Fearing People.

I hope everyone is doing OK.

Something I struggle with a lot in life is being social. Talking to people is hard for me to do, I fear what they are going to think about me. I fear about making a fool of myself. No matter how hard I try I can’t seem to get past the fear.

I know that my fear stints from past experiences with people, I know not everyone is the same, but I, unfortunately, have only been met with bad in most cases.

My fear stints so far as I’m even finding it hard to be on social media, I love doing my blog and so passionate about what I do, but I struggle to connect with others. As much as I love reading others blogs I just can’t push myself to comment, sometimes I may be able to make a small comment after fighting with myself one hundred times to get it out, but I try to just like so people see I do care.

It’s hard living in fear of people, it’s also very lonely. I have worked to try and combat my fears, but as quickly as I open my door the quicker is closers. This fear is not one I would wish upon my worse enemy.

10 Replies to “Fearing People.”

  1. You have so much to give. Step out with courage. There are more people out here who are your supporters than there are those who would add to your anxiety. Thank you for sharing your fears. Hopefully, expressing them will be a big step toward alleviating them. <3

  2. Jen, I am sorry that it’s so difficult to push past the fear… as a therapist I often tell my clients with social phobias that the only way they are going to reduce the anxiety is to face the fear a little at a time… it’s Never going to be easy but they do find that the more baby steps they take & allow themselves to be in discomfort the easier it gets… I hope you can find the courage to just say hello regardless of the outcome “fear regret more than you fear rejection “
    We never know the other side & maybe instead of the light at the end of the tunnel being an oncoming train it’s actually someone bringing us a flashlight !!

    1. Thank you, my therapist says the same. It’s one thing I haven’t been able to get past. I can manage to say hello and talk to someone then I just shut up shop as fast as I say hello no matter how hard I try. Maybe one day it will get easier. Thanks again for your reply ❤️

  3. I feel the same and know how foolish it is to live this way. The only way to deal with fear is to accept it and face it. Of course that will seem impossible but running from our fear doesn’t make it go away.

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