I notice that when I hang out with my friends or family, I become hyper aware of my surroundings. I notice every noise that I hear, every person that sits near us at the restaurant, and every little thing that goes on in the background. I pay more attention to the strangers around me than to the people I'm hanging out with. I can't be myself in public at all; sometimes I get so scared and anxious that I become mute and not enjoy the hang-out. Nowadays, when my friends invite me to events such as a party, I decline to go because of this. I know I will act like a stone (sit still and be mute) if I go there.