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5 Anxiety Vs. Reality Comics That Show How Social Anxiety Screws Up Your Perception Of The World
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5 Anxiety Vs. Reality Comics That Show How Social Anxiety Screws Up Your Perception Of The World

Jacob Andrews is the creative genius behind For Lack of a Better Comic, who now works as comic artist for CollegeHumor. His comics cover all kinds of topics, from the objectively best and worst feelings in the world, to romantic expectations and sleeping with your partner, Jacob has got you covered with a witty and sometimes dark take on things.

This time he has tackled a subject that many people can relate to, anxiety. Not the intense, heart-pounding terror that wakes you in the night and leaves you convinced that you are about to die kind of anxiety, but a milder form of social anxiety that leaves you feeling like you suck and the whole world is secretly laughing at you. We all feel a bit inadequate at times, and Jacob manages to capture feelings that will make many people nod knowingly, while highlighting how absurd and painful the condition can be.

Scroll down to check out the comics for yourself, as well as some reactions to them. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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A lot of people saw themselves…

Others wanted to remind that it’s not all that bad

And while not everybody gets it

Most at least try to

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Dian Ella Lillie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I don't have anxiety and this seems silly." Well, excuse us for being silly all over your internet. Years after I recognised my own social anxiety I still struggle with it, but I am now conscious about it which helps. I remember that a friend once said that he had no qualms in public because people don't pay any attenmtion to you, you just think that they do, and he proved it by asking me what I remembered about any person I'd casually passed 5 seconds ago. It was an 'aha!' moment, and I move through public situations now knowing that I have a cloak of invisibility around me, with a 5-10 second delay at most. It really helps to disappear all the people that I don't want to be there.

Master Markus
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A large part of my social anxiety is that I think everyone is as judgey as I am.

Wanda Queen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually one of the first steps in an anxiety self help book I read once......practice being less judgmental toward others because the more you judge, the more you assume others do, too. Not sure if the book worked or not. I didn't finish it.....because I also have commitment issues. Sigh. ;)

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Dian Ella Lillie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I don't have anxiety and this seems silly." Well, excuse us for being silly all over your internet. Years after I recognised my own social anxiety I still struggle with it, but I am now conscious about it which helps. I remember that a friend once said that he had no qualms in public because people don't pay any attenmtion to you, you just think that they do, and he proved it by asking me what I remembered about any person I'd casually passed 5 seconds ago. It was an 'aha!' moment, and I move through public situations now knowing that I have a cloak of invisibility around me, with a 5-10 second delay at most. It really helps to disappear all the people that I don't want to be there.

Master Markus
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A large part of my social anxiety is that I think everyone is as judgey as I am.

Wanda Queen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually one of the first steps in an anxiety self help book I read once......practice being less judgmental toward others because the more you judge, the more you assume others do, too. Not sure if the book worked or not. I didn't finish it.....because I also have commitment issues. Sigh. ;)

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