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Old 01-04-2014
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The thing I hate most is being stuck in the house for days or weeks on end because I can't bear the thought of anyone seeing me. It has ruined my social life, my business, and everything else. It gets especially bad when I start running out of food or other supplies and I have to go to the store, but I know that I can't. A feeling of desperation sets in, like back when I was jonesing for drugs. I feel like a rat trapped in a cage.
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The one thing that I hate the most is that I have such a hard time trying to make friends. Most of my friends were people I grew up with, now I try to make new friends and it's so hard cause I'm shy and scared to go up to people. Now I fear that I'll never be able to make friends with people... :(
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I hate that I think so negatively. I always anticipate the worst will happen whatever I do. Expecting the worst seems to be what provokes my anxiety
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Having performance anxiety and acting all stiff/awkward/weird like a crazy robot. Also not being able to breathe in some situations.
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I would love to talk/openly and express myself whenever I wanted, I feel like I have no personality or character when I am around people. If I can do this then I would be a lot happier and think would be able to make and keep friends

I avoid people because soon enough they always live and I am left feeling even worse about myself than I did before. Its the never ending thought of 'what is wrong with me', 'I hate myself', 'why am I like this' and blah after the very few attempts of people trying to get to no me :/.

There isn't really anything I like about it to be fair, its made my life horrible and lonely
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the low self esteem for sure. I always feel like a loser and have zero confidence...i know i'd be able to do so much if i didn't have Avpd but man...feel so crippled by this, like i'm stuck in the cycle of negative thoughts and self-loathing...

Also not being able to express myself...i have friends but not a lot know of my issues and i get afraid to talk about it...and ultimately i'm just pushing them away because i can't find the guts to tell them of my problems.

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I chose the third option, but really it's the boredom and isolation. I think if I could enjoy surface interactions more, the lack of close relationships would be easier to stomach.
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I can't be open enough to talk to people. I'd like to be able to talk to people without fear.
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For me it's definitely being misunderstood by others. I'm constantly being taken for a totally different kind of person from what I am. It sucks.
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I can't be open enough to talk to people. I'd like to be able to talk to people without fear.
This is one of my goals to tackle anxiety. I want to be able to express the 'inner Me' when I interact with other people.
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The feeling of isolation.....
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the social part haha

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ScaredToBreathe, you right dude, all options really sucks. But that feeling of anxiety attacks, and at the same time try to hide that from people around you...It´s hell on earth...But I still believe there is some way out of this. Something that really works.

Hope the best to all of us.
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Being in a near constant state of panic and fear. There are a lot of things I hate about social anxiety but I'm really tired of being so afraid of everything. It limits me in basically every aspect of my life. I should just forget about ever being successful or building up meaningful friendships or relationships with people. My constant state of panic seems to get in the way of everything.
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Being in a near constant state of panic and fear. There are a lot of things I hate about social anxiety but I'm really tired of being so afraid of everything. It limits me in basically every aspect of my life. I should just forget about ever being successful or building up meaningful friendships or relationships with people. My constant state of panic seems to get in the way of everything.
I hope you can prove yourself wrong.
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Thanks Mikey. I hope I can someday too !
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obviously all of it sucks, but what do you hate the most?
I could've answered everything this poll vote had. My stupid awkwardness and social anxiety always gets in the way with talking to people, I hate it so much. I wish there was some way I could control myself better with it. Maybe I'm just uncomfortable around certain people I can't talk to or share anything personal about what goes on in my life. I can't relate to kids my own age since almost everyone I see are practically into the same type of stuff. I wish I had friends who don't care what I do and don't question my lifestyle. I wish I had friends like I created in my stories, it's less likely going to happen though.
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I answered "feeling self conscious" when I took the poll a while ago but now looking at the options, I feel like my answer would be "uncontrollable physical symptoms" which is not in the options.
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@pacific yeah, slurred speech, stuttering, nervous ticks, shaking... horrible.
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