(Original post by mikeylfc1989)
It's really up to you, maybe talking to your personal tutor. I don't mean tell everybody, I would admire anyone who was that open. Certain people could quite easily use it against you, though.
I would only tell your tutor to make them aware; if your marks start dropping, you start missing lectures/presentations...etc, it's not down to laziness and they could offer support. It's something I would do if I went back, but I know exactly what you mean and that's why I didn't at the time. You don't have to go into any detail.
I feel quite similar to you there, being patronised is probably the worst thing to come from SA. I guess that's where the arrogance comes from...
With the presentations, it was a whole module...
Couldn't really get away with not doing it. Though, I managed it in the end and did a couple of group presentations since then. It did get easier, slightly. I never thought I would ever be able to present at one point. Your experience sounds awful, so I can understand where you're coming from there. Uni students are far more mature with regards to anything like this I've found, but I know it doesn't quite work like that, in terms of rationalising.
Uni wasn't too bad, third year played out much better.
Hmm, I told my parents briefly. They didn't quite understand so I left it at that, but they are supportive and know I'm seeing a Therapist. My friends don't know; though, they know I have have problems in crowded places like busy pubs/bars/nightclubs...etc (regularly go outside for air, can't stay if it's too busy).
Other than that, I come across as pretty laid back, oddly. I actively try not to look nervous because I don't want to bring attention to myself.
I've even had people saying how they wish they could be as easy-going as me.