Hi SS and welcome!
I am sorry that you are currently feeling this way, and that you are not comfortable with being around people who are seemingly critical to you.
When anxious, it is not unusual for our perceptions and filters to lean toward the negative...thus making neutral or even postive interactions seem hostile.
I think that checking out these resources may be of help to you. The first is a collection of therapy worksheets that can be used to work through troublesome thoughts and situations. It can help us to see things in a more practical/rational light by taking some of the emotion out of how we are looking at a particular experience.
Therapy Work Sheets:
These next two links are for on-line therapy sites that deal primarily with the same idea. "Warpy thoughts" as the site calls them can cause us a lot of stress and trauma...but through exercises, the modules teaches how to re-think situations and see things in a more positve light.
Free on-line CBT programs:
If you feel like you still need help with these challenges, why not look into talking with a therapist and working through these issues that are making things tough for you? :) I can personally recommend CBT as a game changer for my anxiety issues!
Keep talking with us as well. We understand, and are here to listen anytime.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 2/22/2015 9:55:59 PM (GMT-7)