I consider it my own issue, and would not react as though anyone is being malicious or rude since that usually isn't what's happening. If I'm strong enough to deal with it I just tune it all out by playing a little video game on my cellphone (even though I hate those stupid games) and it makes it easier. I just turn the volume all the way down and pretend I'm winning even though I'm loosing over and over.
It gives me an excuse for not looking at other people at all.
It's just sometimes it just gets 2 overwhelming no matter what I do. The whole thing is just really silly but I can't help it.
And it's really confusing because it really isn't a fear about what people think about me, because I unless it's a trusted friend, I really don't give a crap what people think about me.
I just feel threatened somehow when there is are strangers looking at me.
Don't know what to call it either. Stage fright? Agoraphobia?
No label seems to fit which makes it that much harder to be able to talk about it with anyone. Well, boo hoo. I guess I have a lot worse problems than that..I guess it just bugs me cuz it seems like it's getting worse instead of better.