4. They have high standards and they never settle for anything less.
Although an anxious person may typically have deteriorating states of confidence and self-esteem, they still understand that in order for a relationship to work, they need to be partnered up with someone whose strengths can help compensate for their weaknesses. They are only interested in dating people who can help bring them out of their shell. They want to be with individuals who are able to make them feel comfortable despite of their anxiety. Finding these kinds of people can be very difficult.
5. Anxiety makes them feel very lonely and isolated.
Even when they’re surrounded by people in a crowded room, people with anxiety can still feel very alone and isolated. They are naturally drawn to seclusion because they want to fend off their personal demons on their own. They never want any collateral damage, and they try their best to keep people away from their times of despair. It’s as if they don’t want to contaminate anyone else with their anxiety.
6. They have problems striking up conversations with new people.
It can be very disconcerting and uncomfortable for a person with anxiety to interact with other people. This problem is only magnified when they are forced to interact with people they have yet to get comfortable with. Meeting new people can be such a struggle for people with anxiety because finding comfort and stability in their lives is difficult enough as it is. Adding new people to the dynamics of how they live their lives can only complicate things and make it harder for them to get comfortable.
7. They tend to be very pessimistic and are plagued with the ideas of breakups.
There is very little light that shines on the lives of people with anxiety. They tend to take on darker views of the world, and as a result, they have very pessimistic outlooks on life. They rarely ever think that things are going to be easy and smooth. They see life as a constant struggle, and it’s the same with relationships. It would be difficult for them to shake the thought of possible heartbreak away from their heads when dating someone.- Continue reading on the next page