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How do you react when you get nervous in social situations?

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  • Эмоционально очень.В зависимости от обстановки.Нервнее других.

  • I disappear.



  • I keep quiet like really quiet... then I will walk out.

  • Alcohol. Unfortunate but true.
  • I'm almost always nervous in social situations. Usually I will sit quietly in a corner hoping someone will talk to me. But then when they do I tend to not shut up. I don't seem to have a middle ground. Last night I sat at the bar alone and spoke to the girl next to me. She was there with her husband and their hot friend. I really wanted to talk to him. I might have gotten too friendly with her. I went with her outside when she went to have a smoke. I made fun of her husband when we were sitting out side. We all LOLed. I don't know if I made a good or bad impression. The cute guy talked to me some, but not much. They are regulars, so I'll see them next week. I've been trying to go to the bar every Firday and Saturday so that I can make some friends. Or at least have a semi social life. Normally I just sit alone, but someone always talks to me. It's a very friendly bar. Lately I've been trying to take the initiative to talk to new people. I don't do well with small talk, but I have been doing ok. I still over share. I need to learn to make contact but not blab about everything.
  • In times when I'm in a social situation and get nervous, I can do a lot of things. It all depends on the environment. If I'm at a social dinner and I get nervous, regardless of the situation I'll always stutter, but sometimes I shake my right leg a lot. If I'm at an interview, or a study group, or social gathering then usually I tend to drum my fingers on the table, desk, or whatever is available. Other times I simply just back off into the scenery and blend in until everything is over.
  • I usually get really quiet or really sarcastic. Also I sometimes get a stutter/stammer.
    If it is really important though nervous or not I take a deep breath, try to calm myself and do what ever it is I need to do.



  • How do you react when you get nervous in social situations? Depends on the social situation. I can freeze, panic, shut down, become manic and annoying, shut down and become strictly emotional, or in rare cases the best comes out in me such as in my current American Communities class.
  • When I am around people I don't know (or simply very well) I get really quiet and shy. Occasionally I'll try to leave, but my nerves are rarely horrible enough for me to do so. When I am with people I know, and trust I will simply inform them of such or try to steer the conversation away from the subject.
  • It's very difficult for me. I'm very nervous.
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