does anyone else think that social anxiety is made so much worse because no one understands it? like even if you try to tell a friend, they can try to support you but in the end they really will never know how it is for you?
it makes it so frustrating. i almost feel like if you have another condition, like if you have a disability or some other health-related condition, people are more understanding. i by no means want, or think that others with social anxiety want pity, but i do think that having people that can feel for you and have an understanding of where you are coming from would help a lot. i'm not trying to compare people with other disabilities with this condition, i just didn't know how else to get my point out.
i guess i can understand that sometimes people act out of ignorance because they really don't get it and being around people like me sets them on edge, but some acts are just unforgivable..i remember during freshman year i was on fieldtrip with my english class. we were all standing in a circle and i was by myself and i remember her saying very loudly "wow, how does it feel to have absolutely no friends. must suck, hah? freak."
that to me, is plain ignorance. she represents the type of people that will just never understand and that to me hurts worst of all.
anyone else feel the same? i know i shouldn't worry about other people, but when it's everyone in my life it get's a little rough.