- Jan 5, 2020
- Vancouver BC
I was at a help organization today to get free lunch. I got my plate of food and sat down at a table with 5 other woman. One of which I know. The young woman in front of me I saw was in her twenties as well. I get social anxiety and fearful when I am around people my age. I feel they will reject me and belittle and bully me. These experiences were especially intense when I was in high school ten years ago. The young woman sitting in front of me evoked fear out of me. She reminded me of how a couple girl look exactly like when I did get bullied in my adolescence. I was frozen. I ate as fast as I could and talked the best I could with my social anxiety running in my head to the girl I know at the same table. The young woman that emits anxiety out of me started talking to us as well because she overheard our conversation. I was so very nervous when she asked me for my age. I felt she was the cause of my anxiety. Any help what to do? I don't have a job right now. I don't know what to do, how to work if my coworkers are young and in their twenties and it evokes social anxiety out of me, I couldn't run away from the job if I had one. Anyone have any suggestions for me?