“my social anxiety has gotten me to such an isolated place where it's hard to be my old jokey self. Now I am scared of people and physically recoil when I see someone coming my way, not to mention, I avoid eye contact whenever possible. I'm afraid all this together has made me look unapproachable and aloof. I find my coworkers for the most part fun and energetic and I'd love to get to know them but give off such a negative self-image that I make others uncomfortable. I want to get rid of this”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.