List Rules People with social anxiety: vote up the most anxiety-inducing situations you could be put in; vote down the situations you'd be able to navigate just fine.
House parties, group dinners, team-building exercises - some of us love them, and many of us dread them with ever fiber of our being. Anyone who is familiar with the heart-racing, palm-sweating, mind-numbing sensations that come with suddenly garnering the attention of a group of people - or, even worse, an entire room of people - would probably admit (though never out loud) that they deal with social anxiety.
For people with social anxiety, the very idea of commanding the attention of a room full of strangers or being on the receiving end of a slew of awkward questions is almost as bad as it actually happening. And what makes matters even worse? Other people being able to tell that they're anxious - cue sweaty palms, trembling voice, and the ever-dreadful blush.
So, what's the very worst thing that someone can do to a socially anxious person? Turns out, there are a lot of things.
People who have social anxiety: vote up the most anxiety-inducing situations that you could ever be forced to endure, and vote down those that you'd probably survive just fine.
Someone asks you to tell a story to a group that you told them in confidence.
Someone takes you to a party, but ignores you and only talks to other people.
Someone leaves you at a party where they're the only person you know.
Someone points and stares at you while you're standing alone.
Someone makes you dance with them on an empty, well-lit dance floor.
Someone makes you do karaoke.
Someone tells you to meet them at a party where you don't know anyone and they show up late.
In a group conversation at a party where you haven't spoken in awhile, someone interrupts you as soon as you get the nerve to speak.
The only person you know at a dinner sits at the other end of the table from you.
Someone makes you meet them at a crowded place and they show up 20 minutes late.
Someone asks you to give a speech at their wedding.
When you finally get the nerve to talk in front of a group, and someone says "so you do talk!"