Just wondering what precisely gives you anxiety? Just felt like adding another reason I have withdrawn myself from society/friendships for the past 2 years. I feel anxious around people when I have to perform some kind of practial task. It stems from when I was little, I was helping my Grandad fix a motorbike .... and I never understood his instructions. He got really impatient, didn't want anything to do with me etc. Even at that age (about 9) I felt like a failure, not being able to help 'fix' things like all the males in the family could. And for some reason this one seemingly innocuous event stayed with me. I was always more adapt with either pure physical prowess like running or strength related activities etc or language, general social and philosophical problems etc. I have never been very practically minded at all. It's got to the point where, for example I'm not even comfortable setting up a VCR around someone. I mean it's a simple task and I can do it. But the anxiety hits when someone is watching me. I fret about stuffing it up, not knowing what to connect where and even though I can do it .... my heart races, my mind clouds and I forget what I'm doing. It's pretty pathetic. It's fucking embarrassing and so stupid. I try and try to fight it, but the more I am conscious of it the worse it is. I don't know just wanted to share.