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I get anxiety sometimes while im typing like i think sometimes to myself if what im saying is really making sense? or should i even say this? or im definetly going to look stupid to everyone if i post this. but i was wondering if anyone else every gets anxiety posting or leaving messages on other peoples pages?
 

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Same here. Its usually after i have posted something though.

Its like i think that people will dislike my feelings about social anxiety.

I want to help, and be helped. Hopefully we can all post without fear.
 

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To be honest I hadn't thought about it until now *yikes* (j/k). I was anxious in the chat room the one time I chatted (just joined last week), but everyone was very nice and welcoming.
 

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yeah like after i posted i was saying to myself like its so stupid that i just posted that...everyones going to think im crazy
 

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Yeah I get mild anxiety. When i first joined last month, it was quite bad, feeling as if people could see me right thru the computer. :um But I'm over that now. I believe people misunderstand a lot of what I say in general, so I am pretty picky about how i word things. (shouldn't be tho-I mean I'm trying not to give a crap) :D
 

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yeah, i get 'poster's remorse' constantly.

i usually end up editing or deleting 80% of what i post for fear of sounding weird/lame/nonsensical/etc...
 

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I do kinda edit what I write. But I'm over caring what people think about me on-line. If people on here judge me, **** it; it's their problem not mine, I am who I am. (Now if I could just get that way with people face-to-face).
 

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quite often, yeah. especially when i'm in a low mood and tired.
i worry i dont make sense half the time anyway, let alone how much (or how little) i make when i'm not even sure myself.
i try to keep editing to a minimum, but i often take ages to type what i'm saying, thinking about if it makes sense, if it's on topic, if anyone cares what i say, all that crap really.
also get worried afterwards, especially with visitor posts and such, that the person i wrote to now hates me and probably isnt going to talk to me anymore.
took a little while to settle down when i first signed up, too. felt like i was moving into a new town, where everyone knew each other, and i was that weirdo that moved in. but i'm rather comfy ish now tho. the anxiety does kick in once in a while, but i just think, "we all have it, i'm sure it wont be that bad" or summat like that :yawn
 

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Oh yeah for sure. I've attempted befriending people on this site before and its hard because my SA says: 'You're not worth their time and so if they don't reply it's for a good reason.'

Other times, I dunno, I guess I just don't come across as genuine as I would like? Without sounding too much like a jerk, it always feels like I'm the one asking others for a time to chat etc. Nobody ever asks me :(
 

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Definitely. I've been holding back on responses because I feel like I'm not making any sense and when I do successfully get something through, I'm usually thinking about deleting or editing the post. Even right now as I'm typing this.
 

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No forum anxiety here. I can talk for ever when I'm online but in real life I dont say a thing.
 

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Yep. Most posts (anxiety usually in the form of me thinking that I come across as a jerk, even when all I am trying to do is help people), although as with anything it gets easier (less anxiety) with time.
 

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I do, but it's a lot less since I've been posting more. When I first joined message boards the anxiety level was pretty high. I couldn't even think straight because I felt like what I had to say wasn't really adding to anything [which is how I feel with just about everything I say]. But here, I feel a little more at ease to post.
 

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I started a group Post deleters anon but what's the point? are we going to rewrite the stuff out we deleted? don't think sooooooo. DuH.
 

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I only worry that something I say may have a negitive effect on someone.
Not knowing how careful I have to be with my responces to people.
So just stay safe and try to be supper dooper nice.

Even though I am nice :p I just don't want to inadvertently hurt anyone here.
 

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Oh yes, definitely. Especially in the chat room, sometimes I panic and just leave without saying anything. I feel bad for doing that, but I feel like nobody notices anyway...blah >.>

I always worry that I'll accidentally say something that makes someone sad or angry with me. I try my best to watch what I say, but I still worry that I'll unintentionally upset someone. If I feel like I have, I get off the computer entirely and go hide. :s
 

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I edit my posts & will delete the outright if I feel the wording isn't right but that doesn't usually make me anxious. The only time I've felt anxious here is when I first joined & the few times I entered the chat rooms. I felt the physical symptom of heart racing then. Now I just chat with people from here on msn as it doesn't bother me for some reason
 
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