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Hard to make friends

I've had a life long struggle with trying to make friends. I notice that for some people, friendships come easily. For me, however, it's been a huge struggle, an almost overwhelming one.

I look at facebook and see people I knew in college that I would have liked to get to know better, but they would always put distance there. They already had their established cliques or best friends. I didn't know how to get ...
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How much has rational-thinking strategies worked for you?

I quite often see methods of rational statements/thinking. How much have they worked on treating your SA (alot OR moderately successful)??
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Social Anxiety and Self-consciousness

The Wikipedia article says about self-consciousness that it is "...a heightened sense of self-awareness... An unpleasant feeling of self-consciousness may occur when one realizes that one is being watched or observed, the feeling that "everyone is looking" at oneself. Some people are habitually more self-conscious than others. Unpleasant feelings of self-consciousness are sometimes associated with shyness or paranoia."

"Private self-consciousness is a tendency to introspect and examine one's inner self and feelings. Public self-consciousness is ...
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Can't talk to my best friend

This is my first post on this website and I'm writing this as soon as I registered because I don't know what to do anymore and I'm seriously so desperate now. I'll warn you that this is a pretty long story but I would really appreciate any kind of help because I keep crying out of frustration. So if anyone spends their time on reading this then thank you so much.

I met my ...
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Things need to get better quickly, but getting worse. :(

Hello everyone. Things had been spiralling down recently so I need some help. I don't know from where to start. I have a history of depression, ocd,social anxiety and bdd for many years, although I recovered from them more or less. And now it seems like the mental disorders are returning.

As far as I can go remembering my past, I had always been very vunurable to bullying. As a child I was mocked by ...
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Was extremely humiliated in front of classmates?

Today i had the most humiliating moment in my life, i keep getting flashbacks and i have no idea how to deal with it.

I got to school as early as i could (by one hour) and i sat in the classroom studying for my quiz. I had my periods and i tend to sweat more when im on my periods and nervous.
It was almost school time and a student came into the classroom ...
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Inferiority Complex and attachment

I suffer from anxiety which has led to the development of an inferiority complex.
The most frustrating part of this for me is that I tend to develop attachment to various authority figures. Like a crush I suppose, but on a completely inappropriate person, such as my university professors. I find myself wanting to impress them, or be noticed by them. It gets to the point where I think about it a lot and ...
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Cannot handle ANY criticism

Hi everyone, well as you can see I am new here and feeling very nervous. I hope that maybe people can relate to what I am going through and maybe even make new friends. I hope to not only get support but to give supprt to others too.

I suffer severe Anxiety, Intermittent Depression, Severe Social Anxiety and ‘Obsessive only’ OCD (called Pure O) every waking day....although if you met me you would never think ...
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Jobs For People With Social Anxiety?

After getting a call back for a very social job, my anticipatory anxiety went through the roof, to the point where I started hallucinating about being judged and harassed by people.

What are some decent jobs for people with social anxiety? I have a BA in English. Ideally I wouldn't have to go back to school.

Is data entry okay? I have been discouraged from doing that as one, according the people, it's very boring ...
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Stressed About School

Hey there, my school is starting tomorrow. Im extremely stressed. I have about 6-8 friends. I am very shy and not good at making new friends. NONE of my classes are with them. NONE. What scares me is a lot of the classes are a lot of partner work with groups. Im stressed as hell right now don't know what to do.
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