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Socially insecure

I don’t think I’m afraid of being killed anymore (my father is dead) but I am socially insecure. I’m just afraid nobody likes me. It’s partly my fault because I don’t show my real self to people. I’m very demanding in thought so that makes me the one doing the rejecting.

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I think everyone is a bit socially insecure.

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I’m socially insecure too. Lots of people are

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Hey, I’m reading a book right now on social anxiety/shyness/rejection! The author has strategies to overcome the underlying belief of not being worthy of love, and therefore fearing rejection because rejection reinforces the belief that one is somehow flawed. So far they involve being able to disagree with others, believing you are strong enough to accept rejection and realizing your own value. Interesting stuff. He does mention that everyone is socially anxious to some degree, it just varies in the degrees.

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I’m super friendly But I remember when my mental illness started to show I had no idea what to say to people. And then I started only tAlking about my problems and then later I realized nobody cares or wants to hear about problems. I don’t know I just started showing up and I would smile and say hi how ya doin and now I’m great with people. Also I noticed people feel uncomfortable when you feel uncomfortable so try to make people feel comfortable by being comfortable with yourself. I love socializing now and it got easier as time went on.

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