This is more than true for me. I'm kinda glad to see that there are other people that experience this, and that I'm not the only one with those irrational fears.
@A pet named Steve, not that I'm happy that other people have to experience this, I'm just glad I'm not alone is what I meant.
@A pet named Steve, Thank god I'm not alone.
@OneHellOfAButler, Seriously. This hits way too close to home.
@A pet named Steve, everyone feels this. This isn't social anxiety at all. I'm the most confident, laid back kind of person you could meet and I still feel this at times. I feel like these pics are fishing for up votes because literally everyone can relate to this.
Tl;Dr I feel ya bro.
@Breast Day Ever, we're not talking about being anxious in some situation or another. "The most confident" person doesn't feel anxious and physically worried about drawing the slightest bit of attention to themselves even if it's just walking 10 feet even though they know that no cares. Even someone who isn't confident with themselves in general could be that first guy to get up to throw something out because it wouldn't even cross their mind to be worried about what people think of you for throwing something out.
@MeddlingKid, and it's not just what people think of you because I don't care what strangers think of me since I probably won't ever see them again and yet I'm anxious about every single interaction and movement I make no matter how small or insignificant.
@MeddlingKid, see that's where you're wrong. Depending on the circumstances, I can have crippling social anxiety. This scenario has happened to me many times. I'm sure it has happened to everyone. This kind of pic is just fishing for attention because literally everyone has experienced this level of anxiety at some point. Some have it worse than others, but literally everyone can relate to it on some level.
@MeddlingKid, all that to say, these Tumblr pics are soooo annoying
@Breast Day Ever, not everyone has had crippling social anxiety before. For example, I can guarantee that my brother has never experienced anything like this irrational, paralyzing fear. He would never think twice or worry about anything like this. Just because you and a lot of the people you surround yourself with as well as many of the people taking the time to comment on this have experienced something along these lines doesn't mean that everyone has.
@MeddlingKid, lol. That's purely conjecture. Absolutely no different from what I am doing. You are trying to argue me on something that neither of us can say for certain. I would wager that a lot more goes through your brothers mind than you think, but ultimately, I don't know him or you.
@A pet named Steve, every time I walk I fidget with my sleeves or my backpack string things cuz I feel like I walk funny
@Breast Day Ever, we are not saying the same thing whatsoever. You are saying that everyone has experienced this without fail where as I'm saying that there are people who have and who haven't. Also, I've talked to my brother about this stuff because he doesn't understand what goes through my head when I'm thinking about this sort of thing
@A pet named Steve, see I was like this for a looooong ass time, then I realized I really don't give enough of a crap about what people think to care and they can kiss my a$$ because I'm a cynical misanthropic asshole
You are in a public restroom. You've already sat down on the toilet. Then horror strikes, someone has walked in to us the restroom too. Now you have to sit there in absolute silence, holding it in, until the other person has left. You don't know why it has to be this way.
@ORGANIC, I shjt as hard and as loud as I can to assert dominance. I want it to sound like I just shjt out the World Trade Center
@ORGANIC, This is where girls have the advantage. When this happens (I hate just even thinking bout it) and we both just sit there I kind of loudly tear some toilet paper and bang on the little feminine hygiene trashcan that's in the stall, flush, then get the hell out of there and find a new restroom or wait until that one is empty again. It's less awkward for both of us that way.
They could easily make a movie on this stuff. like this would be the most intense movie
(Intense orchestra music plays as you stand up)
@TheBigD20, (space odyssey opening theme to be exact)
They really touched on social anxiety at its core...
@Imaginaut, yesterday I was at work and they had snacks out. Two people were standing there slightly in the way. Like just enough that I would have to push past them to get a snack or I would have to say something to them such as "excuse me". But I decided to wait till they moved on their own but they didn't. So I stood there for a while. I then thought to myself that I was standing there to long so I pretended to do something for a bit but they still didn't move. I walk back and forth a couple times then realized I was doing that to much as well. eventually I just ran over grabbed a couple of snacks and James them in my pocket then sped off like I wasn't supposed to be eating the snacks that were there for everyone. So this depicts me perfectly lol
@TheBigD20, yeah I'm imagining this to the space oddysey opening theme too
So I've done an experiment where I went around to people of (or slightly below) my age group (18 y/o). This seems to be a big thing in people from all ranges of cliques which leads me to conclude it's an issue in our generation. Even going around asking people between 20-27 seem to experience this too. However upon asking anyone over 30 they seem to not mind. Could this be due to more life experience leading to less fvcks given? I'd like to take my current research further with the help of people in different parts of the world.
@xXRoadSpikeXx, Dude, go the distance with this. I wanna know. Do like a TEDtalk or something.
@OneHellOfAButler, I mean it could go alot deeper than I realize and have to do in part to region and/or religion. Who knows, maybe someone might pick up on something like this topic.
Social anxiety lvl 1 newb. Try heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, constipation, cold sweats, fever. I feel like you kids don't even do anxiety right these days. Pathetic.
Yeah, social anxiety can be a problem, but I do think in many cases you can get over it. I was really shy entering high school, I had no friends and hats talking to people.
I took a drama class not because I wanted to be an actor, but because I needed to come out of my shell.
I figure if people can lower their heartbeat to pretty much zero and can endure high amounts of pain, many people can build up the strength to lessen their social anxiety.
Of course everybody is different, but I think the problem is more mental than anything else and is commonly over diagnosed.
The take away from these redundant paragraphs is this; if you really try, you can overcome social anxiety yourself.
@OrphanCrippler44, even worse than being over diagnosed, it is self diagnosed. People set up this huge straw man in their path and then avoid walking it in fear of their very own construct. Human nature is absurd.
The more you conquer your little fears, the less they eat you up inside #tipoftheday
Social anxiety isn't cancer, stop treating it as such and maybe not be a pvssy for once.
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Yeah I hate when you feel like people are watching the way you walk, it's like you forget how to and feel really dumb
And trying to make as little noise as you can while doing all this. Cringing at the sound of the plastic bag in the trash can, at every possible squeak or click you make with your shoes as you're walking, and the sound of the chair as you sit back down. Feeling like you have to be absolutely silent and still for the rest of the time because- hey, you did it! You threw out that apple core! But you made a fool of yourself by not being completely silent and you've disturbed everyone around you, so you better just try and melt to your chair because that's the only thing that can save you now.