hello. Two things have been happening to me whenever I go out. I would like to know why people do these things. I am 34years old, 5'8, weigh 230 pounds and have social anxiety. the first situation is very strange and it lowers my confidence. As I am walking there are people on the opposite sidewalk that are just standing and staring at me. I sometimes know that they are staring, so when I stare back at them they quickly start to walk again and some of them have a smirk on their face or start looking at their phone. I think this is a form of bullying. it is like a power game where they think "I made you look and made you feel like a fool". Or it is a "one up" situation where they get their ego raised because they made me feel bad. When I stare back at them some of them are grooming their hair (WFT). I think these people do this because they think I am sad, fat, ugly or I am a loner so they think they can mess with me. It makes me angry because when I stare back at them, they do not look back at me so we can get in a staring contest. The people that look back, I usually stare them down (90 percent of the time). I also think that because of my social anxiety they think I am an easy target. I have noticed that 60 percent of the people that do these things, are very ****ed up themselves. I think that people do these kinds of things to "own", "one up" or hurt someone. Thank you for reading and posting your reply.