 men, accused of fighting for the rival terror groups Al Qaeda and Jaish al-Islam, media reported on...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M a week ago

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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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    I was on Facebook this evening and stumbled upon this picture. I couldn't help but feel annoyed by this post. It's a collection of 4 pictures combined into one picture to...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    1. People and organizations in power routinely manipulate the public by controlling the content of public debate. Typically the easiest way to do this is to distract the public...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M Jun 25

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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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    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 talking or dealing with people but when I'm...
    DeskDorkly DeskDorkly 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    So here are 100 facts about me which you may or may not care about. 1. I'm from Pakistan. 2. Despite all the load shedding, water crisis and other problems, I do love my country. 3...
    Anakalusmos Anakalusmos 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I'm so ******* angry with everything. I sincerely just want to ******* scream. A year ago, I probably would have wanted to cut myself or start ripping my hair out. Luckily, I am...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F Jun 23

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    I've never had a social group. I don't have a place. I don't have a pack. I have my brother. And I have a few or so friends at a time who eventually ditch me. Probably my fault. I...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I mean, who doesn't? I've been active for about a year now. I started out with boot camp, and lost about 20 lbs. I then gained it all back when I stayed crossfit about 5 months ago...
    inanitas inanitas 13-15, F Jun 21

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    I want people to look at my eyes when they talk, bc I wanna be noticed. But, oh boy, Im keep forgetting that I'm a socially awkward, so when our eyes meet I start to freak out and...
    cakenibal cakenibal 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 21