Re: Social phobia, confusion
could it be lack of self-esteem and self-concious rather than "phobia"?
I have this similar problem like you. i don't have any friends and i only hang around myself. I barely talk and because of that when someone all of a sudden talks to me, I would fidget , look else where , stutter and mumble. i felt like a person who can't speak. if i do speak, the words i use doesn't make any sense. I'm not like that when i was at high school. ever since i left high school and lost contact of my friends i started to feel more like a loner.
my heart would race and my ears turn red when people approach me.
you are spot on about confusion too. i have that problem as well. my mind gets "blank" out when someone asks me a simple question or when i ring up to enquire about a simple thing.
i need to do something about this problem. my guess is that because i don't "excerise" my brain, the part of the brain will be "dead".
What i am doing hopefully to improve my situation is look myself in a mirror and talk to myself, and study my facial expression so that i don't feel self-conscious.
secondly, i would read more and tape any radio-talk shows and mimick how people talk and converse. or maybe i should be ringing to any service providers and hear how they "sale" their products to their customers so that i could learn and copy them. we really need to do something about our brain or else other memory illness will strike.
Last edited by jimmyhonda; 10-06-2006 at 04:15 PM.