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    Hey, I'm female 18 today in college my English teacher asked me if I have selective mutism, I didn't know what this meant so I just glared confused at him, but I went home and did some research and now know what this is. I have to mention this teacher is constantly looking at my every move from far when I'm sitting, he has also spoken to my other teacher and my other teacher also acts the way this teacher does .. in class I am very quiet don't ask for help that's only because I am so stressed I am currently at a point in my life where I have mountains of work to be getting done also I don't really get on with some of my class mates so I just don't bother talking to many people. After this encounter I feel so disheartened as I actually thought he was a decent teacher now I just feel as though I'm being watched and judged by all my teachers I feel so paranoid hes got me thinking I have some sort of a mental disorder ..
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    Try not to take it personally. He has actually recognised (accurately) that you're struggling at the moment - he's just barking up the wrong tree as far as what the problem is. Actually you should be glad your teacher is looking out for you and trying to ensure you're okay and happy. I would speak to him and explain that you're not selectively mute and felt offended that he said that but you're just very stressed at the moment so don't bother speaking to people much. I'd guess he will try and offer you some support so you should think about whether you would want any help.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hey, I'm female 18 today in college my English teacher asked me if I have selective mutism, I didn't know what this meant so I just glared confused at him, but I went home and did some research and now know what this is. I have to mention this teacher is constantly looking at my every move from far when I'm sitting, he has also spoken to my other teacher and my other teacher also acts the way this teacher does .. in class I am very quiet don't ask for help that's only because I am so stressed I am currently at a point in my life where I have mountains of work to be getting done also I don't really get on with some of my class mates so I just don't bother talking to many people. After this encounter I feel so disheartened as I actually thought he was a decent teacher now I just feel as though I'm being watched and judged by all my teachers I feel so paranoid hes got me thinking I have some sort of a mental disorder ..
    See, pretty sure that if a guy behaved in this way, it would be brushed off and overlooked, so at least they're trying to understand what's wrong
 
 
 
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