The fear of crowds. Anyone else have this phobia? I fear that they talk about me and watch me
I don't fear that they talk about me or watch me but I used to have an intense fear of going into a crowd. When I went to Uni I could literally feel myself getting more terrified as I walked toward a particular part of the place - where there were always people. My anxiety was much worse back then and I think it was just a general feeling of extreme self-consciousness.
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, A poor player that strut's and fret's his hour upon the stage and is heard no more, It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. - Macbeth
The more people there are, the more afraid I am. But it's not because I think they're watching me or talking about me. It's because everybody hates people like me and the more people there are, the more likely it is that I'll wind up in a violent confrontation.