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Anyone Else Have Internet Social Anxiety?


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#1 Impulse_Control

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 03:14 AM

I think a lot of people are anxious in person but are great with online friendships. But I’m the other way around, mostly. I’m pretty shy and awkward in person but I am so much more shy if someone messages or texts me. I’m such an introvert I wish I knew how to deal with talking to people online.
Posts are different because they’re kinda just hanging there for you to choose whether you want to respond. Messages are like “oh god what do I say?”

Anyone else relate?
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#2 Kijaha2

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 03:22 AM

100% lmao  

 

In person maybe I can be a little shy or quiet but overall I think I'm friendlier than the average person and I've always been great at making friends. On the internet, I agonize over every word and it can take me actual hours to just like write a text sometimes. I'm in college and having to communicate with classmates/professors for online has been exhausting  :lol:


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Posted 18 July 2020 - 03:23 AM

same fucking issue. it's my biggest issue with myself.

people are 50/50 understanding. some get that i have social anxiety, but then the rest cant understand how it carries over to online interactions. i dont fucking know why it does but it does. i will see my inboxes say +1 and start having panic attacks over all the bad things a message could say. i have had an onlyfans page for 2 years and not ever ONCE OPENED THE INBOX, in case someone is complaining.

i like people, theyre okay. just genuinely cant interact, ever, nada.


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Posted 18 July 2020 - 03:27 AM

saaame. I guess for me tho, I just lower my expectations irl cause I’m so shy and awkward, but I don’t do well at talking to people online but I expect more because it’s like... I have more time to think about my responses so I feel like they should be better? I don’t know, that’s just me lol.
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Posted 18 July 2020 - 04:14 AM

100% lmao  
 
In person maybe I can be a little shy or quiet but overall I think I'm friendlier than the average person and I've always been great at making friends. On the internet, I agonize over every word and it can take me actual hours to just like write a text sometimes.


Thank you this is EXACTLY what I’m talking about.

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#6 Impulse_Control

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 04:15 AM

saaame. I guess for me tho, I just lower my expectations irl cause I’m so shy and awkward, but I don’t do well at talking to people online but I expect more because it’s like... I have more time to think about my responses so I feel like they should be better? I don’t know, that’s just me lol.


I feel this.

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 12:44 PM

Not having tone or body language to go off of is intimidating.
I feel like it’s easy to sound too serious, creepy or patronizing.
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Posted 20 July 2020 - 08:17 PM

especially in a community like mpa, where i feel like you have something to prove.


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 08:19 PM

Lol yes 100%, maybe because there’s more time to overthink what you’re saying
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Posted 21 July 2020 - 12:09 PM

I have social anxiety both off and online but I feel like it's worse online because the things I write and share are more permanent. In person if I say something stupid the other person can forget it over time but online there's like an actual record of it. 


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 12:19 PM

The Internet is much more cruel in many ways... Just as I am ashamed and afraid to leave home, so I am afraid to share... I don't even go to social networks anymore...


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 12:23 PM




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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:09 PM

I will write out an entire paragraph on a subject in a forum and delete it right after because I'm too nervous to post it.


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 02:58 AM

Me! I like it here because it feels lower pressure than social media connected to my name. But even this is difficult to type tbh
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Posted 05 August 2020 - 09:59 PM

I have social anxiety both off and online but I feel like it's worse online because the things I write and share are more permanent. In person if I say something stupid the other person can forget it over time but online there's like an actual record of it. 

 

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 10:02 PM

this

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#17 TrashPig

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 10:50 AM

I used to love social media. Then Roni happened and its messed my extroverted ass up to the point I struggle to reply to friends over FB messaged anymore.

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 02:53 AM

I feel this sooo much. I don't really respond to any DMs on any form of social media, I'm an awkward mess, and the people who's messages I ignore probably think I'm a bitch


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Posted 11 August 2020 - 07:42 PM

YES oh my god I hate texting/online convos so much and I’m glad someone said it


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