DarkmanX. Glad we agree.
But this actually this is a problem because: since I don't really feel the anxiety problem in my regular daily interactions with strangers, or with people that cannot spot my issues, it tends to make me forget I have an issue to begin with!
And then BAM, all of a sudden, you are in contact with those people causing the issue, and you're right back 100% in the heart of the problem.
So working up the courage and willpower it takes to fix the problem by going to see a "doctor", becomes difficult when you fall back in your safe routine, pretty much pretending everything is ok; because it actually is at that point!
See right now, I am posting because I was exposed to it the other day.
A friend introduced me to his girlfriend. And she was the type that I saw is sharp and could read my discomfort.
So a few days later we meet again with my friend and her, and BAM, it got even worse. Because I thought our first introduction was already bad, so that second one felt even worse because I kept thinking that she was starting to get a pretty good grasp on how uncomfortable I really am...
And now we're more than a week after this event. I am back in my regular routine and already starting to "forget" it was such a big deal. So I guess I learned to ignore the issue to feel better. But every now and then, I am reminded that the issue is still here, stronger than ever!!!!