I cry when speaking to people of authority.

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This has long been an issue, whenever I speak to somebody (particularly in a position where they are giving me feedback or criticism like with my manager at work) I really struggle not to cry.

I'm quite a confident person, not much really gets to be about day to day life. I was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder when I was in my first year of university (about 5 years ago now) and I don't suffer as much as I used to from panic attacks or feeling overwhelmed, I do however feel very anxious when I have to speak one on one to people.

This happens Infront of doctors, teachers, colleagues and my manager.

could this be related to my existing anxiety?

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    Hello Fawun

    I think this is because of underlying self-consciousness...in spite of being confident in other areas, in one-to-one situations all focus is on you and what you might say/do/react.  I, too, have experienced this, when an adrenaline rush comes, and makes you feel flustered and, in your case, tearful.  One example of my own issues...I could easily write a speech, a poem, a short story...what you will...but if I had to read it out in front of a group of people, I would be overcome with nerves, would blush, become breathless and want to run away.....Keep your spirits up, keep smiling and do not lose faith in yourself.  Good Luck.

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    Yes it's just part of anxiety, I suffer from this too. My body trembles and body shakes if I know I have a meeting to attend or have to speak to anyone I think is authors give. Think it's a fear of being judged, worried bout making a full of yourself

    Try not to worry bout it too much, I'm sure lots of people have the same symptom 😘

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    I have the same issues, but instead of crying, I stutter. All this time I thought that it's just some sort of stage fright out of my extreme shyness. But could this be a mental disorder?
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