Anonymous asked: I don't get out around people much due to anxiety issues. & when I do, I find everything that's funny but not hysterically funny just that. hysterically funny. I sometimes get to the point where I can't stop laughing I'm still giggling while trying to stop or I'll sit silently laughing. It's so embarrassing because I may look 'happy' outside but inside I'm dying trying to stop! This is ridiculous! What is wrong with me? :(
It’s nerves! They call it nervous laughter for a reason. I do this in situations with people I don’t know, or super cute people, or a really stressful situation. Hey, if you’re laughing, at least you aren’t crying.
Really though, it’s just nerves and you need to calm down inside. You need to work on your anxiety issues outside of the situation. When you have some time to be alone, take some time to work on that. What makes you so nervous? What can you do to make yourself less anxious in general? See a therapist? Talk it out with your parents/friends? Write, read, draw, sing, dance? Find tools necessary to talk yourself down from panicky situations. Literally talk to yourself. Remind yourself that you’re okay, these people are just people like you, breathe, in and out, inhale, exhale, hum a little song in your head, count down from a hundred, anything that takes your focus off the situation.
There is nothing wrong with you. You are not weird or alone.