Social Anxiety: 20 Signs That You’re Socially Awkward

I thought I’d drop this in Social Anxiety because there’s a link. Anyways…

Socially Awkward people show signs. Here are 20:

  1. Your idea of an epic Saturday night is a night inside surfing the internet or reading… stuff…
  2. You go to great lengths to avoid answering the house phone. This includes bothering someone in the shower.                        Avoiding Phone Calls
  3. When you enter a room full of people you’re not so familiar with, you constantly ask the earth (in your mind, of course) to open up and swallow you
  4. You tell jokes you think are absolutely hilarious, but no one laughs.                                                                                  
  5. You quickly change the subject when someone asks you ‘What did you do this weekend?’
  6. You avoid eye contact.
  7. You’ve read WataMote and felt like you and Tomoko are twins.
  8. You get excited/ feel proud of yourself when you have a natural conversation with a stranger.
  9. Your phone has lost it’s purpose.                                                                                                            new cellphone? $200 alarm clock | Forever Alone
  10. You plan conversations in your head and never say them in real life.
  11. You believe you emit some kind of pheromone that makes people avoid you.
  12. You wonder what’s the difference between you and Sheldon Cooper. (We’re both smart and have close to zero social skills yet he has a freaking GIRLFRIEND! What’s so desirable about him???) I’m joking Sheldon. You know I love ya 🙂 
  13. You ask your parents for a new phone and they say, ‘Why? Who’re you going to call?’
  14. You don’t spend a lot of time on Facebook because you’re worried a doomed message will pop up saying ‘Hi!’                                                           
  15. Someone says hi to you and rather than saying hi back, you let out a nervous squeak and fast walk away.
  16. You see someone you know on the bus and try and hide around the corner.
  17. When your friend talks to someone you don’t know, you stand still and don’t utter a word, reassuring yourself that it’ll all be over soon.
  18. People tell you interesting  and crazy stories of their own life, you tell them interesting and crazy stories from a book you read (or in my case, manga)
  19. You are reading this post. 😉
  20. You’ve typed in google or whatever something along the lines of: ‘How to be more social’, ‘Am I socially awkward’, ‘Why is it I can’t socialise’, ‘Is it possible that I have social anxiety’, ‘How to stop being shy’ or ‘Avoidant Personality Disorder‘.

Thank you for reading this list. If you think you are socially awkward- welcome to the club- you’re not alone.

Let’s be awkward together, ne? 😉

~EpicCupcake signing out.

Social Anxiety: NO, I can’t just talk…

Being the shy little peanut I am, I find it hard to socialise (would rather spend the day with some lovely yaoi). When I’m around new people, I find it even harder.

Let me give you an example:

At a friends party, she invited loads of her friends and I knew none of them (okay, I had met a few of them before) so it was really hard. So chilled downstairs while her friends were talking upstairs (there were about a million of them…) My friend Grace was also with me and she’s like some kind of social machine. She was chillin upstairs with the rest of them even though she had never met them before in her life. When I told her that I was bored she told me something like:

“Come upstairs!”

and I said:

“But I’m shy…”

But I still followed her. By the time I got there, there were so many of them that I felt like I was about to drown in an ocean of anxiety (poor simile? sue me…) so I kept my mouth shut and kept to myself. When I looked at Grace with pleading eyes, she told me.

“You should just talk.”

I was too nervous to speak in that situation, but I probably would’ve said something like this:

So I settled for this:

That’s the problem with people who don’t understand, but oh well- Grace doesn’t get a lot of things. I’m used to it.

~EpicCupcake signing out.