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    I either get really hyper and talkative to overcompensate for my nerves or are go quiet. I feel that today I scared people by being so hyper and talking loads. I just don't know how to be normal in public.
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    Practice, I used to suffer really badly, it just takes a lot of commitment, a lot of courage, and practice, fake being confident in social situations, and slowly you'll get better
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    Same. I thought this would go away as I don't shy away from talking to people but it seems that experience of talking doesn't really help (at least for me). My dad, a GP, noticed and told me I have a generalised anxiety disorder.
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    Just keep forcing yourself to be social and it'll slowly go away.
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    I'm just always worrying what people think of me.
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    I'm just always worrying what people think of me.
    Then try and bare two things in mind.

    1) People don't really care that much about what you do or say in social situations as long as you're not being a complete douche. They're far too wrapped up in doing their own thing or worrying about how other people perceive them. All eyes in the room aren't going to be on you.
    2) If you don't care that much about what people think and just relax, people tend to react better to you.
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    (Original post by midlandsman)
    Then try and bare two things in mind.

    1) People don't really care that much about what you do or say in social situations as long as you're not being a complete douche. They're far too wrapped up in doing their own thing or worrying about how other people perceive them. All eyes in the room aren't going to be on you.
    2) If you don't care that much about what people think and just relax, people tend to react better to you.
    When I talk to people I instantly feel inferior and it's almost like everything I say is in a bid to impress people....like I'm almost be reallly nice to everyone I meet to make people like me
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    act it, thats what i do, pretend to be really confident even if your not feeling confident inside, eventually you will end up feeling confident about yourself
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    If you had social anxiety, you wouldn't be making a fool of yourself in public; you'd go out of your way to avoid doing so.

    I'd say you were just anxious - like your Dad says. There is a difference between generalised anxiety and social anxiety. Sorry to be picky!
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    If you had social anxiety, you wouldn't be making a fool of yourself in public; you'd go out of your way to avoid doing so.

    I'd say you were just anxious - like your Dad says. There is a difference between generalised anxiety and social anxiety. Sorry to be picky!
    Generally I do. I will avoid going to events, I will avoid speaking up in uni classes, I will avoid doing anything to be exposed, I will stand in silence and go all clammy if in a big group...it's just today I had no sleep and something snapped and I got really hyper and crazy, but instantly regretted it, I always analyse my behaviour and want to come across as normal and friendly.
 
 
 
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