Everyone at some point in life feels anxiety; They are innate reactions that we make to defend ourselves against dangers or risks. However, ...
Everyone at some point in life feels anxiety; They are innate reactions that we make to defend ourselves against dangers or risks. However, people who are clinically diagnosed tend to have behaviors of intense fear or terror, in life situations that apparently are not real.
These reactions and feelings of panic interfere with daily activities and interpersonal relationships (family, friends, loved ones), of all those people who suffer from anxiety; since the attitudes they take are often annoying for those who do not understand this condition.
For no reason, these people tend to be restless and worried most of the time about things that have not happened; They can even be hurtful to others; therefore, it is reason enough for friends to slowly drift away.
What you should know
1 They need a friend
Anxiety disorder causes people to feel fear all the time, so they withdraw from their friends, with distant, despotic, and cruel attitudes. But deep in their hearts, they know they need a friend who understands and understands them, without being judged or criticized.
They are looking for someone to talk to, due to their great need to be heard, since they need to vent their feelings and emotions, they also want to feel the support and empathy of a friend to feel safe and protected.
Anxiety makes people seem to be angry all the time since everything around them is dangerous, they even think that anyone will be able to attack them for no reason.
For this reason, if you are friends with a person who suffers from anxiety, help them, offer them your friendship and try not to impose your wishes; Instead, find a point of balance where both of you feel calm and secure.
2 Excessive fatigue has an explanation
Anxiety causes people not to be able to fall asleep since their thoughts are constantly focused on facing situations that put them in imminent danger, they are even looking for solutions for those threats that unconsciously stalk them.
These thoughts are repetitive, intense, and long-lasting; so insomnia is the main discomfort. Lack of sleep causes them to wake up feeling tired, irritable, bad-tempered, even rude to those around them.
Therefore, when you are living with a person who suffers from anxiety, you must understand that they will prefer to sleep during the day, because they feel exhausted and that if they reject an invitation to go out, it is not because they do not want to, but because they do not have the courage to do nothing. It even happens that they are with friends and they fall asleep, this does not mean that they are not interested in living together.
3 They prefer the company
Although their attitudes reflect the opposite, they seek company from their loved ones and friends, since they fear doing things by themselves, because they feel incapable of facing any problem or adversity.
Unconsciously, they will have attitudes that alienate everyone around them, because they are emotionally unstable people, who frequently experience feelings of sadness, loneliness, or anger; they even feel unsure of themselves and restless.
However, they want a sincere hug, a kiss, a cuddle, and feel that they are loved; as they will strive to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Many of their behaviors will be focused on idealization because they are very afraid of rejection and separation.
Usually, they will have difficulties making everyday decisions, they will constantly need reassurance from others. In short, they don't want to be alone because they worry about being unable to take care of themselves.
4 They want to be understood
It can be annoying that the person you love or love, all the time feels fear and fear in situations that lack to be real. But, when you understand and learn about anxiety disorder, you need to understand the reactions and impulses that motivate them to act differently.
These people have a high level of harm avoidance, which is why they tend to fear new or unfamiliar stimuli, acting with withdrawal; Their behaviors will be cautious, tense, shy, apprehensive, and pessimistic. For this reason, they tend to avoid social situations in which they must establish relationships with people they do not know.
5 They are strict with themselves
Most people with this disorder are usually perfectionists, rigid, and inflexible, spend a lot of time repeating tasks until they reach perfection, have problems adapting to changes, and have different points of view.
Their emotional stability will depend on control, routine, and order since they fear leaving their comfort zone for fear of experiencing things that put their life and integrity at risk.
Perhaps perfectionistic behaviors will make you angry since these people will never have the initiative to make changes and experience new things. However, you will know that with them you will get good results since they have learned about cause and error.
In conclusion, before judging or criticizing a person for their unusual behaviors, we must be alert and understand the signs that indicate that they may suffer from anxiety. Support, respect, and love will make that friend feel understood and little by little with your help they will be able to find emotional stability. Let's not forget that this condition needs the intervention of a specialist since it can be treated with medications and therapies.