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21 Things Only People Who Are Socially Anxious Will Understand

Shut up, brain. It's time to finally talk to people.

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3. Your mind is constantly busy coming up with scenarios that could happen if you finally plucked up the courage to interact with people.


Will you make a fool of yourself if you say this or that? What if they laugh at you? A constant stream of questions.

5. You find it hard to enjoy social outings to the fullest since you constantly feel uneasy, as if expecting something bad to happen.


9. And after you settle for something you instantly begin to wonder whether you did the right thing.


What if you picked the wrong option and everyone will blame you for that later on?

11. But at the same time, you want to hang out and spend time with them as much as possible because they’re the coolest ever.

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They're your friends, after all. And you wouldn’t change them for anything in the world. They make you feel safe.


19. But patience is not your forte either as it only gives you more time to overthink things.

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And in the time leading up to whatever you're waiting for your stress levels rise exponentially.

But despite all these things, deep down inside, you know you have a lot to offer to the world and that you'll go places.

And if you need to talk to someone, you can call Anxiety UK on 08444 775 774, Mental Health America on 1-800-273-8255, or Beyond Blue Australia on 1300 22 4636.


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