People think I'm stupid
People always think I'm stupid because of my social anxiety. I don't talk a lot, and my anxiety delays my reaction time, especially since I'm not used to talking to people a lot, so if someone makes a joke or explains something slightly complicated, I take longer to process it because I'm so busy trying to deal with my anxious thoughts and then try to absorb what they just said, and then on TOP of that think how to react, because that's the hardest part, saying something back! But I'm not stupid, I did really well on my SATs and was in mostly AP and Honors classes in high school. I just perform much better when I'm not under social pressure. People who don't understand of have SA don't get that, and they just think I'm a dumb girl. I'll admit, I should read more in general besides books about spirituality/chakras/ect., I don't have a deep understanding of politics/sports/economics (which fills the stereotype of "dumb girl"), and a lot of the times I find myself not knowing certain famous people or news events...but I'm a pretty good writer and speller, I have a decent vocabulary, I'm great at math and science, and I always catch onto jokes when I'm watching TV shows that a lot of my friends don't even get.