Social Anxiety

by Girlinshadows (Theheroiccouplet)

If you have social anxiety, you can relate to the following.

  • You hate being mistaken for ‘shy’. There’s a huge difference between social anxiety and shyness.
  • Even though you hate most social gatherings, you hate not being invited even more.
  • You’re so proud of yourself when you manage to have a normal conversation.
  • And you’re super proud when you manage to maintain eye contact for more than 2 seconds.
  • Drive-thru is like the best idea EVER.
  • An ideal day consists of internet, reading, tv and food. No time for people and social interaction, whoops.
  • You’re not always awkward during conversations. In fact, sometimes you might be super sociable.
  • You’ve probably googled ‘how to avoid awkward silence’ a couple times.
  • Having to be alone with someone you don’t know very well scares the shit out of you. For example, you can’t think of anything to talk about on dates. Dates are the worst.
  • No matter how bad you might want to contribute in a group conversation, you just hold it in and shake your head, pretending to agree with everything that’s being told.
  • You always daydream imagining of possible scenarios, even though your anxiety will probably never allow them to truly happen.
  • You always think of all the things that can possibly go wrong in a social interaction.
  • Every time the phone rings, you panic. Like, it’s 2016, people. Send a damn text.