i don't understand whether your comment was addressed at high energy introvert or at adventuresofanerd and i have no idea where you're going with it. are you trying to argue that social anxiety isn't a real thing with certain symptoms that affect people all the time?
my comment was prompted by adventuresofanerd, and my primary point was that a lot of people feel a bit anxious in social situations and should not confuse “i felt really awkward when i talked to the cashier at the grocery store, i must have social anxiety” with actual social anxiety, which is a severe and very real issue. sorry i did not make that more clear!
edit: meaning like, the kind of social anxiety that is a chronic issue and often results in panic attacks with overwhelming psychological stress. Definitely not the same as being shy or fidgety around people.
Things people with Social Anxiety do
•go to the bathroom to escape
•feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch
•dwell on a small awkward moment for much longer than necessary
•never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable
•follow said person way too much
•worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious
•faking an illness to get out of a social event
•Dont buy something necessary because the cashier is intimidating.
This is everyone.
Turns out social interaction is actually hard for many people. Being a bit awkward with new people is not social anxiety, nor is being concerned with how people perceive you, needing alone time, or getting clingy with friends. It’s not uncommon to fidget or check your phone. Because most people trip over their words when reciting niceties to strangers, and wince after they respond “You, too” to the theatre worker who says to enjoy the show. Stop romanticizing this attitude that it’s quirky and cool to be bad at social interaction. We’re all clumsy talkers sometimes, and there’s no superiority to be found in identifying as an extrovert or an introvert.
You’re super cool! I dig your chill tumblr rants, and I smile a lot every time I hear you’ve been experimenting with art. I am pretty sure your location is basically a different planet, though, compared to here. Best of luck on that project you were consulting me on, if that is still a thing stewing in your creative juices.
They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning, No one you see, is smarter than he, And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder, Flying there…
I know someone who can make dolphin sounds on a water bottle.
hey guys guess what i learned to do with my water bottle
Man you are so cool and smart and make far more clever jokes than I. I wish you success and +1 competancy bonuses in all that you do, but not so much success that it swallows you like the void and you are never seen from again for being so busy from your success, because I would miss you and stuff. Also your use of reaction images has been nominated for an award.
Props for sending me archaic letters instead of a number! You’re an awesome person with an awesome blog and I am proud to call you a Tumblrbuddy. You are very kind and creative, and I wish you well in school and all of your endeavors. DFTBA.
Yep! Usually Rhyperior shoots out rocks from its hands. I suspect when it loads, it occasionally scoops up a Geodude and BLASTS GEODUDES AT ITS FOES
In complete honesty, I saw that “Yep!” and my mind instantly imagined you dressed like Steve Irwin telling us all about a Rhyperior you are watching in the field as you film your twenty documentary about Pokemon.
how else do you think I know all this stuff about Pokemon?
Your taste in beer is terrible, but at least you can (probably) make a good cup of coffee. Your blog is fun and I am glad of our long-standing status of Tumblrbuddies. (:
[YOU HAVE BEEN GRACED WITH POWER OF CREATION IN THIS WORLD OF FANTASY AND MAGIC, BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS. WHAT WILL YOUR CHARACTER BE?]
Human Male, Warrior
[ARE YOU SERIOUS?]
[YOU BORING PIECE OF SHIT]
Cause everybody should play Dragonborn Asimar Cleric/Bards or mutant multiarmed Githyanki or dive into the deepest darkest sourcebook for a prestige class that has five levels and is useful exactly three times in a whole campaign.
or you could just play like, a goblin bard or something
Mutuals send me a number and I’ll make a post talking about you