Social Anxiety

I have the ever-present thirst for companionship but an overwhelming fear of screwing up somehow in social situations.I've only ever had one friend but I moved away shortly after I met him.Ever since then I find myself unable to connect with anyone,not even family.
rpm2004 rpm2004
18-21, M
3 Responses Jun 25, 2007

it's all in your head. you just have to do the one thing you fear and put yourself out there. try to talk with someone who has similar issues, i go through the same problems and i am here to talk if you would like.

I dont' really have an unrealistic fear of screwing up in social situations... in fact, I believe it's part of life, not necessarily to be avoided like the plague. Yet, I do have an irrational certainty that people do not like me and do not want to be bothered by me... which unfortunately, is true sometimes. ;-) LOL!

Similar to me!<br />
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I'm not afraid of screwing up because, well, I usually do.<br />
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Luckily, i have a small group of very close, devoted friends