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I used to have social anxiety- my story

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So glad I joined this forum site!

So, yeah. My anxiety was so, so bad back in junior high and high school. Honestly, I had anxiety about men staring at my body as I'd walk to turn in a test or to sharpen a pencil, as I have suffered sexual trauma. I had anxiety about functioning in a job, as I'm also a survivor of emotional abuse all my life. I'm 28, and I don't have a career.

But I'm here to tell that if you're in my boat, you're not a loser. Actually, you're pretty cool. And you'll be a star like I am becoming today.

Thanks for listening.
 
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Have you gotten over the social anxiety, or reduced it so that it is not so much of a problem anymore? As you say, you "used to" have it, so it sounds like you are doing better these days. Just curious how you managed to deal with it so that it is not as bad as it used to be.
 
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Yes I have. I just feel out my feelings and am not ashamed of them. I am a creative gal who is a content creator as well as a bunch of other things. So, I am now "forced" to not have social anxiety. It's like blocked out of my mind. It's really weird. I just don't think about it anymore.
 
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So, I am now "forced" to not have social anxiety.
Hi there thank you for sharing your posts. :) I wonder what you mean by "forced". I ask because I find Social Anxiety interesting. Personally I think some might confuse it with the fall-out of Traumas gone through, but that's probably another subject...
 
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Like I've become the persona representing my stage name. fall out of traumas gone through?
 
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Like I've become the persona representing my stage name. fall out of traumas gone through?
It crosses my mind that Trauma has a deep impact on someone's sub-consious, the effects being long-term feelings of anxiousness when triggered. It's said that not everyone remembers their moments of original Trauma and as such it crosses my mind that not everyone will be aware of when they are being triggered (it's a theory, but I'm no Health Professional). If I am honest I'm not sure what you mean by becoming the persona of your stage name. Could it be that through repetition your mind thought processes are changing?
 
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to be honest, it may be hard for you to understand if you're not a music artist like me. And yes, it could be
 
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