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Hey, so I've had social anxiety for years now. I've constantly isolated myself from people and been scared to open up and get close to people. But when I really think about it I can't figure out why I'm like this. I wish I could say that it's because of an experience I had that caused me to become like this, but it isn't. In fact I've had a pretty normal childhood with loving parents and I was never bullied. My mum says I used to be confident when I was young. Is there anyone who has had a similar experience?
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I have social anxiety as well and it seems that I'm having a similar experience as this. I've had no friends and I'm too scared to initiate a conversation. I just feel that it's super weird to just start talking without any cause. My parents are also nice. So yeah...donno
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I have social anxiety as well and it seems that I'm having a similar experience as this. I've had no friends and I'm too scared to initiate a conversation. I just feel that it's super weird to just start talking without any cause. My parents are also nice. So yeah...donno
Hey, glad to know I'm not the only one. I know exactly how you feel. I went to college for 3 years and I didn't make any friends. I think it's because I isolated myself from people. I had very low confidence in myself and found it hard to approach people so I just stayed in my comfort zone. Have you ever had low confidence in yourself?
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Hey, glad to know I'm not the only one. I know exactly how you feel. I went to college for 3 years and I didn't make any friends. I think it's because I isolated myself from people. I had very low confidence in myself and found it hard to approach people so I just stayed in my comfort zone. Have you ever had low confidence in yourself?
All the time. I'm having such a low esteem that I hardly ever make eye contact with anyone. I always stay within my comfort zone. Never talk to women and never date them. I find hard to approach them. I'm always frustrated at everything and so yeah...that's what I'm now.

But I'm going to change soon. Adieu old soul!
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All the time. I'm having such a low esteem that I hardly ever make eye contact with anyone. I always stay within my comfort zone. Never talk to women and never date them. I find hard to approach them. I'm always frustrated at everything and so yeah...that's what I'm now.

But I'm going to change soon. Adieu old soul!
I know what it's like to be frustrated with myself. I think it's because I find myself comparing myself to other 'normal' people and think that I should be like them. But I'm slowly trying to change my mind set. I think that we can be too hard on our selves sometimes. I have low confidence so I still haven't tried to go on dates. I know how you feel, it can be overwhelming to talk to people who are attractive but I think we will get there even if it takes us time.
I think that we can definitely change πŸ‘
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(Original post by Bagheri)
Hey, so I've had social anxiety for years now. I've constantly isolated myself from people and been scared to open up and get close to people. But when I really think about it I can't figure out why I'm like this. I wish I could say that it's because of an experience I had that caused me to become like this, but it isn't. In fact I've had a pretty normal childhood with loving parents and I was never bullied. My mum says I used to be confident when I was young. Is there anyone who has had a similar experience?
This is so me!
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(Original post by Bagheri)
I know what it's like to be frustrated with myself. I think it's because I find myself comparing myself to other 'normal' people and think that I should be like them. But I'm slowly trying to change my mind set. I think that we can be too hard on our selves sometimes. I have low confidence so I still haven't tried to go on dates. I know how you feel, it can be overwhelming to talk to people who are attractive but I think we will get there even if it takes us time.
I think that we can definitely change πŸ‘
I think we can try changing that by talking among the people like us who are facing the same issues. Do you know if we can form groups or anything where we can do group chats? I think it would help us get some motivation and help us gaining confidence to talk and socialise.
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I've had pretty much the same experience as you. I've somewhat learnt to live with it though, I know I'm going to be a nervous wreck whenever I meet someone but I just throw myself out there anyway.
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I'm also like this, i used to be so confident as a child but now I find it so hard to make friends & start conversations with new people. although I can't say my childhood was as nice.
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YouTube "social anxiety Dr Jordon Peterson"

Watch that, then give me your thoughts
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Isolation and loneliness are definitely a big factor in causing depression and anxiety (for some people at least - there are other causes, if you want to split things up into such neat boxes).
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