I have suffered with anxiety my entire life. I now have social anxiety. It becomes very apparent when. I am in a toxic environment at a job. If folks start gossiping about me and making derogatory comments about me…I shut down. I am now talking Zoloft to help with this. I see an improvement but slightly. Help!
I have a similar situation at my job. People in my department are famous for gossiping and talking behind peoples’ backs. I never know for sure if they’re talking about me, but that doesn’t make me any less self-conscious.
Generally I just try to ignore them and listen to music to drown out the sound of their whispering. Telling myself, “So what? Who cares if they’re talking about me?” helps me feel a little better too.
Hopefully this helps!