What Concealed Anxiety Actually Feels Like


What Concealed Anxiety Actually Feels Like

Are you suffering from Concealed Anxiety? Or Know someone who is? When anxiety gets the best of you, you have to tame it within yourself. 

How does one explain someone the quandary of feeling good by being surrounded by people but also that one’s deepest triggers are usually social situations?

concealed anxiety
What Concealed Anxiety Actually Feels Like

I always masked my worries.

Also keeping those panic attacks in mind. The only thing more terrifying than a panic attack is having the responsibility to explain how a panic attack actually feels like, to your close people.

Concealed anxiety and symptoms

The symptoms — a racing mind and heart, difficulty breathing, feelings of choking, throats going dry — can make you feel like you’re going to faint, lose your mind and die.

Apart from the general symptoms of apprehension and worry, anxiety has several other ways to manifest itself through symptoms.

Read Anxiety Symptoms: The Different Ways In Which Anxiety Manifests Itself

For a long time, I wasn’t aware that I was going through a panic attack. I came to understand it much later when I had already struggled to free myself of its grasp for years.

People are puzzled by me – I come across as a perplexing mix of outgoing but introverted, very social but seldom socializing; open but selective of who I open up to. I connect with people easily but can only handle a few close friends who I share my whole world with.

I am bold, outgoing, straightforward and no-nonsense on the one hand while on the other I can be mindbogglingly introspective too. Sometimes even the smallest things can stress me out and override my nerves.

concealed anxiety
Positive Affirmations For Concealed Anxiety

Dating is a very difficult game for me.

How am I supposed to explain that I’m not a jealous, insecure, paranoid control-freak, but all I do is overthink everything? I just analyze everything too much – beyond the point of necessity.

I often find telling myself: Pick your battles. It’s not worth it. Let. It. Go. But Anxiety picks up like: “So.. I was looking through your Facebook page and I go like: “…..Dammit”.

My anxiety doesn’t care that I am in a relationship with a boy who makes me laugh, looks at me like I’m the most beautiful girl in the world, and treats me better than any other boy has.

Anxiety also doesn’t care about my achievements, about my connections with people or about the compliments I receive from others. I still assume myself to be unworthy and never up to the mark. It always feels like I could have contributed more but couldn’t because of my anxiety. This itself creates anxiety in me and hampers my performance and abilities. These keep going on in a cycle. While this is annoying, it also keeps me pretty grounded and unpretentious at the same time.

Ironically, my anxiety also often keeps me moving forward. I’m always gripped by the feeling that there’s more that I should be, or could be, doing with my life – and while this is stressful, it also keeps me in check.

I am highly observant and hypervigilant of my surroundings. People actually come to me for advice when they’re stressed out because I’m a great problem-solver – I mean c’mon, the billions of hours I spend thinking has to count for something.

Worrying about concealed anxiety? Watch how to cope up with anxiety?


Never let anxiety fool you into thinking you’re not strong enough for something. Never let your anxiety fool you into thinking that you can’t achieve your biggest dreams.

Never let anxiety convince you that you’re unappreciated or that you are not up to the mark. Never let anxiety fool you into thinking that this is how you will be for the rest of your life, it gets a lot better – a lot of your anxiety in your early 20’s will be circumstantial, your symptoms being perpetuated by all the natural over-thinking and being lost in your 20’s.

Having concealed anxiety feels terrible. But there are some valuable things that can be learned in this pit of darkness. If you can realize it, anxiety teaches you the most important things in life.

Read What Your Anxiety Can Teach You About Life

You will fall in love with yourself regardless of your most uncomfortable states, you will learn to embrace your demons which you can’t kill. You will learn to love your edges, all your roughness, and you will one day find all the perfection in all your imperfections.

What It’s Like To Have Concealed Anxiety
What Concealed Anxiety Actually Feels Like
What Concealed Anxiety Actually Feels Like
What Concealed Anxiety Actually Feels Like

— Share —

— About the Author —


  1. Liam Poulsens Avatar
    Liam Poulsens

    Yes, moderate anxiety is very difficult to recognize.

Leave a Reply

Up Next

5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique for Anxiety: A Great Method to Calm Your Anxiety

Coping Technique for Anxiety

If you are looking for a simple but effective coping technique for anxiety, look no further: the 54321 anxiety technique is your answer!

This technique is one of the easiest relaxation methods you can learn. So, whether you’re feeling overwhelmed or facing a stressful situation it will help you stay grounded in the present moment by using your senses.

Whether you’re dealing with occasional anxiety or looking for new tools to add to your mental health toolkit, this technique can be a valuable resource. In this blog, we will explore how the 54321 anxiety technique works and guide you through implementing it in your daily life. 

Understanding Anxiety and Its Unavoidable Effects

Up Next

Music Therapy: How To Use Music For Emotional Healing?

Music For Emotional Healing: Benefits of Music Therapy

Do you ever notice how your favorite song instantly lifts your spirits when it comes on? Or how it can calm your mind at the end of a stressful day? Well, that’s the power of music. It is not just some words and sounds, it’s a powerful tool that can also heal us. So, let us explore ways in which we can use music for emotional healing.

Can we use music for emotional healing?

Music heals. This is a fact known for centuries and holds true even to

Up Next

Is Your Depression Causing Anger? 4 Crucial Reasons to Address It

Is Your Depression Causing Anger? Reasons to Address It

Do you find yourself caught in an emotional tug-of-war? Is your depression causing anger? If every little frustration feels like it could explode into rage and snapping at loved ones for no reason has become a common habit, learn the ways to help yourself with depression and anger.

As an effect of depression, anger is quite common because we get tired of managing our depressed moods and get frustrated. Eventually, this affects our psyche and generates byproducts like irritability which negatively influence our daily lives. 

In this blog, I will help you understand when depression causes anger and how to manage it.

Scientific Connection Between Depression and Anger

Up Next

7 Proven Ways To Process And Heal From Collective Trauma

Healing from Collective Trauma: Strategies for Coping

Facing trauma not only as an individual but as a part of a community is real. It can happen for multiple reasons but grave societal issues are the primary ones.

Hence, sometimes this trauma can be inherited from the family as well. This is a shared collective trauma that elderly family members may pass on to their children and it continues.

Suppose your grandparents faced tremendous trauma for a particular type of social issue that may happen frequently but does not become a grave matter always. Hence, this fear of loss may pass to your parents and come to you.

So, now you have trauma for this particular type of social issue, and whenever you see it is going to happen you become extremely traumatized and anxious. Therefore, sometimes you may be a part of collective trauma unknowingly. 

Up Next

Depression Without Suicidal Thoughts: 8 Signs That You Have Been Ignoring

Depression without Suicidal Thoughts: Signs To Identify

Have you ever felt like you are going through the motions of daily life but not really feeling present or engaged? Many people experience depression without the extreme of suicidal thoughts, and it’s often overlooked or misunderstood.

Most of the time depression is associated with visible signs of sadness. However, sometimes it does appear with hidden signs.  You might think, “I’m just tired,” or “It’s just a rough patch,” but these feelings can be more than that. Depression can manifest in subtle ways that we often ignore or dismiss.

In this blog, we’ll explore 8 signs of depression that don’t involve suicidal thoughts—signs you might have been ignoring.

Read More:

Up Next

Anxiety Attack vs Panic Attack: How They Differ and Why It Matters?

Anxiety Attack vs Panic Attack: Must-Know Differences

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by sudden intense fear? Well, it’s important to understand the difference between an anxiety attack vs panic attack. Because whatever you are feeling is serious for your health and you need proper medical attention.

In modern life’s fast-paced rhythm, intense emotional overwhelm can strike unexpectedly. While both involve intense feelings of fear and discomfort, they differ in duration, triggers, and symptoms.

Recognizing these distinctions empowers individuals to seek appropriate support and strategies for managing these distressing but manageable experiences in their journey toward mental well-being.

This blog is going to be a handbook for those who are struggling with identifying panic attack signs, coping with anxiety attacks, and managing them. Keep following.

Up Next

3 Hacks To Stop Negative Thinking: It Worked For Me!

Hacks To Stop Negative Thinking: Master Self-Regulation

As someone who struggled to recognize negative thinking in myself, it took some time to understand I was doing it as a self-defense mechanism. I felt like I “had to” think negatively to keep myself safe. After a series of negative consequences, I discovered three easy steps to help stop negative thinking.

Negativity is not just in your thinking but also in your bad habits. It is also the words and vibes of others that you absorb. Unfortunately, we do not always have a way out of it.

3 Actionable Hacks To Stop Negative Thinking

Understanding the “why” behind your actions, responses, reactions, and behavior is necessary for your well-being. Negativity can sometimes come from our incorrect way of dealing with situat