• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

Do you have a social mask?

unseen

unseen

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 18, 2021
Messages
117
Location
Northren Ireland
I find sometimes in situations where I have to socialize( which at the moment are minimal) I can pull off appearing normal, relaxed, smile and even make some small talk. This is despite the fact on the inside I am probably feeling very anxious and uncomfortable and just want to escape the situation.

A drawback I find with this is that it produces this constant dread that people will see past the mask and see what I am really like as a person. It is probably part of the reason why when people like or show interest in me and want to get to know me better or vice versa, I tend to become avoidant and don't let relationships develop.

Anyways I was just wondering is there anyone else dealing with something similar and do you wear a social mask in certain situations.
 
P

Purpleplum

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
2,027
Location
nowhere
Of course...because they really want to see that mask because they can't deal with problems.

Pack animals hide their pain from the other animals in their group because if they showed it, they'd be abandoned by the pack. Same with humans.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Henryk34 Looking for someone to message with about my social anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 24
R what is a social anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 7
A aav72's Social Anxiety poems #5 - "my opinion vs your opinion" Social Anxiety Forum 0
jamesj Anyone with Social anxiety and Avoidant personality disorder? Social Anxiety Forum 11
A aav72's Social Anxiety poems #4 - "a time to forgive" Social Anxiety Forum 0
A aav72's Social Anxiety poems #3 - i beg your pardon, miss "T" Social Anxiety Forum 2
W Social anxiety leads to general anxiety leads to depression Social Anxiety Forum 1
Sammyjames97 Tips for people with social anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 7
M work..and social anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 2
OCDguy Social Confidence free masterclasses Social Anxiety Forum 2
A aav72's Social Anxiety poems #2 - "pariah to you" Social Anxiety Forum 2
A aav72's Social Anxiety poems #1 - "i didn't ask you" Social Anxiety Forum 3
S I Want to Overcome my Social Anxiety but Can’t.... Social Anxiety Forum 8
OCDguy Addressing the fears of Social Anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 1
N Social anxiety institute why aren’t more people talking about this. Social Anxiety Forum 20
D Made a video on best ways I've learned to defeat social anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 2
Sam1305 Do i even have social anxiety ? Social Anxiety Forum 12
D social phobia combined with extreme shyness Social Anxiety Forum 23
W Overcoming GAD & Social Anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 4
OCDguy Beating Social Anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 12
T Anybody have advice on how to overcome social anxiety??? Social Anxiety Forum 5
T Social anxiety is crippling Social Anxiety Forum 10
L Social anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 8
U Social anxiety and accommodation Social Anxiety Forum 4
A How can I help my friend overcome his social anxiety? Social Anxiety Forum 7
KyussEatsTheSun Social Anxiety - Overcoming Phobias Concept Social Anxiety Forum 4
jajingna Recognizing social anxiety in other people Social Anxiety Forum 8
B Is social anxiety ever really gone? Social Anxiety Forum 45
Talina social anxiety and low self-esteem, I’m slowly getting tired of it Social Anxiety Forum 16
B My social anxiety revelation Social Anxiety Forum 2
O I think I might have social anxiety and/or depression. Social Anxiety Forum 7
A Social anxiety and depression Social Anxiety Forum 1
B Bad social skills Social Anxiety Forum 3
D I can’t eat in my own house because of social anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 6
D Social anxiety controls my life and it makes me so depressed. Social Anxiety Forum 13
UpnDwn1978 Social anxiety at work Social Anxiety Forum 10
D Is it bad for me to obsess over improving how I sound and how I act in social situations or do I need to stop overthinking so much? Social Anxiety Forum 9
A Social anxiety heavily crippled my life and still do. Social Anxiety Forum 10
S Social anxiety is running my life Social Anxiety Forum 8
JustinS1998 Question About Social Interaction Social Anxiety Forum 29
OCDguy Causes of Social Anxiety Social Anxiety Forum 5
L Gaming with social anxiety sucks when it comes to talking on mic Social Anxiety Forum 10
I Suffering from social anxiety, depression and extremely lonely, please help Social Anxiety Forum 9
Sarah902 Wearing a mask helps Social Anxiety Forum 9

Similar threads

Top