I have always been somewhat of a shy person around ppl that I'm not comfortable around, but as of lately, I'm begininng to think i might have anxiety disorder or something of this nature. Whenever I'm put into a slightly uncomfortable situation, it feels like I can't control myself, and I shut down. Here are some specific situations. 1. Speech class - I end up dropping the class in the second week because i had to give a one minute speech (one MINUTE) about another person in class. I knew about the speech since the first day of class, and for the next 2 weeks, I was unhappy and the whole time worried about giving the speech. 2. I never approach or hit on girls anywhere, including when I'm out at the bars. I will not go up to girls I find attractive. Also, I will never make a move on someone when the situation presents itself. 3. I've been 21 for a year now, and I will not go by alcohol by myself, and if I do, I will be shaking the whole time. 4. I basically feel uncomfortable and nervous anytime I'm by myself in public. 5. Lastly, I had a career fair at my college last week, perfert opportunity to meet companies so I can get a internship for the summer, but instead I walked once around, got all nervous and basically ran out. This is the sad part, I feel like I'm an outgoing person. I was a leader in many college projects, and I'm going to be the captain of my college golf team. I love sharing my opinion. I feel like this anxiety is ruining my life and making me pass up soooo many great opportunities. If I want to be successful, I need to figure this out. Thanks for your help and advice. I know its a long read.