Hey Im new here but I have had social anxiety all my life.
My names Tom . I have had social anxiety most of my life. In the past 2 years I have finally learned to cope with it. Im 21 yrs old.
Im afraid I am having a bit of a relapse lately.
Whenever I am out other random guys seem to just seem to insult me and feel threatened by me. Its really getting me down and stuck in my old ways.
For years I have had this idea that my appearance is physically flawed. I have a sort of feminine looking face, but I learned to accept my appearance and found out that people actually find me quite attractive which was amazing for me. All of these insults lately tho seem to be triggering that old self conscious kid from my youth.
Im finding it hard to just walk around on my own. people seem to just stare at me. now i know everybody thinks this but my friends are telling me that people are looking at me.
I find all of this kind of funny because I know im a social persons but it seems only in the right conditions.
sorry for the essay but I was wondering if anybody has a problem like this and if they found a way to cope.