This is how I feel. I always feel as if I'm being judged, and I tend not to speak out loud because I'm afraid someone will tease me or laugh at me and I will regret it. I always dread schoolschool because I might have to answer something on the spot. I always panic around loud people and I can't make eye contact. Ever. If I get asked a question in front of the classclass with no time to prepare I freeze and don't have an answer. MyM mum doesn't believe I have it, she says I'm just shy and I'll get over it. But I know I won't. I hate it.
This is how I feel at school. I've been carefully avoiding the extrovert kids for a while now and I kinda want to talk to them because they're nice people but at the same time I panic just by seeing them walk in the room. I want to talk to them but everytime they're around I panic >_< And they must think I hate them because I look away everytime someone looks at me in the eyes and I don't talk much when they try to make conversation because I'm too scared
I feel like I'm being watched, even stalked perhaps. I don't go to parties even though I get invited, I seem to make an excuse, it's because I don't like to be around in a crowd, I can't look people in the eye, I can't stop pacing up and down the hallways when I'm alone, I usually day dream which makes me go everywhere in the morning, I usually stand outside in the cold because my line that goes into first class is outside and I always come to school early to avoid people. I really feel like suicide right about now.
I know when you're at the bottom that a pep-talk is the last thing you need or want, I've been there. So I'm not going to give you one. I'm just going to say that if you're thinking about suicide you need to see a professional. When you're at the bottom it looks like there is no way out; like things will be this way forever. They may not get it right the first time, but a pro can give you some relief while everything gets figured out. I've been to that dark place, and there are no words I can give you that will lift you up from it, but a pro can get you on the right path. It sucks to look at someone and say, "Something is wrong and I can't control it anymore." It is a huge blow to the self. People who haven't been there don't understand it either. They'll try, some try really hard, but they just don't get it. The professionals get it. You can describe the strange combinations of thoughts and emotions that run through you and they will understand, sometimes better than you do yourself. I urge you to just go talk to a professional of some kind. A doctor, nurse, or whatever it is. They can get you on the right path in time, and it's worth the fight to get your life back.
M-Of-SpadesFeatured By OwnerJan 21, 2014Student General Artist
Its a struggle I go through every day. When I'm in school, when I'm walking home, or even just out and about in general. Making excuses to avoid trips to the mall, eating at the bus loop during lunch instead of the cafeteria, etc.
The one thing I hate the most about social phobia is your mind runs a mile a minute. And, once you hit that stage its impossible to interact with the outside world... You can't view it clearly, you can't connect with anything or anyone. Even if someone notices somethings wrong and try's to talk with you, you just can't.... Then the only thing you can think to do is to get out of there as fast as you can. But, How do you do that without drawing attention to yourself? how do you not make a scene? You're trapped. And you can't escape. You did a really good job portraying it, and I'm sure it was very therapeutic to write. C:
It is true. It's a major stress and for those who haven't had one will not know for sure on how it feels like. It feels super terrible.
I know it cause I've one. Just very difficult to cope with, but it's getting there cause I got help. Anyhow, indeed it's so hard to break the comfort zone as you fear what people may think of you due to the past experience you have had!!
I hate this feeling, it makes me feel faint. Luckily because I'm generally a quiet person, I don't think people notice my freaking out as much, 'cause when I'm freaking out I go dead silent. This is a great piece, made my heart start to race. Great job capturing social anxiety, haha.