There are different types of anxiety. There is social anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, panic disorders, and PTSD.

Having one of these doesn't mean other people can tell, and for people with high-functioning anxiety, they appear as if nothing is wrong unless you can pick out the telltale signs.

Here are 12 things that people with high-functioning anxiety do that some people just don't understand. 

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1. Not going out even though you want to.

Even if they really want to say yes, anxiety puts this fear in them because there is the risk of the unknown. It also takes so much out of them, and they don't want to bum anyone out.

2. They nitpick and obsess over minor details.

2. They nitpick and obsess over minor details.
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To them, these "little" things are big issues. For example, they get self-conscious about being awkward in a conversation, or when someone gives them a weird look, or if someone hasn't texted them back quickly enough.

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3. They can't get enough sleep.

3. They can't get enough sleep.
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Their brains are working overtime constantly so it takes forever to fall asleep, but once they open their eyes, they might as well get up.

4. They assume the worst out of everything and everyone.

4. They assume the worst out of everything and everyone.
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It's hard to enjoy a moment when you are waiting for something to go wrong and you have a list of possibilities that goes on for miles.

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5. They can't let things go easily.

They will replay conversations from weeks ago, trying to figure out what they said wrong or what they could have said differently. They want an answer but don't even know the question.

6. When someone asks them what's wrong, it makes them more worried.

People with high-functioning anxiety are good at hiding their true feelings, so if someone picks up on them they will feel worse. If someone notices that they seem off, then they feel the problem must be really bad.

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7. They blame themselves constantly.

7. They blame themselves constantly.
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Whether it's someone not replying to them or not calling them back, they think they are the problem. They don't take into consideration that people have busy lives and it has nothing to do with them.

8. They apologize for everything.

If they feel like they are to blame all the time, then naturally they would feel the need to apologize. Their insecurities will have them saying sorry even if nothing has gone wrong.

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9. They can't handle thoughts of the future. 

9. They can't handle thoughts of the future.
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When they think of the future, they fear that they won't be ready for it — or worse, that they won't do anything or become someone to be proud of.

10. They compare themselves to everyone.

10. They compare themselves to everyone.
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The worst is feeling as if they aren't as good as other people their age. They worry that haven't done enough and will never be able to catch up.

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11. They obsess over every little mistake.

11. They obsess over every little mistake.
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It could be as simple as mispronouncing someone's name, but they can't let it go and it will eat away at them and their self-esteem.

12. They are so mentally exhausted that it takes a toll on them physically.

They have very little energy some days even though it seems like they didn't do much. This is because they are constantly battling their own thoughts.

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