When a person is fighting anxiety, it's sadly common for the consequences of this illness to be interpreted as rudeness. For this reason, in this short blog post, we'd like to share with you eight consequences of anxiety that should not be confused with rudeness.
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8 Consequences Of Anxiety That Should NOT Be Confused With Rudeness
- Socially withdrawing - which can happen, for example, in order to cope with all of anxiety's debilitating symptoms.
- Having an outburst - which can happen, for example, when a past trauma is triggered.
- Being "fussy" over plans - which can happen because, for example, having clear plans can help make anxiety more manageable.
- Cancelling plans last minute - while this isn't ideal, it can happen because, for example, when anxiety sets in, leaving home and being in an environment that feels unsafe and/or overstimulating can feel unmanageable.
- Being irritable - which can happen because, for example, anxiety can make you feel very "on edge", and make you feel like your brain is running at 100 miles an hour. Unfortunately, this can make it easy to "snap" over the "little things". Additionally, the physical symptoms of anxiety (such as headaches and stomach aches), can also contribute to feeling irritable as well.
- Nit-picking (i.e. being detail-oriented) - which can happen because, for example, often those with anxiety are perfectionistic and overly-analytical, which means that they "see a lot".
- Impatience - which can happen, for example, due to hyperactivity in the brain, and difficulty engaging in a world that can feel too "slow".
- Shutting down emotionally - which can happen because, for example, those with anxiety can be prone to burn out.
We hope you've found this short little blog post informative, our friend.
All our love,
The Depression Project.
P.S. If you've found this blog post helpful, then you may also find another one of our blog posts in particular helpful as well - which details 7 consequences of depression that should not be confused with laziness.