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Eliot # Posted on August 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

I’ve never been able to properly express myself in any way, which has made me alienated and shut off from others. While being around other people, including family and closest friends, I often function “mechanically”, behaving in a way I think people would expect me to behave, almost completely lacking spontaneity. When trying to meet new people, I can’t make any meaningful conversations since my mind often becomes completely blank and I immediately start looking for the escape route. The only time when I can be my true self is while being completely alone and I have realized that fears of rejections and humiliation are probably the main causes of all this.

This site seems to be crowded with people who can actually read/listen and understand and I thought that sharing here might help, at least a bit.. I do understand that no one else can overcome my fears for me and I am not expecting any straightforward answers or directions, but I just wanted to get this off my chest for the first time in my life :)