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OfflineDreamer987
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Social Anxiety
    #4434342 - 07/21/05 06:20 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

How many of you would consider yourself anti-social?
This is abit of a problem for me.

At cederpoint ne05 gathering, i was really struggling not to act all akward.
I talked to Annie about it, and she was like:
"look your not alone here. %80 of shroomerites have some form of social anxiety, thats why they post on the shroomery. "

If so, what causes it? What helps you to overcome it?


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: Dreamer987]
    #4434365 - 07/21/05 06:23 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

The only thing thats ever worked for me is just saying 'fuck it', my awkwardness is part of what makes me unique. Just telling yourself that you are wholly capable of being interesting or interested in other people is a big help. If nothing else, a 40oz usually cures what ales me.


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: Dreamer987]
    #4434369 - 07/21/05 06:24 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I could be called a recluse.

Then again, on some days, I could be called the life of the party.

I guess it depends on who is around.


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: Dreamer987]
    #4434370 - 07/21/05 06:24 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

It's really easy for me to talk to anyone, but at the same time I'm definitely anxious about it...I have a lot of anxiety in social situations and it's just strange...I dunno, I just usually start wondering how I'm being perceived by the world around me and that makes me anxious.

At NE05 I was so fucking comfortable though..immediately.


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Re: Social Anxiety *DELETED* [Re: TurdFerguson]
    #4434451 - 07/21/05 06:38 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4434454 - 07/21/05 06:38 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

same here... i got anxiety like a mother fucker, but i can talk to people like im completely chill


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: Dreamer987]
    #4434458 - 07/21/05 06:39 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Well technically, being "anti-social" means going against society (as in robbing banks, kidnapping people, that sort of thing), but enough semantics.

I am sometimes on the quiet side...I've been known to go an entire night without saying more than a handful of sentences. I find that a nice cup of coffee, or a few beers will help.

What really helped a great deal however, has been MDMA. I've only taken it once and it left a noticable mark on my life in almost all aspects.

What causes it? That's an interesting question. I think it's just me being mildly self-conscious.

Basically, if you're happy being quiet, then hell man, be quiet and love it. But if you wish you were more talkative, then just say what comes to mind, take meds. if necessary, and enjoy yourself!


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: blink]
    #4434460 - 07/21/05 06:39 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

"alcohol"

thats wut iv been using for a good year and it worked for me:grin:

but im off it now. but it helped me get comfortable with people now so its helped me for sure


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: blink]
    #4434461 - 07/21/05 06:39 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah alcohol definately helps a lot. :smile:


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: THE KRAT BARON]
    #4434484 - 07/21/05 06:45 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

fuckin a

enough Alcohol completely erases it.


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: blink]
    #4434494 - 07/21/05 06:48 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I definately have it and I've always had it, and I've found that the thing that most affects how severe it is at any time is the people I'm around. For me its just that I'm more of an observer and thinker than a take action kind of guy. So instead of just saying whats on my mind and being able to talk to new people, I psych myself out by over thinking about what I'm gonna say, how I'm gonna say it, or what the other person will think of me. So if I do end up actually saying something it ends up coming out wrong because I've thought too much about it, or I fumble over my words because I get caught up because theres too much going on in my head.


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: thegatewaydrug]
    #4434500 - 07/21/05 06:49 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

thegatewaydrug said:

but im off it now. but it helped me get comfortable with people now so its helped me for sure



:thumbup:
im happy to see that your taking a little break.  Shows alot of strength on your part.

As for me being anti social.  Im a bit of a loaner but I find it really easy to talk to people and meet people.  Im just in this phase where im finding it hard to meet new people.  But yeah, I love talking to people but im also known to be "quite".  bah...i give up.  haha


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: Toddo]
    #4434527 - 07/21/05 06:53 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

cocaine


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: AliceDee]
    #4434580 - 07/21/05 07:07 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

AliceDee said:
cocaine




Not true at all. Regular cocaine use (daily use) is what made my anxiety worse by atleast 50 fold. Cocaine causes anxiety and paranoia. Not if you use occasionally but if you become addicted and already have underlying anxiety it will make it much worse.


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Re: Social Anxiety [Re: Dreamer987]
    #4434612 - 07/21/05 07:14 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

gradually forcing myself into more and more social
situations.

it used to be a huge problem for me in high school
and college...would get totally flush and nervous
and whatever.

doesn't happen much anymore.


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