I’m going to call it that from now on. What I mean is having anxiety about having anxiety– being afraid that you will start feeling anxious, being afraid that people will notice you’re feeling anxious, etc.
It’s still a thing that I don’t have, and it’s apparently a thing that most people with social anxiety do have. I saw a post today about “concealed anxiety” which was on this general theme, and it’s confusing and frustrating. I do like 75% of the things described in that post, but that’s just not why I do them.