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Shy Extrovert

I've always been really shy and anxious around others. But when people get to know me, they become surprised by that because they assume the exact opposite with how outgoing I always am. :o

I've never been comfortable around people. There have been many, many, MANY times where after I was all done mingling on some social setting, I had to stop and gather myself with how ...
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Hiding her face

For about two years, when there is someone who is likely to see me, whoever they are, I hide my face.
I would like to know if others are doing it too.
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Avoiding looking at faces

My therapist is telling me to avoid looking at people at all because we both agreed that I’m looking at peoples faces to see if they are giving me a disapproving look. It causes insane anxiety basically just walking past people, but since avoiding people’s faces it isn’t getting any better... is this not avoidance in itself?

What do you think of this suggestion he made? Do you think it’s beneficial for me? Personally I ...
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Avoiding looking at faces

My therapist is telling me to avoid looking at people at all because we both agreed that I’m looking at peoples faces to see if they are giving me a disapproving look. It causes insane anxiety basically just walking past people, but since avoiding people’s faces it isn’t getting any better... is this not avoidance in itself?

What do you think of this suggestion he made? Do you think it’s beneficial for me? Personally I ...
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Hiding

I wAnt to hide from my problems. I left my girl at her house alone on very little to starve. I thought I cared. But she forgave me for a rape I did 10 years ago. I can't face her or help. Just torture cause she needs to be better off with homeless to keep her company. She wants to hit me
But I'm scared of myself and how I can be myself once more. ...
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Behavioral experiments for Social Anxiety

I struggle from social anxiety. I am trying to get over it by doing behavioral experiments. There is a problem now with social distancing certain types of experiments with approaching stranger are being advised against. Anybody dealing with social anxiety this way.
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I want to have friends but I don't want to put in the effort

Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this, I wasn't really sure where else it would fit and technically I have been diagnosed with social anxiety. Anyway, today my issue is that I don't get myself at all. I'm a walking contradiction. On the one hand, I'm terrified of winding up old and alone, on the other I tend to avoid human interaction and be extremely introverted. It's like I want to have ...
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Why do I get embarrassed by my body's biological needs?

Does anyone else feel this way? It seems like I easily get embarrassed by my body's biological needs. For example, if my stomach growls around others. I suppose that one's fairly common, but it seems strange to me. Why get embarrassed over something you have no control over? Why get embarrassed about being hungry? I know it's irrational, yet I get embarrassed anyway and try to hide it. This also goes for other biological needs, ...
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I have social phobia.

I have a lot of phobias, social phobia is just one of many. I do not easily like socialising at all. I am not too averse to it, but I have had so many bad experiences socially that I am not so well now. Every social situation seems to turn to catastrophe.
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I have social anxiety?

Hey

So recently my mum got diagnosed with schizophrenia and I got diagnosed with general anxiety but I don’t think I have that because the only thing I’m scared of is people. It’s like i can’t walk down the street I feel like everyone’s watching my facial expressions or they can tell I’m anxious/ not reacting normally. CCTV freaks me out too. I avoid talking to people because I’ll get stuck in a conversation and ...
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