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Problems that i need to figure out.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 12, 2010
  • 11:12 PM

Hello. Firstly i would like to introduce myself, i am a 17 year old male, whose English isin't his first or second language, so just bare with me.

Half of my life i was normal like everybody else, but lately i came to realise that isin't true anymore. I became really really and once again really shy. I have difficulty in conversations with other people that i don't know well. With my parents, teachers and some of my close friends (who i no longer really have to be honest) i am rather confident, but normally, talking with some classmates, or other people in social situations has become really hard. I became obssesed in how i look to others : if im doing the right thing, am i dressed the right way and etc.I try to make a good impression. The thing i hate the most is for example waiting for something and i am surrounded with people. I start to sweat badly, my hands tremble, and i tap my feet. Speaking of trembling, i have a slight tremble in every social situation.

Due to this, i don't really have any friends. Thats why i sit A LOT in front of the PC (Maybe thats one of the problems?). And even on the internet, it is really hard for me to speak with a microphone, similary to a mobile phone. All my old friends moved out, and it has become really difficult for me to meet others - usually there is nothing to talk about. I am really concerned, because this will be my final High School year, and i think about going abroad studying, and i am afraid to get socially isolated.

Well i think this is enough of my rambling. I hope you understood my problem. If you need something cleared up, or need more info, please ask. Thank you.

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  • I'd recommend going to see a psychiatrist ASAP, and tell the psychiatrist everything that's been happening. I find it odd myself that you only become shy half way through your life. Maybe something happened that caused this?There is no way you should go abroad under these circumstances, as you will have to deal with people you have never met, one way or the other. In your current condition, that seems inadvisable.
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  • It sounds like you have developed a type of anxiety they call "social anxiety", social anxiety disorder or social phobia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_anxiety
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