- Apr 3, 2020
I definitely feel "smarter" and "wiser" when I'm at home, safe, and relatively "free" from anxiety. When I'm around people I dont know, in general and especially people with authority over me, my speech becomes timid and often slightly incoherent. All too often, especially in front of my boss, it appears that my IQ goes down to a single digit and I'm just a scared little puppy for seemingly no reason. The result is resentment for the other person and twice the resentment upon myself. Does anyone else have a problem like this with social anxiety? How can I begin to repair this life-long affliction?