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Old 12-16-17, 10:44 AM   #1
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Do you think my negative daydreams (where I'm harassed, sabotaged, controlled, etc.) is a manifestation of social anxiety? I know I'm quite afraid of people. I feel like they will just hold me back in life and ruin me.
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I'm not sure about that. I daydream a lot myself and for me I feel it's a distraction or an escape. I do have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Probably have some social anxiety too.
Why do you feel people will hold you back? Curious. As a woman I do have more problem with women then men. I prefer working and dealing with men myself. Don't trust women so much. Which is too bad. I think women are too competitive and jealous in general...not all. Just too many bad work situations with women. Wish we women were better to each other sometimes.
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Maybe SensualGirl. Paranoia can come with bad anxiety.

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I'm not sure about that. I daydream a lot myself and for me I feel it's a distraction or an escape. I do have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Probably have some social anxiety too.
Why do you feel people will hold you back? Curious. As a woman I do have more problem with women then men. I prefer working and dealing with men myself. Don't trust women so much. Which is too bad. I think women are too competitive and jealous in general...not all. Just too many bad work situations with women. Wish we women were better to each other sometimes.
I prefer working with men too. I find women harder to read and there always seems to be some subtext that I am supposed to pick up on. I have girl friends outside of work, but finding work friends in women is difficult for me too for the same reasons. I am getting better tho.
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I'm not sure about that. I daydream a lot myself and for me I feel it's a distraction or an escape. I do have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Probably have some social anxiety too.
Why do you feel people will hold you back? Curious. As a woman I do have more problem with women then men. I prefer working and dealing with men myself. Don't trust women so much. Which is too bad. I think women are too competitive and jealous in general...not all. Just too many bad work situations with women. Wish we women were better to each other sometimes.
I feel like people (especially many women, like you said) are envious and easily threatened by someone who they see as more "evolved," so I fear they will deliberately sabotage me or force me to conform to make themselves feel more secure.
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The woman thing I can relate too. Too much jealousy
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Yeah I've dealt with a lot of conniving, backstabbing behavior from so-called friends who were women. I only have one female friend at this point.

Sometimes I get angry at people and refuse to speak. Is that a manifestation of anxiety? Does anger mask anxiety or does anxiety mask anger?
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I haven't talked to people for years if they piss me off, I got one person at work haven't spoken to for 8 years now. I just started speaking to a few again after 8 years...I think they got the point. LOL. T here is a line with me you don't cross, my dad is like that and so is my nephew who is much like my dad. lol.

Anger and anxiety...interesting. Never thought of it that way. I think I hold in a lot of anger to keep myself out of stressful situations. I don't speak my mind or bite my tongue... I wish I could be more free that way and tell people what I really feel. hmmm..

there might be something to the anger anxiety thing.

If I stood up for myself more. IDK. Do you hold in a lot of anger too? Do you have boundaries? Most of my anxiety comes from dealing with people. I can handle very stressful situations and infact work well in stressful environments. There might be something to the anger and anxiety thing though.
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I haven't talked to people for years if they piss me off, I got one person at work haven't spoken to for 8 years now. I just started speaking to a few again after 8 years...I think they got the point. LOL. T here is a line with me you don't cross, my dad is like that and so is my nephew who is much like my dad. lol.

Anger and anxiety...interesting. Never thought of it that way. I think I hold in a lot of anger to keep myself out of stressful situations. I don't speak my mind or bite my tongue... I wish I could be more free that way and tell people what I really feel. hmmm..

there might be something to the anger anxiety thing.

If I stood up for myself more. IDK. Do you hold in a lot of anger too? Do you have boundaries? Most of my anxiety comes from dealing with people. I can handle very stressful situations and infact work well in stressful environments. There might be something to the anger and anxiety thing though.
Yes I hold in my anger. I don't express anger for some reason. I think I'm afraid to be shut down if I express anger, especially by bullies or authority figures. Yes there is a relationship between anxiety and anger, as one masks the other, though not sure which masks which.
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