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People make me so anxious that I can’t even watch tv.

Postby WhatsMyDxAgain » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:47 pm

If they’re not making me anxious they’re pissing me off because they’re so frikkin happy and normal.

Anybody else experience this?
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Re: People make me so anxious that I can’t even watch tv.

Postby lilyfairy » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:58 am

Yeah, that's why I now live alone.

But yes, I get extremely anxious being around other people. Nothing really has to happen, nor do we have to be interacting- it's just being around other people. Thinking that they are judging me usually.

The happy and normal thing bothers me at times too. I used to have a therapist who would keep trying to challenge me on the idea of "normal" which I argued was just "more average and not disordered".
The happy and normal bit really bothers me when I am around couples who are big on public displays of affection.
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Re: People make me so anxious that I can’t even watch tv.

Postby evelina » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:38 pm

Hello! I'm new here. People on tv make me anxious and sad for the fact that all of them talk about how many and very good friends they have, that seems to be the "normal" way, to have lots of good friends. And me having almost none makes me feel bad about myself. Like it's my fault and i'm a horible person for not being able to have friends. But deep inside i know its due to psychological reasons, but still, it makes me feel like a looser.
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Re: People make me so anxious that I can’t even watch tv.

Postby evelina » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:44 pm

lilyfairy wrote:Yeah, that's why I now live alone.

But yes, I get extremely anxious being around other people. Nothing really has to happen, nor do we have to be interacting- it's just being around other people. Thinking that they are judging me usually.

The happy and normal thing bothers me at times too. I used to have a therapist who would keep trying to challenge me on the idea of "normal" which I argued was just "more average and not disordered".
The happy and normal bit really bothers me when I am around couples who are big on public displays of affection.

My therapist also does that, about the idea of normal, but seing almost everyone around you to be in a certain way on their social lives, it makes it "normal" in my mind, i don't know
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Re: People make me so anxious that I can’t even watch tv.

Postby Philonoe » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:30 pm

evelina wrote:Hello! I'm new here. People on tv make me anxious and sad for the fact that all of them talk about how many and very good friends they have, that seems to be the "normal" way, to have lots of good friends.

In my experience people who brag about friends are usually uncomfortable with friends.

(people on tv make me anxious too)
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