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Is anyone anxious when they out in public places/order food

Parasoul

done with ur ****
I guess I could have asked "are you introverted or extroverted " but I feel like this question is more in depth


I'm really timid when I go out by myself. when I go with my friends it's like #SQUAD and we all have a good time
 

Kashou

The Lone Wolf~
I've never been anxious in public. If anything timid and quiet, but I'm pretty normal now, though I still keep to myself. If I'm around my friends then I'm more a bit more energetic but I still only associate with them. Anyone outside the group I act normal around.
 

funky3000

Galactic Overlord
I'm a little introverted when I go to new places, but if I've been there a few times or more I'm uber extroverted.

The reactions of employees makes me wonder if its weird to talk about whatever is on my mind.
 

jtrekkie

Feathered
You have no idea. If I'm by myself I end up sneaking around and hiding in corners. It's kind of sad.
 

Kitsune Cross

**** that **** now! Bitch
It's only food, it's only a shop, you don't know anyone, nobody there cares for you, they only want your money and you only want food, go, buy, eat, leave. Why does that has to be so difficult, what are you scared of? They are just people, people, like you, they are not going to attack you.
 
I'm dominantly introverted, but I don't have a lot of social anxiety. I used to feel nervous about ordering food at a restaurant or going through a check-out line by myself, but I largely got over that.

I came to the same realization that Kitsune stated. I'm just another customer, and even if I do stumble over my words or have to repeat something, they won't care because they see so many people every day
 

ZettaBit

Caffeine Addict
They might attack <_<

I really only get self conscious about my hoodie xD
One dude at school made the point to make me wear them by pulling my hood over my head on a break. >_<
Other times I feel like the one who is normal when out with family. My family is weird...
Friends? Not much time for that these days.
 
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Saylor

Guest
I've personally never been overly anxious out in public. But, I can understand why some may be anxious out in public. One of the big reasons is the possibility of having a high anxiety disorder which is triggered by social situations or being surrounded by a massive crowd of people. One guy I knew as a furry friend in the same town I live in couldn't stay in a meet for anything longer than 10 minutes because he was so nervous and freaked out that he had to go home earlier than what was planned. It gets frightening to one who has an anxiety disorder.
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
I'm generally fine either way.

Doing things by myself at least means that I get to do what I want, when I want.

But, doing things with friends is enjoyable for other reasons, of course, because you get to laugh, joke, share stories, and create memories together.

I have no fear of talking to strangers--in fact, I love it--but still sometimes go out of my way to avoid acquaintances, oddly enough, because I don't want to engage in awkward or trivial "small talk," and because I also have this worry, I think, that interacting with non-friends "too often" will lead to interactions that will cause them to ultimately dislike or reject me.
 
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Kerocola

Member
Not really! I am an anxious person, but I have forced myself to get positions that require public speaking, having difficult conversations, etc. that helped a lot. Some random things will make me anxious every now and then, but if you own up to your mistakes that makes a huge difference. We all screw up, but if you take it in stride you can still exude confidence. Even if you're crumbling on the inside, people don't know that!
 

Cassedy

Member
I wish some day pizza could be delivered by autopilot drones, saving me from the horror of talking to another person.
 

Baz

Member
I am a huge introvert. Not only am I extremely anxious when anywhere out in public at all, but I do my very best to avoid any contact with any other person, and I get panic attacks when I have to order food or am in a crowd having to talk to another person. I have anti-social personality disorder and allot of anxiety disorders along with some other social disorders that make going out in public extremely difficult. I never talk in public and hate being around people in general almost to the point of horrifying. and even when I am alone I turn out all the lights and sit by the fire and watch it. Now that I think about it that's strange but oh well. Honestly I haven't talked to another human being irl beside my friend in 3 years! I want to not be such an introvert and I want to make friends because it gets pretty lonely but its very hard.
 

flletcher

Member
i consider myself an introvert because of my hatred and awkwardness i feel when people are trying to stare into my soul as they do stupid small talk i would rather be alone doing my own thing than be in a big group of people i would rather have a group of like 2 or 3 others but christmas is coming up so there will be like 20 people and i have to talk to people and it gets me anxious thinking about it
 

Mikazuki Marazhu

I hate you all
I guess we all have our thing.

I'm an extrovert so I wouldnt understand XD
I strongly believe that people have good intentions.
 

Joey

Member
I've struggled with social anxiety since I was 18 or so. I've made it a point to really put myself out there and go outside my comfort zone as often as possible. It's very hard at first but it gets much easier. It works wonders!!

I generally consider myself an extrovert with a few anxiety glitches.
 
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Alexxx-Returns

The Sergal that Didn't Vore
Unfortunately I am massively an introvert. Even more unfortunately, I have a strong desire to socialise, despite being awful at this. It kinda sucks.

Don't have any problem with ordering food or anything though - or even public speaking/performing. I live for that stuff! If it's purpose-driven interaction, like reserving something on the phone, or talking about academic stuff at uni, I love it because I know what to say.

Just small-talk though, nope, can't do that.
 

Mikazuki Marazhu

I hate you all
I've struggled with social anxiety since I was 18 or so. I've made it a point to really put myself out there and go outside my comfort zone as often as possible. It's very hard at first but it gets much easier. It works wonders!!

This is best example for ya'll
I'm not saying that being an introvert is a bad thing but closing yourself out and ruling every interaction as scrutinizing is just sad
 

Parasoul

done with ur ****
It's only food, it's only a shop, you don't know anyone, nobody there cares for you, they only want your money and you only want food, go, buy, eat, leave. Why does that has to be so difficult, what are you scared of? They are just people, people, like you, they are not going to attack you.
I think that people are just criticizing me when I'm alone. Dunno about other people.
 

Cassedy

Member
This is best example for ya'll
I'm not saying that being an introvert is a bad thing but closing yourself out and ruling every interaction as scrutinizing is just sad

What exactly is "sad" about it ? I'm an introvert, I don't need other people to be entertained. While extraverts suffer and moan and launch themselves into attention whoring hysteria without company, I can just read a book or play a game all by myself.
 

Kitsune Cross

**** that **** now! Bitch
People, the only way to deal with this, is dealing with this, so fucking deal with it, if you want to stop being introvert, anxious, anti-social, timid, ect, deal with it, force yourself to it, just go outside and talk to people, it's the only fucking way

Does any of you also feel anxious talking over the phone too? It's a phone! You don't even have to see/know the person you are talking to.
 
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