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Yes, I avoid social situations. I don't work. I assume I wouldn't pass an interview because I could not respond in the way I used to. Takes quick thinking. And I haven't worked since 2008 and don't know how to explain that. Basically, I don't like leaving the house anymore. Its not so bad going to the store across the street but taking a cab to the grocery store is something I have been avoiding. I just don't know why. I am uncomfortable with people looking at me. I don't like standing out on the street where people in cars can see me. I don't think anyone is going to be mean to me. I just don't want to be seen. It makes me deeply saddened that I have "evolved" this far. 
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Going to public places unnerve me pretty much too...

I know that people won't hurt me or scold me...

but there just seems tho be this inadequate feeling.....

i relate completely and laughed at your post because i could have written it!you are a good person and its no reflection on the whole of your life because of this disorder , our personalities are multi-faceted so do not let people define you by this disorder. and its fine to shop online that service was designed for people like you and I ..... x

Im the exact same way. I know everyone isn't focused on me, and I don't think people are going to be mean either. So what is it that im so nervous about? I look out my window before walking to my car to make sure my neighbors aren't there. They're nice people who I would love to be friends with but I can't get up the nerve to interact

Me too!

Going anywhere in public is a painful ordeal for me too.

Did somebody say "beer run"? I'm on it.

Lol! I don't think the word "team" applies to hermits! But I know what you mean. It would be nice to know someone who doesn't want to use me for something.

I avoid social situations too; haven't worked since 2004 and avoid leaving the house except when necessary. I've been ordering most of what I need online - the better to avoid interacting with anyone. But I've also decided I don't want to change things. I like my isolation, I have no stress this way which I had totally lost the ability to cope with. Basically, I burnt out. I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I probably got several personality disorders by now.

Sometimes the best thing to do is to meet it head on, step outside the comfort zone. Make it a point to go out...and the more you do the less uncomfortable you'll become about being seen in public. I know it won't be easy, but I hope you'll be able to overcome your anxiety.

im the same way!