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Who here suffers from some sort of social anxiety, shyness or discomfort in social situations and feels like sharing their experiences and feelings? I had a hard time being in a crowd of strangers at school today and I wanna talk to those who relate. 

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105 deviants said Sure!
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28 deviants said Nah, can't help you there/don't feel like it.

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Fluffeh-Kat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student General Artist
MMm I'm not sure.. 

I am constantly anxious that the worst thing possible is going to happen at any minute, but as for social anxiety? Not so much? I sometimes get flares where everyone and everything scares me? And well I'm really jumpy in general, so when someone comes up behind me I often scream and jump ;w;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see D:
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TakaEdakumi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have some sort of anxiety disorder but I'm not completely sure which type to consider it. I'm pretty sure it's social anxiety or a combination of that with others, because I feel trapped in social situations. I want to leave but I know it will raise questions. I feel nauseous and I grow more panicky if I can't calm down. If I get attention when I feel this way, it sends a jolt of unease through my whole system and I generally have to run away despite knowing people will wonder what the heck happened. If it's bad enough I actually throw up... It isn't fun. u_u
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that doesn't sound fun indeed... damn D:
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TakaEdakumi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And yet, not many people take it seriously. It's very frustrating. >_>
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea D:
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I always feel very awkward and scared if there are teenagers close to me, whether it be on the streets, at school, on a train,... Maybe it's because most of them are a lot taller than me, but then again, I don't have the same feeling with adults.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teenagers just ARE intimidating.
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Especially if they think they're better than everyone else, like these guys www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRdhWX…
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those people, pffff.
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's not how you get the ladies, guys.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. Instead, sit on your computer all day and talk to online people. Worked for both of us :dummy:
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, we're now a happy couple :dummy:


...wait...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:noes:

Tomadachi life said it.
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Philo-Dweeb Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
I hate anxiety like I will literally cry if I am in a situation where I have to talk in front of a lot of people, or if like im in a crowded area, I get really scared ;;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N'aww, that's awful :c
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Philo-Dweeb Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
ye ;; its dumb but im ...getting better at it ^^ so thats good ;v;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good!
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Philo-Dweeb Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
yeah ;u; :iconsnuggleplz: 
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Skkon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
One of the worst, most recent encounters was over the summer my entire family (grandparents, aunts, uncles...) had a huge picnic at a park and went to a presidential museum. Apparently it was a family tradition that they decided to do again. It was a toooon of fun! But almost everyone had gotten out of the museum and was waiting outside for my mom, dad, uncle and little sister. After looong waiting, they still hadn't come out. I was tired and was kinda wanting to go home, or at least back to that super awesome park we had eaten at. Finally my family were like "let's go to Old Town while we wait!" Old Town was a little re-enactment of a western town right next to the museum. So we all walked over there. I didn't like leaving without the few still in the museum knowing; it made me nervous. What if they couldn't find us? My grandparents assured me that they would just call us to find out where we were. I still didn't like it, and I prepared to send them a text secretly just to notify them of our location. Then there were the actors of Old Town; they were the kind that interacted with the audience, y'know? Talked to them and stuff? And this one guy noticed me and my family standing rather than sitting on one of the log benches. He made a comment about it, and my Grandpa was like "we're ok." and so he went to a shed and pulled out a new log bench. He plopped it down in front of us. My Grandpa said "Thank you." but made no move to sit down. The actor pretended to get irritated and said "SIT." and so Grandpa finally just sat down. Then the actor looked at me and I just freaked out. I sat down and buried my head in my hands and wept. I've always been very afraid and uncomfortable with being the center of attention, and all of those other little stresses were building up along with it. At first he was concerned; he wasn't sure if I was laughing or crying or what. But then he just, like, wouldn't leave me alone. I get that he was worried, but I really just needed to be left alone. Thankfully my family is very understanding and took the attention off of me and that made it so much better ;v; Then my Grandma took me back to the museum where we sat on some benches and waited for my parents, who finally came out of the museum. There were a lot more details to the dialogue at Old Town, but I can't remember what they are |D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I know that feeling, I hate being the center of attention too, especially in class or around people I don't know D: When I'm stressed I'm more affected by it, too.
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EmmaVZ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hier zekerweten, het heeft er bij mij voor gezorgd dat ik met mn opleiding gestopt ben en daarna 6 maanden thuis zat en mezelf sociaal isoleerde xd Bang zijn dat je beoordeeld wordt en steeds maar allerlei gedachten hebben met doe ik dit niet raar en zei ik net niet iets doms en zal ik dit zeggen of zal het niet nuttig zijn? Etc etc xd Weet niet of je nog behoefte hebt om erover te praten, maar je bent welkom haha xd 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ow, da's serieus D:
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EmmaVZ Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha ja, best wel xd Ben nu een andere opleiding gaan doen en hoop dat t dit keer wel goed gaat xd
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopelijk D:
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Chedtim Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are a shitton of people who commented here so you don't need me but *raises hand anyways*
My social anxiety has been getting heLLA BAD lately, I freak out every time I talk to anyone who isn't my parents or one of my four close friends e.o
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awful! D:
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ateck5 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd loved to have been able to help but I never really felt that way .o. I hooe the people below made you feel better?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries ^^
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ateck5 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh luckily :3
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ChillBolt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had trouble just walking to the school this morning. I myself have Social Anxiety Syndrome where being in a large crowd scares me. I take allot of deep breathes and tell myself it is all going to be fine. Sometimes just going up to one of my friends and saying "I need a hug" helps me too. Stay strong! Nothing is as bad as it seems.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :P
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ChillBolt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:happybounce: 
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DimitriLousteau Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep I feel that way.

I try to sit in the back of every class and if someone even looks at me I feel nervous. The teachers pick on me cuz of my shyness, they say I should snap out of it. But it's not that easy.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, I hate people looking at me too D:
It's not that easy indeed!
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couqar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have diagnosed anxiety, But I know how you feel.
I just recently moved to a new school, and on the first day I was sobbing.
I didn't know anyone, and I felt alone.
But a couple days after I started meeting new people, and I made friends and I fit in with everyone.
I'm still nervous in big crowds, but I recommend you find someone you really like and stick by them
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, my problem is that in a big crowd I cannot socialize with people, it's too hard for me.
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HalloweenBerry Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have social anxiety and i was always the loner in school so i got bullied daily by teachers and students ive always been extremely shy so i didnt really do much so i guess i would be able to understand how you felt uvu

oh gosh i think ive told you about this a lot but i only do because you ask 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't remember you telling me before so it's fine (:
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Ryefry123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
I have extreme social anxiety, like i cant talk to people I dont really know, it makes me really really nervous
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't do that either ;w;
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Ryefry123 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Ugh, its horrible. And i can not present for school with out feeling like I am going to puke. Its awful
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can imagine...
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wrightwings Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My shyness usually fluctuates with my mood (I am so incredibly moody. Seriously, different mood like everyday. It's ridiculous.) and how anxious I am. My anxiety is usually random and unpredictable, however.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I can have mood swings too. That's annoying!
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wrightwings Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I hate them, but I feel like I never have any control over them.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww D:
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wrightwings Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It also doesn't help that I have an aunt and a cousin who both have Bipolar Disorder, so I start getting really nervous and thinking that I might have it. : <
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, damn D:
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wrightwings Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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