Frequently even when I feel relatively comfortable in a social situation, I don't talk. In my case it's because I just have nothing to contribute that I feel anyone would appreciate or be interested in (or I literally have nothing to say about a situation because I've never had any experience with it).
I don't think it's selective mutism or whatever in my case, since I could
speak, if I had something to say. There ARE situations where I'm literally too anxious to speak, but in situations where I'm not particularly anxious, I could
, I just don't. :/ And since it doesn't necessarily come with anxiety, I don't see it as a "disorder," it's just...not having anything to say, or not wanting to say anything.
It's like I freeze and turn into a statue and don't say a word.
I realize you're talking about situations where you don't
feel anxious, but that there sounds like anxiety. Why else would you freeze? :/ Plus, you don't need all the physical symptoms like shaking, racing heart, sweating, etc. to be anxious; I don't experience physical anxiety symptoms very often, just mental/emotional ones.
If I don't reply to you, it's NOTHING PERSONAL. It's my ANXIETY.
(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)
Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."
(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )
"No canoes...no maple sugar...this place is horribly uncivilized."--Manabozho, Escape From Manitou Island