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Social Anxiety on Public Transport: Coping With Taking Public Transport

Managing Social Anxiety on Public Transport

It’s around rush hour on a Thursday morning, and I have to take the bus to an appointment. I manage to snag one of the last seats, next to a thin, average-looking man in his 30s who somehow looks like a realtor to me. As soon as I sit down, it starts. Ever so insidiously, that feeling of being watched, noticed and judged creeps over me. People are packed into the double bus like sardines —...

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