Is anxiety really just the way of us feeling other people's energies?
I am an average looking person, don't dress too crazy but even on days I look dressed down, I get these intense stares. Evenn my friends have noticed it, people stare at me just a bit longer than they should. I notice it at the strangest times. Ill be looking down the opposite way or focused on something and when I look ahead, someone is facing me with their eyes dead on me. I wouldn't even say its a type of person - it's young girls, women, older men, young guys.
Today I was out and there was two young guys and a young girl and they kept peering over at me whilst I was eating. I was with my family at the time. I tried so hard to block it out but it bothered me. Everytime I stood up, they stared and everytime I spoke, they turned their heads. This happens to me a lot. Am I imagining this?
I feel like I'm so aware of everyone's energies around me, it's so strange. Another quick example: I'm on a bus talking to my mum and this guy was sitting there watching my every word like following the words out of my mouth.
I've learnt to deal with this a lot better lately but I just want to understand why it happens. I observe others to see how others react to them - most of the time the person will give them a quick glance then look away and keep doing what there doing. With me, I honestly feel like people are looking at me so intensely. It's almost as if they are studying me.