I find myself being really socially awkward/nervous in almost every encounter now. I didn't use to be, but the thought of being there alone talking to someone who is talking about their life which is so goddam uninteresting, or what they did at school/work or how I'm doing kills me. I now will not meet up with someone unless we're three people. Because that is the only way for me to be able to socially interact with a friend, unless it's online.
I cannot be alone with any friend but one, and even being with her is seriously difficult sometimes. I find myself lost for words, and repeat topics because I don't know what to say.
I'm 100% the person I am in games. But I don't show most of that in real. Only with extremely close friends. It doesn't really have to do with that I don't want people to like me, it's more about finding anyone who is the same as me and the ones I have found I have lost because I'm an introvert(surprsingly). Who is also weird, awkward, full of opinions and have enough courage to be that way outside the door of their home. My biggest problem is rather being alone in being weird. And the fact that the feeling it gives me when I have tried to be myself around people who are normal(aka seriously boring people) often ends up in me getting really weird stares. And just fuels the feeling of me feeling I don't fit in. I am still searching for a friend who is the same as me. Then when I started to play online I kinda realized that there was tons of people like me, they just tend to be the same way as me also, they stay online xD
I definitely think I need to get more out there, and 'burst' the bubble like some call it here. But I think that's the same as when it was with my anxiety. You can tell someone it as many times as you want, but it takes time and courage before you can learn to control it or live with it, and in the end completely get rid of it.
Edited by Cube, 01 March 2013 - 06:28 PM.