- do you have SA when on the phone, be it with strangers, friends and family alike? I do, with all of the above, just not with my mom and my husband.
I actually find talking on the phone more difficult than talking in person, because on the phone I can't see their facial expressions if I think I said something stupid or something.
- do you have SA when you're just one-on-one in person, be it with a friend, family or strangers or just within a group? I have it even one-on-one with all the above, but like above just not with my mom and my husband. Sadly enough I just concluded I even have it when one-on-one with my 3 year old son
I have anxiety talking to everyone except my mother and sister. Even my father.
- and this is related to the above question but do you have it with friends too or just with acquaintances or strangers or people you're trying to impress? Unfortunately I have it with everyone but like with the above answers, just not with my mom and my husband.
I only have one close friend that I am comfortable talking with , but even with her I feel anxious sometimes.
- do others know you have SA? I've managed to hide it so well my whole life that no one knew, not even my brother and parents. I'll go so far as to say that one of my co-workers who I've shared this with believes that I don't even have it as badly as I say I do due to the fact that I function "normally" in society and can do all the social things I do, even after telling him how it affects me when I'm doing them.
Everyone in my family knows for sure and I'm pretty sure everyone else knows too. Its quite obvious that I am shy, but I don't think anyone knows the term social anxiety. Sometimes I feel like even strangers know.