I feel really uncomfortable around other people

When I'm in large crowds I get angry and I just can't deal with people. I don't really like other people (I prefer animals) they make me nervous and scared.

I lay awake at night thinking and having conversations in my head and i almost always end up making myself feel terrible and crying, I have more conversions in my head than I do with actual people.

I don't know what's wrong with me and why I feel this way. What should I do?

Lydia Radke
Lydia Radke
Embracing many paths to a well life

Large crowds are tough and can feel unsafe.  So can being around other people.  First of all, I do recommend you find a therapist to help you through these feelings.  I'm pretty sure you've got some good reasons to feel the way you do and I'm sure there is a path to feeling better.  I wonder what messages you are telling yourself.  Some thoughts you mentioned above are "I can't deal with people" or "people make me nervous".  When you think these kind of thoughts, catch yourself and add a true positive statement to it.  "I can't deal with people right now and that's okay.  I'm going to find a place with fewer people and calm myself."  or "people make me nervous and I'm going to get through this.  I'm going to take a break and come back when I'm able".  I wish you all the best!

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