I'm Afraid of People

i get quite panicky when im around people, i don't have it really bad because i can hide it, but inside im a mess..

crowds scare me, the idea of being surrounded by people scares me... i cant socialise well..

i feel alone when i get like this

FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman
22-25, F
5 Responses Oct 26, 2007

hiya:) if you want to throw words back and forwards with someone, send me a message. I'm feeling pretty alone right now, i need to do something good for someone else.

My situation is similar in that my hands tend to shake and crowds are overwhelming so going through school was very hard for me. I also cant seem to find the words to say when in a conversation and others get bored of me quickly but I understand everything and hope these fear would go away.

I feel all of y'alls pain. I get this alot too when Im out in huge crowds or am surrounded by a bunch of people I dont know. I just feel consumed....I cant breathe....my chest tightens.....I have to get to a comfort zone quick. I can only deal with a few people at a time. I prefer to know them. I am a very outgoing person....but when I get overwhelmed I shut down!

thank you

Hiding it is a skill that we all use to cope - just because you can hide it doesn't make your fears any less than any one elses. You are NOT alone. And there is help for people like us. Look up social phobia cognitive behavioural therapy. That should give you a good place to start.