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Old 11-18-2004, 04:38 AM   #1
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Social Phobia

Anyone suffer from social problems? Like having difficulty conversating with people and eye contact? Usually im afraid of people and stay inside until the coast is clear. I dont like going to the grocery store or the movies. Cant talk to anyone, only if they are on the net. Anyone else have this problem?

 
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:10 AM   #2
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Re: Social Phobia

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Anyone suffer from social problems? Like having difficulty conversating with people and eye contact? Usually im afraid of people and stay inside until the coast is clear. I dont like going to the grocery store or the movies. Cant talk to anyone, only if they are on the net. Anyone else have this problem?
Me!!!!!!!! eye contact is awful for me especially with the same gender as me (females)
oh i know how you feel believe me! i avoid most public places too or try too cos i get really paranoid walking around thinking im being stared at. its alot easier to talk on the net isnt it, and you tend to find ur a totally different person to what you are in real life
you are NOT alone, trust me!

 
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Old 11-18-2004, 09:01 AM   #3
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Re: Social Phobia

books on overcoming shyness have useful advice

eye contact can be practised by wearing sunglasses

 
Old 11-19-2004, 08:32 AM   #4
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Re: Social Phobia

Raven,
I have social anxiety as well. know that your not alone. I don't think anyone likes having it. I think the worst part for me is the sweating. I find that so embarrassing.
best of luck to you
DBW

 
Old 11-19-2004, 08:49 AM   #5
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Re: Social Phobia

Here, here! I can raise BOTH my hands, I'm so shy and awkward. It's something I've battled constantly all of my life. My social anxiety and phobia waxes and wanes...it's so irritating! Life would be so much simpler if I could just go about doing 'normal' things without having to think so hard about them...getting the courage to even answer the door sometimes! I'll say what everyone else has said: you are definitely NOT alone.

 
Old 11-19-2004, 06:41 PM   #6
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Re: Social Phobia

I also have social anxiety. I think it's the worst thing in the world. My hands get sweaty and I feel like such a dork when I talk sometimes..Meeting people for the first time is killer.

 
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