Does anyone else get anxious about reading messages/emails? Watch
I've just come to realise for as long as I can remember, I have a weird habit of being too scared to read something in fear that I will be criticised. For example, I could email a lecturer with a long winded question, or something I perceive to be silly, and I get scared of reading the reply in case I get berated (although I know it is hardly likely). I also have this fear regarding texts - for instance, I text a guy earlier on through Whatsapp, with essentially a question which can bring about a negative or positive response, and I still haven't opened the message. I automatically assume the reply will be something which will dampen my mood/something negative, and 8 hours later I still haven't read it. I know it's silly, I sometimes sit and stare at my phone and think 'why don't you just read it? what's the worst that can happen', but then I close my phone again until I pluck up the courage.
Anyone else experienced/know of this?
Perhaps speak to your GP? This could be a serious issue