When You Have Social Anxiety

Not even the smiling world of stock photos seems inviting.

1. When the barista asks who’s next…

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…and you can only do this.

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2. When you approach a store clerk for help…

…you think you look like this…

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..but you actually look like this

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3. And when the cashier tries to make small talk…

…your response is this

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4. When you drop something…

…calling attention to yourself…

…you feel like this.

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5. Crammed in an elevator…

…you wish you could do this.

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6. And when they try to bring you into the conversation…

…you feel like this.

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7. When you finally speak up,

everyone is LOOKING at you!

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8. And their expressions seem to say:

9. No matter how friendly people are…

…your first instinct is to hide.

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10. Party Invitations…

…feel like this.

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11. You prep for the shindig…

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…but when you get there…

…you see this.

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12. When someone waves hello and starts moving towards you to chat…

…you see this.

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13. When you have to introduce yourself…

14. …you feel like this.

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15. Approaching a stranger at a bar…

16. But you can handle hanging out with a few friends

17. Then some more of their friends show up…

…suddenly there are Too. Many. People.

18. You try to stay calm…

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And you feel like this

…but you have to excuse yourself.

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19. You’ll do better next time!

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