View Full Version : Is it social anxiety


casper
09-10-16, 11:04 PM
We had a neighborhood party this weekend. I don't know the neighbors well at all. We have only been here a year or so.

I am very uncomfortable around the neighbors. Unless my hubby is there or the dog Iam a scardy cat. If my husband walks off to talk to other people I follow him, because I don't want to be alone.

I will never go just introduce myself on my own

aeon
09-10-16, 11:32 PM
Could be, but that is also very normative human behavior for a female in a mated couple across many cultures.

So no need to slap a label on it or make it something more than it is.

Most human beings, male and female, are not comfortable around people, neighbors or otherwise, they do not know well at all.

So in the end, I would vote to say no, it is not, not at least without additional information.

You’re you, and that is more than OK. :)


Cheers,
Ian

stef
09-11-16, 02:28 AM
I dont like those party situations where you stand around and talk in groups, at all,
unless there are so many people you can easily wander around the room
or get away for a bir, if it gets overwhelming.

casper
09-11-16, 09:13 AM
I just have a very difficult time making small talk with people I don't know.

I am the younger one on the block, no kids yet and I am very very self concious as it is. The party does not help matters.

I turn red when embarrassed, which I know others do too. I want to be social and friendly, but it's so hard