The worse is just unfamiliar places, with all the anxiety of getting there, worrying about where the entrance is, where you have to go in there, and who you might have to speak to. I never step foot in some places I've wanted to for years until someone else decides to and they're familiar with it. A terrible example of this is that I missed a whole module of my course because I wasn't familiar with the part of the building it was in =/
I'm moving soon and dreading having to change doctors
Oh my god, I know exactly what you mean. Before I go somewhere, I try really hard to know where everything is located first, I don't just want to go and look like a complete idiot who doesn't know where she's going. An example would be college. Whenever I sign up for a class that's located in some building I've never been to before, I get so anxious about not finding it on the first day and being late to class, entering while the professor is talking and have everyone turn towards the door to see who just walked in. It's even worse when all the seats are taken and you stand there looking foolish. AHHHH!! That never happened, but just thinking of the scenario makes me so freakin nervous. Luckily, the college website provides a map of every building so I look at it everyday a week before a new semester starts just so I'll know exactly where to go, be early, and get a seat in the back.
And ditto on the doctors. It's bad enough getting used to your previous doctors (it took me a really long time to get used to them) but then you have to see a new one and you keep thinking "they're going to judge me". Depending on what doctor it is, like if it's a dentist I keep thinking they'll go "eww, her teeth" or something. I'm also afraid of making weird throat noises when my mouth is open and they're cleaning my teeth or something. If it's a general doctor and you have to get check-ups every once in a while, I always think they're negatively judging my body in their heads or something.
public bathrooms...anyone else utterly terrified of using public bathrooms? not because of germs or anything, but because of EVERYONE ELSE IN THERE! lol. i think public bathrooms were created by a person who thought it would be fun to torture people...and i am really tall so if i am not careful, in most bathrooms i can see over the walls of the stall and see other people...lol. i never look! i am not a pervert. lol. i imagine it makes everyone else uncomfortable as well, to have my head sticking out of the stall, but i think it makes me feel worse than anyone else. lol
Oh jesus. I despise public bathrooms when there's people in it. I always try to find the least populated bathroom in college, and I know which one it is now, I always go into that one and it feels so good knowing that no one is there most of the time (other than myself). I don't hate them for the same reason as you, but I hate it because when I'm done doing my business in the stall, I ABSOLUTELY HATE walking out and washing my hands in front of people because of all those mirrors I have to face that are placed above the sink......I HATE seeing my own reflection when there's people around.
I hate being in an elevator thats full of people. I can't stand standing close to strangers.
Same. I hate when people are too close to me. It's like they can see every detail of me, up close and personal.
Crowded subway train, crowded narrow corridor. Eating in front of others.
How people eat sandwiches on a crowded train without a care in the world is absolutely beyond my comprehension.
I really really really really dread public transport. I sit there all robotic, I honestly don't know how people could do things such as eating, reading, talking to others, talking on the phone, etc. Thank god I have a car.
I also want to mention restaurants, I'm always too nervous to order anything by myself. How pathetic.