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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.
 
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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.
 
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