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social anxiety

  1. D

    Masking/rejection anxiety

    Hi!!! I'm new to this forum and excited to be here. I have just been writing about my fear of rejection and I wanted to share what I have written. Please let me know if you relate and if you have any advice to be able to not care so much, thank you! I'm in a transparent case, all eyes on me...
  2. N

    The first time I am going out for more than an afternoon with friends

    Hey! So in a nutshell, my friend group consisting of 9 people that I met while playing Final Fantasy 14, are coming from all sorts of places to visit a city near me. I have agreed to go because it is close. Now, I have never done anything like this in my life and I am beyond terrified. I'm...
  3. S

    Socialization learning resources?

    Hello all! I’m looking for some help from anyone with knowledge on learning resources - what I’m specifically hoping to find are videos of people talking and interacting from start to finish. Studying conversation and cues have been of great help to me in the past as far as learning how best...
  4. AspiAngie

    Social Anxiety, Severe Insecurity and Avoidant Personality Disorder due to family?

    I watched a video on YouTube by Psych2Go called 10 Signs Your Parents are Making You Depressed after I got home from dropping off my insulting mom at her building. I am 49, and she still can make me feel like crap. When I watched the video I knew it was true in my life and this is what I...
  5. furkandorum

    Can't Stop Thinking About Someone I Was Never Really Close With, What's Going On?

    Last year, there was girl in my class. I fell in love with her, but i never had the self-confidence to talk with her as more than a classmate. I think this part is normal but i was always incredibly nervous around her, my social anxiety was at the top. I don't want to tell to much detail. In...
  6. HammyStack

    I don't understand middle school

    I don't under how to talk to people and the staff gives me the most bare bone information. I know how to introduce myself, I know how to do small talk, I know how to "just talk", but these people wants so much of me. What I am suppose to do? "Oh be yourself" "Oh actually you have to change...
  7. O

    23, not diagnosed yet but 99.99% sure I'm autistic

    Just some random stuff about me: I'm currently doing an undergrad accounting degree and working as a customer service staff/supervisor at a grocery store. I had severe alcohol problems in the past but I am 5 months sober and very committed to an alcohol-free life. I'm excited to join this forum...
  8. KevinMao133

    Social Anxiety

    I just recently came back to Toronto. I must say: life is good. Life has been treating me well lately There is just one issue though, and this issue is hard for me to overcome: social anxiety I feel uncomfortable around crowds, large settings and I never feel good enough this is not a...
  9. C

    Shared experiences for musical about autism?

    For the last few years I have been writing and developing a musical about my experiences of being autistic. I am at the stage of editing the current version, and I really want to know about some other people's experiences to make it as realistic and relatable as possible. Can anyone tell me any...
  10. Irakus34

    I Shouted To My Now-Former Chief

    Hi. It's been a while. Trying to cope up with a lot of feelings that are drowning me from time to time. What causes meltdowns more often. Actually, the other day I had one of the worst meltdowns I've suffered in years. Nothing was in my control. Nothing could be fixed by me. Yet, everyone...
  11. shadowmyl

    My family members probably hate me because I am different

    Hello, I am 17 and self-diagnosed with social anxiety and autism. Since I was little, I have always had a hard time around my family members, especially when we meet with my aunt's family. As my cousins are exactly the same age as my sister and I, so one is 17 and the other is 21, we have been...
  12. Ikarus Diary

    I Can't Carry This Anymore

    Hi. The context of my situation is that I'm doing the final module of my course and it's practical training. My shift is 7 hours long every week day until June 30th. During these hours I have to wake up 16 patients, bath some of them, do beds, put breakfasts, give medication, clean the dishes...
  13. M

    Autistic people with social anxiety - What are you afraid of or worried about?

    My understanding is that social anxiety in autistic people is different than social anxiety disorder which often involves a fear of being rejected. For those of you who have anxiety around people, what are you anxious about, afraid of, or worried might happen if you approach other people and...
  14. D'Andre

    I don't get people

    Humans are so difficult for me to deal with. They are exhausting at work. Even the nice ones. I wish I could work in a quiet cubicle away from everyone. I work where crowds of people are and I'm realizing more and more how it effects me when I get home. I'm amped up. My nerves are itching all...
  15. Ikarus Diary

    I've Dug My Grave

    Hi. This could be also in the support part of this forum, as my brain is ilogically going crazy without finding an exit. However, I prefer it to keep in here as it's an event of my life I didn't want to happen, yet it did. And no matter how many times I script situations day after day, I'm...
  16. Irakus34

    I Messed Up Again

    Hi. First of all, I don't know if this matter should be discussed in here, but it's been more than two weeks since I got this problem and it's not solved yet, what still causes me deep anxiety and uneaseness, so I need help. The thing is, I'm studying in a class with people older than me (some...
  17. Gerald Wilgus

    A very interesting article in Cell.

    Came across an article summarizing Phase III (Investigative New Drug) trials concerning MDMA (Ectasy) as an adjunct to therapy, especially for PTSD. From the article here is a summary of effects and benefits. I wonder if it opens up the possibility of new therapies for some of us?
  18. Nummulite

    Very polite, but unable to connect

    (I'm not diagnosed, still awaiting assessment) My partner is on the spectrum, and he's a very talkative, expressive person (hammy, even). He often runs into problems at work or in daily life with people seeing him as obnoxious or rude when he doesn't mean to be. I've seen that this is a problem...
  19. Gerald Wilgus

    Need help approaching therapy

    I have said previously that my past has come back to haunt me in negative ways, and as I prepare myself to work on this with a therapist, I can use advice on how to approach this. The following is very hard for me to write. My social issues growing up in the '60s and 70s: Friends were...
  20. Amy Stone

    How Long Do You Last At a Social Gathering?

    Just wondering what everyone's limit is with socializing! Is it easy for you or hard? Does alcohol make it easier? Do you prefer to get lost in crowds or do you prefer small gatherings? Most of the socializing I do is around adults that are drinking. I don't drink much, so the more they drink...
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