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I sometimes wonder if I have social anxiety since I tend to try avoiding interaction even if it would prove beneficial.

Norm @Normandy

Never really felt comfortable talking with strangers one to one for some reason.

@normandy it took me a very long time to get over it and be able to do it. I don't know if it was social anxiety or something else, but the feeling felt similar to a feeling I still have, being uncomfortable when someone uses my first name when they don't even know me (like anywhere where an employee is reading your name off a computer screen.) I always felt my social interaction preferences were more like the norms in Sweden or Japan than the USA.

@moonman yeah I tend to feel more comfortable being a bit distant before acting like we're familiar