What Are Common Things People With Anxiety Do? 15 Top Things



“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ― Anais Nin

Have you ever been in an elevator with a stranger whose mere presence uncorked the bottle that holds those pesky anxiety ants? Those seemingly normal and uninteresting glances appeared to be oblique, menacing gaze with a psychotic glitter.

Your brows knit together, and a knot formed in your throat; those weird eyes seemed to be examining you, as if responding in agreement with the evil idea brewing in your head.

Even before the stranger could finish his sentence, those threateningly silent lips exhibited signs of movement and formed its first villainous words, “What level is Richardson’s…”, you murmured hurriedly “Don’t know” and skedaddled with your hot body.

After a few minutes, you realize how you confused a harmless stranger for a crazy psychopath, and your irrational assumption begins to haunt you for the rest of your life. However, this is just one of the many things that you are likely to do as an anxious person.

Listed below is a thorough list of the things that you are most likely to do as an anxious person.


  • You are afraid of familiarity.

When you see a recognizable body approaching you, you hastily change your course or act as if you’ve forgotten something, whack your head, and go fast without looking at them. You only exhale when you’ve double-checked that there’s no trace of that person behind you.

Goodbye, old friend.

  • You’re not a fan of being alone.

Hearing any sound, from your own wind breaking to the soft plopping of water in the kitchen sink, is enough to convince you of the presence of a poltergeist or a killer.

  • So, too, is spontaneity deliberate.

You have no concept what the word “spontaneous” means, yet “on my guard,” “aware,” and “alert” are the only words you understand and live by.

  • You’re extremely aware of your surroundings.

When you witness a group of people laughing together, you are quickly convinced that you are the punchline to their joke, even though you have no idea who those people are.

  • There is no respite for your intellect.

Your mind is always pulsating with excruciatingly gloomy notions, and you’re so excellent at painting things in dark tones that the scope of your pessimism occasionally amazes you.

  • Your brain is a jumbled mess.

Because you are constantly trapped in the complex labyrinths of your mind, your expressions like the one above.

  • For you, small chat is a big deal.

You get cold chills just thinking about meeting someone because you’re not good at exchanging pleasantries with people you know, let alone making an effort to make small chat with someone you don’t know.

  • When a complete stranger phones…

When you see an unknown number on your phone or lose it, you sweat from every part of your body, even the regions you didn’t realize had sweat glands.

  • Making decisions is causing even more confusion.

Making a decision is torturous for you since you can’t make one without exhausted all conceivable and a billion less likely to happen possibilities. Even after all of this, when you believe you’ve finally nailed it, you tweak it last-minute. Aaaahhhh.

  • You won’t be able to relax even if you sleep.

You try to get 40 winks in the hopes that your anxiety-smothered ideas will cease perverting your brain, but you can’t sleep a wink because your anxiety-smothered thoughts become more powerful, as if on steroids.

  • Unanswered questions abound in your life.

When someone tells you a motivational narrative to help you overcome your worries and concerns, it immediately backfires, as you are now faced with a new source of anxiety about failing for the rest of your life.

  • You don’t want to be told who you truly are.

You already know how skeptical and pessimistic you are, but hearing that makes you go apes*** over them.

  • In your mind, death is always dirty-dancing.

Anything that creates even a semblance of turbulence when flying will make you want to stuff your face into your breathing mask.

  • You become physically ill as a result of your anxiousness.

Your body language is always tense, there’s a steady flow of agitation from your heart to your stomach, and your eyes are constantly attempting to focus on anything but darting around because you’re afraid that people can see right through your anxieties.

  • One of the best qualities is patience, but it isn’t one of yours.

If your friend’s request is turned down or your text message does not receive a response within 5 minutes, you are prone to believe that people despise you.

You may always try ways to cope with anxiety and break free from the captivity of apprehension. Anxiety is certainly not a state you want to spend the rest of your life in, therefore you can always try ways to cope with anxiety and break free from the captivity of trepidation.

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Hi, I'm Laura and welcome to my blog.

I've been interested in the human mind since I was a child and that's the reason why I became a psychologist. I thought I had everything figured out, but it turned out I was suffering from anxiety for at least ten years without even noticing it. With the help of what I already knew, and some of my friends/colleagues, I compiled a list of articles that helped me go through my anxiety and get to the other side of the tunnel.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find something to help you along the way.