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Old 08-04-2009  
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Default 10 Things that make you anxious..

I have a weird feeling I made a thread like this before?!!?

Buuuuut...

List 10 things.

1 being the least anxious situation you can find yourself in.

10 being the most anxious situation you can find yourself in.

Soooo for example.. Me..

1. Talking on the phone to a customer service person
2. Going to a store (depending on the day, can be worse)
3. Spending time with/Talking to immediate family members
4. Asking a stranger a question about something
5. Meeting people I never met before
6. Going to a party
7. Going to a family gathering
8. Being around children (I have an OCD issue here)
9. Spending time with an acquaintance
10. Going on a date with someone

Basically, those go from "No biggie" in my head to "No no no!" in my head. It's hard to gauge, though. Sometimes I have better/worse days than others with these things. Most of the time it's really the lead up to the situation that causes the most anxiety.
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1. Going to parties
2. Meeting my husbands friends,co workers
3. Being around my inlaws
4. Going to the doctor
5. Swimming
6. Writing in front of people ( I know weird)
7. Busy stores
8.Eating in front of people
9. Confrontation of any kind
10. Sleeping with the closet door open (lol crazy but true. I don't know why)
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:p I'm still scared of the dark. Complete darkness freaks me out.
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I am reading a book on shyness right now and one of the things it told me to do was write a list of the situations that freak me out and gradually expose myself to the easier ones first. Don't know if it works but here's mine.

1. Sharing my opinions in a big group
2. Passing people in a hallway. No idea why
3. Dance clubs
4. Playing with kids
5. Talking on the phone
6 Family reunions
7. Talking to opposite sex
8. Going to Church
9. Speeches in class
10. Job interviews
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9. Eating in public
6. Going shopping
3. Crowded places
2. Talking to people
7. Using the telephone
1. Passing strangers in the street
8. Being trapped like in hairdressers chair etc
10. The unknown or when I can't control a situation
5. Being with members of my extended family
4. Confrontation

I could go on...

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1. People
2. Speaking
3. Work
4. Failure
5. Family nagging
6. Interviews
7. Speaking on the phone
8. Being trapped
9. Eyes
10. People smiling at me
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1. Going on vacation or to amusement parks or zoos, etc. - I am able to enjoy myself at places like that. I'm still a bit anxious, but not nearly as bad as usual. I guess I am just enjoying myself and having a good time and focusing on other things instead of the nagging thoughts of being judged and ridiculed.
2. A ringing phone or doorbell.
3. Having to pick something up at the store.
4. Going to get my hair cut.
5. Having to go to the doctor and dentist and waiting in crowded waiting rooms.
6. Running into someone I know at a store and dreading the "so what are you up to now" and "you're still not married" questions.
7. Jury duty - thank goodness I haven't had to do this yet, but I'm always afraid I'm going to get one of those letters in the mail.
8. Family gatherings, weddings, funerals, etc.
9. Job interviews.
10. Public speaking.
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1.) That I'm going to die before I experience the few things in life that I have not yet experienced... Yeah, I have a list of things that I want to do before I am too old to enjoy... 40 years old, knocking on 80...
2.) Phone calls.
3.) Eating in front of others.
4.) Signing my name or having to write in front of others.
5.) Engaging in small talk with anyone.
6.) Doctors or Dentist... Doesn't matter how many people are in the waiting room.
7.) Being unemployed, and having bills that need to be paid!
8.) Being in a crowded elevator, where people are invading my "space".
9.) At the checkout, and having to count money... I can, it's just doing it in front of others... Eeek!
10.) Attractive women.... (frustrated and anxious) ......

Never send a human to do a machine's job.
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I am reading a book on shyness right now and one of the things it told me to do was write a list of the situations that freak me out and gradually expose myself to the easier ones first. Don't know if it works but here's mine.
That was the point of making these lists

People can have them as a point to work from.

Seeing what other people listed as anxious situations, makes my list grow. haha.
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1.A ringing phone

2.Entering a room where people have already sit

3.Small stores with only 1 or 2 assistants

4.Driving when another person is in the car that knows how to drive

5.A confident talkative story-telling experienced person

6.Family gathering with relatives that i haven't seen for ages

7.When i have to travel back to my country and i have to go from home to subway to bus to airport

8.Public speaking

9.Unpaid bills

10.Unexpected visits

no direction home
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1. Mean people
2. Snobby people
3. Hateful people
4. Manipulative people
5. Vindictive people

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6. Driving in traffick
7. Talking on the phone
8. Talking on forums (like this one)
9. Rollercoasters (even though they're fun)
10. Life in general
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Well my anxiety is up and down like tower bridge but my main problems at the moment r...

1. Living here (App I got told its temporary but its gone on for fkin ages!)
2. Talking to my lodgers (feel I've got to ***** foot around them and make sure I say all the right words,they always pick on EVERYTHING I do)
3. Eating in front of my lodgers (Im already panicky enough around them so you can imagine what its like eating with them)
4. Doing jobs for my lodgers (They watch me do everything and soon as I Do one thing wrong there dwn my neck....

Cant be arsed typing anymore you get the drift, my problem is where im living I want to go fkin home. Things might start chaning then...

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1. debt colletors

2. my pc breaking down

3. getting caught watching so called paid for cable tv

4. forgetting to lock the door

5. misplacing my medication

6. not washing my hands after going to the bathroom

7. running out of loo roll

8. people seeing through the slanty bits on my blinds

9. doctors surgery, its always fkn roasting

10. harry hill (his voice creeps me out)

these arent in any paticular order, it changes from day to day, for me anyway.
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1) Going to the bank

2) Going to church

3)Department of motor vehicles

4)crowded restaurants

5)waiting rooms

6)Family gatherings/parties

7)Jury duty

8)nightclubs/bars

9)Job interviews

10)public speaking
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1) Going to the gym
2) Walking down a busy street
3) Paying for things in a shop (cash OR card)
4) Phoning a family member
5) Having to make conversation with new people
6) The thought of going to college in September
7) Eating in public
8) Bumping into old friends
9) Going out pubbing/clubbing/dating
10) Being the centre of attention in a crowd of people (eg. public speaking)

I think that's more or less right...
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Old 08-05-2009  
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1) Going to work.
2) Interviews/formal meetings.
3) The thought of going on a date with the opposite sex (I've been on quite a few, but beforehand I'm as anxious as hell, although it's probably normal. When I get there I'm fine).
4) Queing up for something in a shop and having to pay for it.
5) Eating out in restaurants.
6) Entering busy shops in busy malls/shopping centres.
7) The awkwardness of having to stand and 'catch up' (talk) with somebody, and stand talking. If we're walking along together it's fine though.
8) The thought of going to any nightclubs/pubs now I'm 18 (except the one pub I go to every now and again that's reasonably quiet and I'm familiar with).
9) Going to other peoples houses that I don't know too well.
10) Examinations or any kind of assessment.
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Default Re: 10 Things that make you anxious..

1. driving alone
2. buying groceries
3. talking to sales people
4. elevators
5. talking on the phone
6. meeting with a professor
7. driving with passengers
8. making small talk
9. meeting new people
10. job interviews
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1. Walking on a busy street
2. Having to explain something in detail to someone of authority
3. Spending time with my family & family gatherings - anything to do with my family
4. Crowds
5. Busy places like airports/shopping malls/hospitals
6. Elevators
7. The dark
8. Making a phone call or answering the phone
9. Being the center of attention
10. Unexpected visitors

Also - Debt collectors, Public speaking, entering a room last - I would rather not show up, being confined anywhere, attempting to pay for something and not having enough money with a line up of customers behind me staring at me, or just anyone staring at me in general.

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1. Walking on a busy street
2. Having to explain something in detail to someone of authority
3. Spending time with my family & family gatherings - anything to do with my family
4. Crowds
5. Busy places like airports/shopping malls/hospitals
6. Elevators
7. The dark
8. Making a phone call or answering the phone
9. Being the center of attention
10. Unexpected visitors

Also - Debt collectors, Public speaking, entering a room last - I would rather not show up, being confined anywhere, attempting to pay for something and not having enough money with a line up of customers behind me staring at me, or just anyone staring at me in general.
Much of this makes me anxious too, its kind of comforting to know I'm not the only one made anxious by the dark . I find it quite difficult to sleep in pitch black and like to have the door open a bit, to let just a bit of light in. I don't like being in elevators either and use stairs whenever possible. I also in a similar way get anxious on plains. Taking off and landing especially makes me feel panicky, and whenever I remember I'm in the air at random points haha. I get panicky sometimes in busy supermarkets and stuff also. I hate queuing at the checkout for some reason, and get all flustered. I also really fear not having enough money too haha and sometimes check a few times that I have enough before queuing. I feel like this too in halls sat with other people, such as assembles when I was at school, in the silence, watching someone talk at the front. It made me nervous because I felt like it was me at the front in a way, like everyone in the hall was watching me. Public speaking is another big one for me and I dread the idea of ever being in a situation where I have to again. Answering the phone/making calls also makes me anxious, aswell as rings at the door, especially if I'm not expecting it. I haven't called anyone myslef other than my mum for ages. Really loud and rude people also can put me on edge. And also walking around at night with gangs of idiots around, and more stuff to do with people.

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1.Running out of something and having to say go to the corner shop
2.Strangers being in my flat,eg like when I had sky installed
3.Having to speak to people on the phone
4.Any prolonged situation where I have to talk to someone who I'm not comfy with
5.Being out and it being busy,or main roads with a lot of traffic
6.Bumping into someone from my past and having to try and act normal
7.Being the centre of attention
8.Unexpected visits off people
9.Having to go out if i havnt had time to prepare
10.Even the internet,I get anxious when people don't reply,even on msn I always feel I say something wrong or act weird
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