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I Want to Overcome My Social Phobia

For those who want to live without fear of any social situation 193 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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    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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    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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    weirdWorks4me weirdWorks4me 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    1 my name is Emily 2 my middle name is Rose 3 I'm 5'1 4 I'm 15 5 my birthday is on May 6th 6 I'm a Taurus 7 I'm from the U.S. 8 I live in Massachusetts 9 my mom was born in...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    As much as I want a social life which I'm not allowed because mother treats me like a slave and she always says" Sarah, don't think yourself a slave." Haha, she really knows how...
    SarahLou98 SarahLou98 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. I'm feeling anxious and nervous. i never sleep the night before i have some kind of social engagement. my mind anticipates all sorts of...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    To preface this, I need advice on how to deal with my anxiety, how to manage my emotions and how to make friends... Currently I smoke week when I am stressed or sad or anxious...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    In what I believe is an attempt to merge the MeToo app and the Experience Project....EP is currently rolling out a bastardization between the two. Some have it now, some have had...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 29 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ah, hell. It would appear I'm on an upswing. This is when I get people's hopes up only to let them plummet, parachute-free. Are they justified? My attempts at being social? Or is...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    In every city we have the corporates the movers and shakers that shape the economy into a flourishing prosperous Capitalistic environment. But we forget that in every City there...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 3 days ago

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    It's okay to be quiet... It's okay to be shy.. I just want to overcome the fear.. I just want to be able to do the things I need to do.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really really need to work on overcoming, dealing with, or at least managing it.. And I feel like the more I talk about it, the more likely I am to overcome it. It's really been...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    At the point it's at right now, I really do. It used to be a matter of just having Facebook or MySpace. But now, you're considered lame for using something that isn't either...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I'm a twenty two year old slightly single overweight lesbian woman who is mainly looking for friends of older age. I battle borderline personality disorder, which makes...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Any asian girls want to social media with me?
    Emoji2 Emoji2 18-21 6 days ago

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    I am usually opposed to government spending that isn't necessary to protect its citizens' rights, but I think a reasonable case can be made for some social welfare provisions...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    "With a little perseverance, you can get things done. Without the blind adherence that has conquered some. You can never surrender."The journey of my life has taken me to places I...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F a week ago

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    High school drama is the least of my worries. I'm only focusing on my future and setting goals I need to achieve. I've been really distant with lots of people lately but it's...
    Indicudsarah Indicudsarah 18-21, F Jul 23

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    The following will discuss how figures like Rousseau criticise the social context in which they live. Rousseau claims that during his generation everyone has become so cowardly and...
    Ad8m Ad8m 18-21, M Jul 22

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    Okay - I don't want to BE dead. I just see life, as humans know it, as a challenge to be overcome. Or like work to be finished. I believe I will always feel this way, and I will...
    MorningStars MorningStars 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I'm new to NJ and I'm near Newark. I really want to meet some people. It would be awesome. Folks with kids, other females, people who want to do language exchange, anyone who wants...
    verlassenes00 verlassenes00 26-30, F Jul 22

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    Of course I am, as you can probably tell by my username itself. Hello I am Mamabutterfly, I just came across this experience and didn't even know this experience existed, shows...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Lately I've been speaking with a friend who I think is close, but I have my doubts. Idk If I want to say anything to her anymore. I kind of felt judged and she got mad at me...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    Dear Friend. Indeed, I did think of writing an experience... The ONLY reason I have thought about it is the 'invisibility' You have mentioned. I am a very introverted person now...
    becomeinvisible becomeinvisible 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have had social anxiety since I was seven. I used to "freeze" every time a teacher asked me a question in class or ordering in a restaurant. I wasn't aware of my social anxiety...
    Han123xxx Han123xxx 13-15, F Jul 19

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    Long story short . My defibrillator went off six times in the beginning of July of this year. I was on my way to vacation. I thought that it was "The End" Anyway I'm trying to get...
    TaylorD93 TaylorD93 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Broken relationship, difficulty in adjustment in a new environment,not being able to do that wished to do, suffering from inner critic,not being able to speak loudly and clearly...
    mahataz mahataz 18-21, F Jul 18

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    There was this girl i met on a party bus around 2 years ago. She started making out with my friend that i went with but at the end of the night of the night we exchanged phone...
    DragonKing223 DragonKing223 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    So for the past few weeks l have been watching the tv show Mr. Robot which l may say is really good. This show is so good that it actually make one think about what really goes on...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Jul 17

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    So for the past few weeks l have been watching the tv show Mr. Robot which l may say is really good. This show is so good that it actually make one think about what really goes on...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Jul 17

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    I feel like I'll never get over my social anxiety, my shyness, and my social awkwardness. I've been this way for as long as I can remember, and whenever I look ahead into the...
    nooblordiv nooblordiv 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I want to say things but i can't speak them and it kills me because i feel like i'm drowning and can't call for help.
    BloodyVictim BloodyVictim 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I have a hard time in groups of people. Or talking to people that I don't know. I get so overcome with anxiety that I now often tend to stay away from anything social. I spend a...
    Runnergirl0722 Runnergirl0722 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I also have social anxiety and it's really hard for me to be socialable
    nbp78 nbp78 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Okay, so I haven't been diagnosed or anything, and I know it's dangerous to self-diagnose yourself with things. But I'm pretty sure I have this to some degree at least. All the...
    dwyli33 dwyli33 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    If pushed, I will run and hide like an animal trying to protect itself. It doesn't matter how attached I am to a person. You will lose me. I will be behind the walls peering...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I got 124 on the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. If I get stuck in a social situation, especially with lots of people looking at me, I freeze. I can't stand having people look...
    BattlingDepression BattlingDepression 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    This is my 100th story.. and to celebrate, why not spend the next portion of my life writing 100 things about me?1. My name is Kelsey.2. As of posting this, I'm seventeen.3. My...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm just somebody who people don't notice, or if I'm noticed, I'm ignored quickly. In real life? well, being short and fat means I'm basically ignored by everyone, unless they...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 11