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Penny Williams

I have social anxiety and I feel very anxious meeting new people (I avoid it) but am fine with people I know. So it could be that:

You’re Not Shy or Stuck Up. You Have Social Anxiety Disorder.

OR, it could be autism. These articles/self-tests may help you determine which is more likely:

What Does Autism Look Like in Adults?

[Self-Test] Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms in Adults

Of course, the only way to know for sure is to see a clinician for an evaluation.

ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism