"Oh God, here they come-act green."
"No, I don't need an alarm clock - anxiety is my alarm clock."
"I don't like large groups. I can never remember what our plural is."
Tags:group, groups, social situation, social situations, plural, plurals, meese, moose, mooses, plural, plurals, anxious, anxiety, introvert, introverts, introverted, anxious, anxieties, social anxiety, awkward, awkwardness, language, words, word, elk, elks, remembered, remember, remembering, memory, pressure, social pressure
"How do I look? Is my bow tie straight? Am I having a good time yet?"
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, insecure, insecurities, insecurity, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anxious, anxiety, social anxiety, introvert, introverts, introverted, anti-social, couple, couples, marriage, marriages, married life, dating, relationship, relationships, relationship problems, relationship issues, making a good impression
Tags:social crutch, social crutches, pirate, pirates, captain, captains, bar, bars, pub, pubs, drink, drinks, drinking, social, sociable, social anxiety, anxious, self conscious, problem, problems, obstacles, social awkwardness, awkward, weirdo, weirdos, weird, knife, knives, concerning, threatening
"They were, sitting around the dinner table, knocking off a bottle of Côtes-du-Rhône and blathering about the Middle East – you've never heard such shallow, simplistic reasoning in your life – and one of them turns to me and says, "And what do you think, Barney? What do you think we should do?' and all I could come up with was 'Woof'. I felt like such an ass."
Tags:dog, dogs, dog owner, dog owners, dog lover, dog lovers, labrador, labradors, dinner party, dinner parties, dinner conversation, dinner converstations, drunken conversations, drunk conversations, middle east crisis, middle east peace process, talking dog, talking dogs, woof, pretentious, pretentiousness, regret, shame, embarrassment, social anxiety
That party went well.
Tags:party, parties, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, worry, worries, anxious, anxiety, anxieties, introvert, introverts, introversion, awkward, awkwardness, socially awkward, social awkwardness, comment, comments, overheard, overhear, overhears, overhearing, stupid, shy, timid, judge, judges, judgement, judgements, judgmental, judgemental, subway, subways, train, trains, overthink, overthinks, overthinking, social anxiety, social anxieties, socially anxious
Coming Soon: The G.P.S. for Conversations
Tags:conversation, conversations, conversational, conversational skills, talk, talking, introvert, introverted, introverts, introversion, shy, shyness, shyly, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, social, socialise, socialising, socialised, social skills, social anxiety, socially anxious, tech, technology, technological, gadget, gadgets, gps, g p s, g.p.s, direction, steer, steering, instruction, instructed, instructing
"Sorry about the mask. I'm always afraid my fame will overwhelm people."
Tags:date, dates, dating, blind date, first date, cocktail party, cocktail parties, vanity, vain, ego, big ego, egomaniac, egocentric, egotistical, egotistic, arrogant, arrogance, men, famous, full of yourself, conceited, pretentious, meeting people, social anxiety, social anxieties, socially awkward, oddball, weird, weirdo, mask, masked
Another way to keep an empty seat beside you on the train.
Tags:transport, transportation, public transit, public transport, public transportation, shirt, shirts, graphic shirts, t-shirt, graphic t-shirts, graphic t-shirt, fashion, style, off-putting, saving seats, seat, seats, ask me, ask me about, religion, religious, religions, train, trains, subway, railway, underground, metro, empty seat, introvert, introverted, shy, awkward, social anxiety, anxiety, anxieties, unpopular, outcast, outcasts, strange, stranger, strangers
"Let's go somewhere fun and not really experience it."
Tags:travel, travelling, traveling, reluctant traveller, reluctant travellers, reluctant traveler, reluctant travelers, homebody, homebodies, introvert, introverts, social anxiety, going out, experience, experiences, experiencing, fun, bored, boredom, dull, stable, stability, unadventurous, relationship, relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses
"Honey, you're doing that thing again where you stare into space and wonder how I talked you into leaving the house."
Tags:introvert, introverts, spacy, spaced, space out, spaced out, zone out, zoned out, reluctant, reluctance, reluctantly, introversion, loner, loners, staring, stare, stared, husband, husbands, wives, wife, married, marriage, married life, anxious, homebody, stay home, anxiety, social anxiety, dinner party, social, socialise, antisocial, anti social, anti-social, extrovert, opposites attract, bored, boring, boredom, bored to death
Next stop: Insecurity.
Tags:insecure, insecurity, self-conscious, self-consciousness, party, parties, partying, social event, social events, introvert, introverts, introversion, cringe, cringes, cringeworthy, worry, worries, worrying, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, anxieties, social anxiety, social anxieties, subway, subways, subway ride, subway rides, train home, trains home, social occasion, social occasions
"Don't worry, everybody will be expecting an elephant in the room."
Tags:business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, business people, elephant, elephants, whale, whales, elephant in the room, the elephant in the room, business meeting, business meetings, meeting, meetings, board meeting, board meetings, social anxiety, anxious, worried, fitting in, socialising, socializing
"You have to let other people into your life."
Tags:lonely, loneliness, isolation, isolated, social isolation, socially isolated, introvert, introversion, social anxiety, social anxiety disorders, antisocial, unsociable, relationships, inter human relationships, relationship, inter human relationship, socialising, socialise, social difficulties, social difficulties, children, childhood, childhood friends, friends, friendship, friendships, childhood friendship, childhood friendships, recess, playtime, play time, break time, play park, park, playpark, seesaw, symbiotic, symbiotic relationship, co dependence, codependency, reliance, necessity, teeter-totter, teeterboard
Black belts in the ancient art of avoidance
Tags:martial art, martial arts, karate, judo, sport, sports, black belt, black belts, ancient art, master, masters, expert, experts, pro, pros, avoid, avoidance, evasion, evade, prevent, escape, dodge, anti-social, antisocial, anxiety, anxious, nervous, nerves, social anxiety, deflect, deflection, excuse, excuses, sense, neurotic, invisible, invisibility, mental health
Millie's Gear Slips
Tags:car trip, car trips, road trip, road trips, accident, accidents, lose time, loses time, losing time, story, stories, mundane, forget, forgets, forgetting, forgetful, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, time, span of time, space of time, count the seconds, counting the seconds, anxiety, anxieties, social anxiety, social anxieties
"I'm going to have to cancel tonight. I have this fantasy life I need to work on."
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, phone conversation, phone conversations, telephone conversation, telephone conversations, cancelling, canceling, cancelling plans, canceling plans, cancel, cancel plans, fantasy, fantasy life, imaginary, imaginary life, imagination, mental health, anti-social, social anxiety, introvert, introverts, introverted, life, work on, working on
Tags:ego, egoism, self conscious, self consciousness, self-conscious, anxious, anxiety, anxiously, social anxiety, socially anxious, modern, modern life, social, social media, tech, technology, gadget, gadgets, app, apps, hard truths, hard question, hard questions, phone, phones, smart phone, smart phones, mobile, mobile phones, mobiles, cell, cells, cell phones, reflection, self reflection
"Of course I attend the meetings but I'm more of a lurker,"
Tags:office, offices, work place, work places, meeting, meetings, conference, conferences, lurk, lurks, lurked, lurking, lurker, no participation, zero participation, observer, observers, lurkers, observe, observes, observing, observed, attention, attend, attends, invisible, audience, watching, watcher, watchers, watches, shy, shyness, social anxiety, social shyness
"I always get anxious in large groups."
Now playing... everything you said at the party.
Tags:social anxiety, socially anxious, anxious, anxiety, worrier, worriers, worries, replaying, replay, ruminating, ruminate, ruminates, dwell, dwelling, dwells, replaying in your mind, relive, reliving, embarrassed, embarrassing memories, cinema, cinemas, screening, movie screening, movie screenings, projector, projectors
"I have a confession - a few weeks back I wished I wouldn't have to go in to work or go to another social event for months."
Tags:corona, coronavirus, virus, covid 19, covid-19, pandemic, pandemics, social distancing, social distance, quarantine, quarantines, quarantining, socially isolate, social isolation, social event, social events, gathering, going out, socializing, socialising, reminiscing, repenting, confession, confessing, guilt, guilty, feeling guilty, feel guilty, social interaction, interaction, interact, good old days, new normal, feel responsible, feeling responsible, wish, wishing, wish come true, social anxiety, introvert, introverts, extrovert, extroverts, ambivert, ambiverts
"Don't stare at his massive claw... Don't stare at his massive claw...