posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 11:44 PM
I'm sure there are other members on here that suffer from this, some more so than others, so would just like to hear people's thoughts.
I've not always been shy. It seemed to suddenly come on after I left school and for no apparent reason I can think of. It makes a lot of my daily
living really awkward. Because I'm shy I obviously don't feel like I have the greatest skills in the world when it comes to talking to and meeting new
people, and it makes things like going for job interviews a real issue, even talking to friends on the phone is quite daunting.
I have been treated for social anxiety in the past, I was given various courses of tablets to take and also therapy that I attended. For a while
things got better and I found a job I loved, met a lovely girl who meant the world to me, but it seems like the smallest and silliest bit of
disappointment can knock me back into my shell again.
I don't have all that much faith in myself, although I know I'm a pretty decent person. People tell me so, and I get told that I'm fairly good
looking, but I can honestly say every compliment in the world wouldn't make me feel any better about myself. I always look at some other person and
think that they are so much better than me, when in reality they may or may not be.
This probably sounds like just a bunch of whinging but it's really not. I know only I can help myself, I just have to find out the reason or reasons
why I can suddenly become so pessimistic about everything, everyone and myself. I'd just like to hear what others who might experience, or at least
might have experienced in the past, something similar have got to say, if anything AT ALL.
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