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Fear of people. - December 4th 2009, 09:16 PM

For a while now, I've been really scared of new people. I'm fine when I'm hanging out with my friends, but around people I don't know, I freak out. For some reason it's only like this with highschoolers. I'm fine with talking to college students and above, though. It's kept me from going to school, so I now take classes online. I just constantly think people are watching me, judging me, and talking about me. How do I get over this? I have to go to the local school to take the SAT tomorrow and I'm a nervous wreck.
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Re: Fear of people. - December 4th 2009, 11:31 PM

Hey, Courtney. You seem to be feeling intimidated by these new people. Sorry if it seems as though I'm stating the obvious.

You have to remember though that there are MANY other kids who go to the local school. So when you do go to take the SAT tomorrow, just remember that there are going to be too many people for others to focus on you for too long a time. There are always going to be people who notice you and make eye-contact and such. But, think about it this way, these people may be nervous, terrified of being around others too. Some people just hide their nerves really well so you are most definitely not alone on this. You shouldn't feel as though people are watching, judging or talking about you. Just take a deep breath and smile at anyone you do see looking your way. And remember that these people who look at you are probably going to or have looked at a hundred other people throughout their day and, if they're worth it, they are not going to talk about or judge someone they've never before met and talked to.

Good luck and be brave! I hope it goes well.

Just remember to keep calm and focused on your exam. The others will probably be too nervous about taking the exam to notice much around them!

Hope this helps!

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Re: Fear of people. - December 5th 2009, 01:57 PM

Arrrrg! I'm a new person, and I'm here to scare you

Just kidding ^-^;;

You seem like a really cool girl, I hate to say this but I actually find that fear a very cute aspect of you, I don't really think it's something you need to worry about, it just does sound like you are intimidated (stated above by Coveness). I get that way sometimes too, you just gotta push through and think how silly it really is. I mean honestly, what could possibly go wrong when your surrounded by hundreds of people, and a very large majority of them would come to your aid in the event of something happening. So don't feel like you've just left your safe place behind when you meet new people, drag it with you to make sure you have a place to go back to.

If all else fails simply ignore some people or ask them not to talk to you.

I hope you work out this problem
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Re: Fear of people. - December 5th 2009, 03:23 PM

its highschool so yea every1 is judging u its what happens just be urself and ull be fine. know who u r and be comfortable with it.

also if new ppl scare u dont let them be new ppl get to know the kids in ur class. talk to them.

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