how do i not spill spaghetti and act socially awkward when going to gun stores? every time i enter one i get nervous despite the fact that i own multiple guns and enjoy shooting?
Its called social anxiety disorder and I have it too.
There is no help except medicines, or you just have to get used to just be okay with being awkward and stop being self conscious.
social anxiety can be caused by looking young or unmanly which invites more alpha people to talk to you in a patronizing way and you start acting used to it and become conditioned
lift weights and get high T, the bigger you get the larger the portion of society that stops messing with you
Try and be friendly with the staff.
Talk to them about stuff you know something about, ask smart questions, don't try to appear more knowledgeable than you are.
Don't cling to them if there are other customers around.
Just be a decent person, and you'll feel right at home.
I feel weird going into gun stores too. Maybe it's because I'm young and with all these mass shootings the gun owners think I'm planning something. I've shot guns since a kid but I guess I've starting going alone not too long ago.
i dont think its that, i act pretty normal at work or with friends. Its really when i go to a store or food joint or gunshop, etc when it gets awkward
that seems dangerous
im 6'4 160lbs, full beard, and deep booming voice. I look way older than I am.
Post pics. We may see something you don't.
I used to feel weird but I stopped by going to my local two ships a shit load. Now they'll come shake my hand and bullshit with me so it's just like seeing a buddy.
I know that feel bro. Certain situations make me nervous as well including going to the funstore. I would recommend something called phenibut. It's legal and is used in Russia as a treatment for social anxiety. Don't use it all the time though because you build a tolerance quickly and need more for it to become effective. Also if you take it too long you will have bad withdrawals when you get off of it. It's really good though for occasional use when you need to contain your spaghetti, like a job interview or a social event or a visit to the fun store. Another thing that helps me is Adderall which I find gives me a little extra drive to be more social and less prone to being anxious. Besides drugs I would say just going to the gunstore more often and exposing yourself to the situations that make you uncomfortable. That's helped me the most. Good luck m8
6'4" 160... that's your problem right there. I literally was you 5 years ago. I'm 6'4" and 235ish at 12% now. I'm not ripped, but I'm not skinny fat and I'm far from pudgy. Get into training. Your height plus some size will make your social life, with men and especially women, a whole heck of a lot easier. Trust me on this one. It changed the kinds of women I had access to, it improved my mood, it improved my performance at work and helped my career. Getting in shape literally made me a better person.
You owe it to yourself, especially if you're tallish.
Being the weird kid in school and staying a shut in pc gamer NEET slowed my personal growth by many years. Get out there, experience life and become independent. Confidence will follow and everything will fall into place.
Unless you're dealing with a jackass owner who acts like an elitist dick whenever you ask him a simple question, you shouldn't have any problems. There's a place in a neighboring town I frequent where the owners/workers are pretty chill and like to socialize with customers. Whatever you need, they've got it.
Ask your doctor. Dirt cheap and he can start you on a low enough just to see if it helps you. I'll warn you though, it'll take you an hour to cum when you're on it though.
>mfw I started SSRIs when I was 14, and I've literally never ejaculated while I was conscious
This, also getting loaded and/or high and talking to strangers on the street.
You know, now that I'm typing it out it doesn't sound so great. It's been working slowly but surely for me at least.
i know that fucking feeling. i already own a few guns as well but,i cant help but feel im being criticized by everyone else there, or being looked on more than any one else, its bad enough im hispanic. when i first started shopping for guns i spilled spaghetti, but i gotta say, this one store i go to about half an hour from me, are really friendly, and helpful. its literally the only gun store i go to.
Yeah, the orgasm shit sucks. I've had to cut back my wanking far too much, and even when I do the orgasms suck. On the flip side, my life is way better in every other way.
[spoiler]I still miss my orgasms.[/spoiler]
I had OP's problem until I realized it wasn't me being nervous around guns but dreading dealing with elitist/know it all/overbearing fuddlord store employees and clientele. When another store opened that catered to a slightly younger demographic of younger cops, military, and enthusiasts my nervousness disappeared because they were actually there to be helpful and instructive instead of hang out and spout off about what they may or may not have done in 'Nam and hunt'n coy dogs and bitch about BARACK HUSSEIN OBUMMER.
Damn you would look like a giant to me 5'5 107lbs.
What is average to you?
Have to agree. I'm 6'3" and 235. Not a fat ass and can do 10 pull-ups. Work out with weights. Learn reps and double your protein intake like chicken and you'll bulk up to a more proportionate size. It will help you confidence immensely.
Looking into this now. I'm a pretty jittery and nervous person, especially in social situations. Total spaghetti monster. I could use something to help me deal with people better, since I have a social job as an educator.
No, however they are both in the same class of drugs (both primarily target GABA receptors) but they are different substances. You may want to consider trying phenibut or at least at read up on it. Everyone I know that's used it has had very good results with it
Damn, I must seem like a midget to most people then.
I used to get this because truthfully, I was intimidated by all the "gun guys" who hung around and seemed to know their shit when I didn't. As I grew in experience and started realizing they were being condescending fuckwits when they were spewing wrong info constantly, all those feelings went away. The other things that helped were starting to make more money and starting to bang hotter chicks.
Basically, if you feel like your spaghetti is spilling in the store that should be your cue to turn your attention inward and work at being a better all around human being. It's hard to feel like someone's looking down at you when you know inherently that everything about your life is better than theirs.
Think of it as a game. I used to be like this cause I would over think things in social settings. I just went fuck it, if people don't like me then what the fuck should I care, I'll just be myself. Life is a joke, just laugh it off. Besides, you have guns who is going to fuck with you?
I'm gonna assume he uses a US Navy issued recoil stabilizer like pic related.
>taking meds for anxiety or depression
I have social anxiety and some form of depression but I'm not dumb enough to do that
Im 5 10 170 pounds.so what?size doesn't make the man.character makes the man.
>John S Mccain
Hi uh excuse me, that was a ship in 7th fleet, while we still had Mk 18s, the John S Mccain was an all male crew. It wasnt until we had to change the barrels to make them M4s when that ship had female crew members.