In my case, I have Asperger but I will try to answere nonetheless...
Are you Socially Anxious or Socially Awkward?
Socially awkward. As I am possibly naturally "different" from the norm, without looking out of the norm. It's the interactions and .. I just don't get along with a lot of people. The awkwardness creates anxiety, but that is another story. There's some fear, as I tend to avoid people I do not need to interact with.
When you say you are Socially Anxious what do you mean by that?
Stressed of being around people or having to interact with them and dealing with their reactions (varying from very nice to RUDE).
When you say you are Socially Awkward what do you mean by that?
One guy did a "gay" test on me. He was staring and he said he could spot gay people.... and his "results" was that I was rather socially awkward. lol
The one thing is that OTHERS will make you feel if you are being awkward. One of the reasons why I avoid useless interactions is because people are rude and selfish. Most "friends" weren't so I prefer my alone time, although my parents, each on their side, have positive input in my life.
Are you a combination of the two? If so What do you mean by that? As I said earlier, I think, for me personally, the awkwardness fuels the anxiety, but there's a bit of anxiety too. Mostly awkward though.
Can you give me an example of something that happens to you because your Socially Anxious?
Panic attack once in college in a round table "presentation". I felt low and pressured and was not so well prepared.
Debating whether I should go somewhere, just like a store I never went too, Don't know how I'll be treated and I might feel "forced" to buy something.
I don't try to date anyone or make friends. I don't trust others. My basic needs are met and that's good for me. Had to tone down expectations for myself and life in general. One day at a time. I also like to wear "psychological" blinders. Not looking what's going on around, not hearing around, just look up straight and do my things and only deal with the people in my eyesight.
I tried to connect with others, be nice, make friends, help others... but a lot of humans are dishonest, so I switched my lifestyle and so far, it works!
Can you give me an example of something that happens to you because your Socially Awkward?
Just trying to be nice with people. In 2020, respect is an endangered species. I agree that, so far, this place (SAS) is one of the safest online.
Gone are the social media like Fakebook, Extragram and all that showing off competition going on in there. It used to be for people, now it's mostly for businesses or for selfies etc, YouTube slowing becoming CorpTube. Ok, just that opinion is "awkward". I'm supposed to be proud that *******s can pretend they are great people online. A bit of charisma, on a selfie, to put a balm over all the crap that goes on behind closed doors. The guy who owns a luxury vehicle by stealing people on a daily basis.. and people liking that kind of stuff on Fakebook.... who are the clowns me or these... anyway.. ugh!
I'm awkward because I'm honest, I don't take no **** no more and I don't care. I don't mind being awkward so much. I just am. If you're not happy with that, leave me alone or look away. Social distancing kinda helps with that. lol
Hope it goes well for you!