Social Anxiety

Friday, November 7, 2014

Something I haven't talked about on the blog before is my extreme Social Anxiety. Why have I not talked about it here before? I don't know. Most people I've talked to about it don't understand? People look at you differently? Or maybe it was just one of the things in my life that I didn't want to talk about. Whatever the reason, I'm talking about it now.

I have pretty severe Social Anxiety. I have a hard time sitting in class, I have panic attacks when I have to meet new people or when I go to activites, I can't give presentations, I have a really hard time going anywhere by myself, I can't make phone calls, etc.

I constantly feel like people are looking at me, judging me, laughing at me... I have a hard time making friends because I get anxious and pull away. If I learn to trust you, I will use you as a crutch in social situations. Then feel like I'm being annoying, and go back to my room by myself.

Social Anxiety is not something you can just 'get over' and I'm sick of people treating it like that. Don't laugh or tell people they are being stupid when they have panic attacks. That just makes it worse. Ask them what you can do to help. Then DO it.

If you would like to know more about what it is like to have Social Anxiety you can check out my Pinterest Board.

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