04/13/2012 06:46 PMPosted by GelminaWell first you have to acknowledge the difference between people "saying" they have SA and people who really do have SA. A lot of people will say "I have SA, that's why I act like a jerk, have no social skills, don't want anybody to bother me, and want to lock myself in the house and never come out so that I never have to have my illusions challenged."
This is just wrong. Most people who realy know what Social Anxiety is wouldn't tell people they have it if they don't have too. The number one reason is that it marks you. When someone finds out you have scoial anxiety they look at you differently. Some think off the bat your a faker and making excuses. Others just think you are weak. Either way its not something that most people share openly unless they have too.
My own situation is a little different. I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. Because I wasn't thinking right I isolated myself for years. My SA was pretty much caused by that isolation. As I get use to things again, its getting better, a little every day. There are still bad days though. I recall being so panicked and embarresed after messing up in a dungeon that I server changed and then later that day cancelled my account. That was without anyone actually mentioning my goof up. I'd like to think I'm past that, and never going back to that point though.
Good Luck to you guys setting up on Wyrmrest. I have a character or two there, I might check it out.