im tied between these four:
not being able to talk/openly express yourself when u want to
being misunderstood by others (people thinking u r dumb, rude, etc)
not being able to make friends, or keep relationships with others
feeling self conscious (having low self esteem or negative thoughts and insecurities)
i had to stick with the third one, not being able to make friends, or keep relationships with others. i hate that i can't keep friends. there's always someone out there they will prefer over me as a friend and leave me alone. i suppose i can't blame them, since i'm really just a burden to have around. i don't talk much, say anything interesting, or want to do anything fun. (╯︵╰,)
I probably could have voted 'all of the above' if that were an option, but the one answer I chose more than anything is being misunderstood by others and I think what bothers me there is that people want me to listen to them when they are talking but they don't want to listen to me when I am talking. Their lack of interest in listening to me leads to them misinterpreting and hearing the wrong thing, therefore I end up getting the " I think I will ignore you now" feeling from them.
I didn't answer the poll because there's more to it than just one answer. Over all, it has inhibited my social skills and I don't feel comfortable around people. I feel like I'm not in control of myself.
The positive: I did learn more about myself as I'm more introspective and I'm happy being alone (though I attribute that part to my introversion).
I hate feeling self-conscious all the time. I hate how it affects how I feel doing simple tasks like walking down the street.
I also hate how I am misunderstood by others. I think I come across as a bit ditzy when really I usually just feel embarrassed and so my brain goes into weird mode. Something like that anyway.
The effects of severe anxiety are lifelong. Even if you escape anxiety, you're left with a lack of experience, diminished ability to relate to others over life experiences, and little in the way of working social networks.