Does anybody out there have a phobia or a 'dislike' of people laughing and joking with each other ? being amongst it is sometimes unavoidable and is horrible for me
+1Yes. I can be slow with jokes and don't always get if they're serious or not until I know the person better. I also hate when they expect me to laugh. I can do it a little, but I can never crack up unless I'm relaxed and I hate feeling like I have to force a laugh. When I'm really nervous I can barely smile. People bantering and teasing each other around me makes me anxious because it's fast paced and I feel pressure to say something smart alecy back which I can't do. It's a significant part of my SA.