Originally Posted by NovemberRain
I'm not sure what you mean by 'can't do any group related activities the first day.' ?? Can you elaborate?
I don't have social anxiety, though I do have an anxiety issue I'm dealing with, but I am an introvert. As an introvert and someone with an undiagnosed anxiety problem, physical contact with people is literally physically taxing. An hour or two in the company of someone who is not my best friend leaves me with achy joints and at least a splitting headache, in addition to a general all-over tiredness. It may not be as severe for metalkitty, but i know the feeling of wanting to meet people and wanting to hang out and do stuff, sometimes just with them, other times in a group so it doesn't get weird if I freeze up or forget to talk or generally be my charming self, but actually doing something in a group is something I've got to mentally prepare myself for days in advance, because it just cannot happen another way.