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What caused your SA?

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Now that I look back I am pretty sure I was born with it.
 

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For myself I would give a large percentage to born with it and I would probably give some to upbringing as well..
 

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I'd have to say D - all of the above
 

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I think mostly it was a tramatic childhood without anyone I could talk to/trust with a genetic predisposition for it.
 

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A lack of experience socialising as a child is the main cause for me. Overprotective parents and few school friends meant I spent most of my time at home.
 

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All of the above for me.
 

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It was a combination of factors - I was bullied as a child and it continued through college. I think what made it full blown SA was trying to be open with friends and them judging and rejecting me. I was almost kicked out of a church due to my SA and derealization and nobody believed me. It also happened at work.
 

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For me, it was lack of social interaction. I didn't realize this until relatively recently, but I really didn't get much exposure to people my age at all until kindergarten. The problems were exacerbated in high school/college...most of the time I was in technical classes, women were rare, so I'm even further behind with this very important part of life :|

For nearly all of my life, I've been several years behind other people my age in social development. This lead to a fear that I would say the wrong thing--which I often did, and still do--making me very shy and introverted.

These days I'm in a fearless panic... I know I'm going to continue screwing things up, but I gotta keep charging forward if I want to get out of this mess. There's no other way.

-Ryan
 
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